Cycle-touring, Expeditions, Adventures, Major cycle routes NOT LeJoG (see other special board)
User avatar
Posts: 789
Joined: 25 Oct 2009, 7:45pm
Location: Aberdeen Scotland UK


Postby matt2matt2002 » 6 Aug 2014, 5:01pm

I had been thinking of a trans USA tour next year but with all the visa hassle, I am now thinking of Canada.
As a UK passport holder I think I can get in for 6 months with minimal/no problems.

Anyone ever been across, coast to coast?
Or advice on info source?
2014 Scottish End2End 1 month
2015 Pamir Highway Tajikistan & Kyrgyzstan for 2 months
2016 Sri Lanka for 1 month.
2017 West Coast of Scotland. Herbrides Lewis Harris 2 weeks
2018 Ethiopia.5 weeks.
All on a Thorn Raven with Rohloff hub.

Posts: 486
Joined: 16 Jan 2007, 12:04pm
Location: newton aycliffe county durham

Re: Canada

Postby loafer » 6 Aug 2014, 5:08pm

great place for good info

Posts: 1563
Joined: 13 Jan 2007, 11:28am
Location: Essex

Re: Canada

Postby simonhill » 6 Aug 2014, 6:21pm

A mate cycled it W to E a few years ago. He said it was the wrong way on the prairies. He cycled against the wind day after day and also reckoned it was uphill. Not sure about the uphill bit, but you should definitely check prevailing winds.

Posts: 343
Joined: 5 Feb 2012, 10:01pm
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Re: Canada

Postby Mistik-ka » 6 Aug 2014, 8:31pm

Given that we are discussing weather, nothing is certain but change. The prevailing winds in Canada — notably on the broad, flat prairies where shelter is rarer than hills — are westerlies.

It's sunny here in Saskatchewan right now, with a mild southerly breeze and temperatures in the mid-20's 8). (But you 'd better hurry: there are thunderstorms predicted for later this afternoon :( .)

Posts: 1563
Joined: 13 Jan 2007, 11:28am
Location: Essex

Re: Canada

Postby simonhill » 8 Aug 2014, 9:27am

Sorry in my post I said my mate cycled W to E, I saw him last night and he said it was E to W!. Hence the headwinds.

He did it the 'wrong' way because he wanted to go to a music festival and also end up at a friends place in Vancouver.

My point really was to check the wind. This still holds true. I meet many people who cycle a route based on personal criteria, taking no account of the wind. Many regret it.

Sorry for the confusion.

Return to “Touring & Expedition”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests