CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition

Syndicate content
Discussion boards hosted by CTC, the national cycling charity
Updated: 1 min 50 sec ago

Re: Getting to Scandinavia

42 min 55 sec ago
Not necessarily the end:

Sirena Seaways hope to restore the route at Easter 2015.

Re: Short Duration Norfolk Trip - Baggage Courier

47 min 36 sec ago
AFAIK one way is to post your change of clothes ahead. For a weekend I would have thought that to be enough.

Re: Poncho

54 min 20 sec ago
Ah the old selling-up scam - tempt them in for a £3 poncho then hit them with the £10 pants

All the best nevertheless.

Re: Romania

1 hour 3 min ago
I rode the EV6 through Romania. Loved my time there, I ran along the south following the Danube. Not much traffic, lots of friendly faces and cheers through the villages. Very cheap. Horse drawn carriages everywhere, Beware of; Dogs in the villages, certain types asking for money, mostly young children. Bless em!

Re: Poncho

1 hour 13 min ago
Sorry, I was buying 10 quid trousers and ashamed to say I forgot!

Re: Pennine Cycleway

1 hour 36 min ago
The Pennine Cycleway and Trans-Pennine Trail use the same route over Woodhead. But I agree that the Pennine Cycleway is one of the best in Britain.

Re: Pennine Cycleway

1 hour 38 min ago
Ps..I rode south to north..If i was coming the other way the bank out of Dentdale would have been interesting

Re: Poncho

1 hour 41 min ago
Thanks al - any news on your adventures in millets land?

Re: Pennine Cycleway

1 hour 41 min ago
I thought this was about the PCW and not the TPT..Two different routes (I think)..I rode the former a few years back on a Marin Muirwoods..Fully loaded..And the only section that i remember having to walk was a cobbled hill in Hebden Bridge..Took one look and climbed off the bike..One of the best official routes in England imo...Well i enjoyed it

Re: Short Duration Norfolk Trip - Baggage Courier

1 hour 46 min ago
I'd have word with Cameron.

I believe he had a similar arrangement.

Sorry - couldn't help it.

You will doubtless get a more useful reply soon.

Forgive me.

Re: Pennine Cycleway

2 hours 40 min ago
I did it on a Ridgeback hybrid and it's not an experience I'd repeat! The ascent to the summit from the west, in particular, was uncyclable IMO. But different people have different tolerance levels, I guess.

Here's a pic I found on Geograph: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3230612

Re: Pennine Cycleway

4 hours 26 min ago
[quote="Richard Fairhurst"]A little mapping website that shall remain nameless tells me it's 1300m, so 4200-ish feet. That's assuming you stick on the A road for a short way past the Woodhead summit, which you'll want to unless you have a full-sus MTB.

Why the mountain bike? maybe we're tougher round here but its quite possible to take a reasonably robust road bike over the TPT Woodhead summit, we were certainly doing it on early rigid atb's 25 years ago!

Re: "End of the line for Europe's iconic night trains?"

4 hours 52 min ago
The Amsterdam to Warsaw night train was not bad at all. We had use of the quiet lounge in Amsterdam with free beer etc. Two beds in our cabin with our own wc + shower. First time I've had a shower on a train! We had a picnic with bottle of wine etc as we knew there would not be any food available. "Breakfast" consisted of tea/coffee and a croissant. Thankfully we had brought breakfast with us too.
Total was 400 euros, OK for the length of the journey, boarded at 7pm and got into warsaw at 12.15pm yesterday afternoon.

Short Duration Norfolk Trip - Baggage Courier

6 hours 47 min ago
Yes, alright, I'm a lightweight, no backbone etc. etc....

I'm planning a long weekend in North Norfolk and would like the convenience of riding between locations without carrying much more than my waterproofs, drinks and the necessary tools/spares in case of puncture/breakdown.

I would like the luxury of having a couple of changes of clothing and my washing gear transported between overnight stopovers. I'm sure I could pay a taxi company to move my bits around, but taxis can be a bit expensive. I've found a few baggage couriers that cover parts of the country, but nothing in North Norfolk. This cannot be a unique requirement; has anyone here experience of this type of service - and can anyone recommend a courier in those parts?


Re: Pennine Cycleway

6 hours 56 min ago
A little mapping website that shall remain nameless tells me it's 1300m, so 4200-ish feet. That's assuming you stick on the A road for a short way past the Woodhead summit, which you'll want to unless you have a full-sus MTB.

It's a superb route: I did it all in six days a few years back and would love to do it again.


7 hours 47 min ago
Can anyone advise on cycling in Romania? Specifically, I intend approaching from the Danube Cycleway south of Budapest, heading east to along the Mures river to a village south of Sibiu. This is part of a sponsored ride next spring (2015) from Dieppe to raise money for a children's home. Anyone interested in joining me?

Re: Surly Disc Trucker

11 hours 15 min ago
I have a 26 inch wheel DT in green, built up from frame and forks. I've got a Brooks Imperial saddle and dynamo lighting. I love riding it on tours and have just done my first Audax on it

Re: Pennine Cycleway

11 hours 32 min ago
I was thinking of Derby to New Mills then day 2 New Mills to Hebden Bridge.

Does anybody know the aproximate climbing involved on day 2 to the nearest 1000 feet.


Dream about this..

12 hours 2 min ago
A dynamo on your front wheel and your smartphone being trickle charged as you cycle along. http://www.extremetech.com/electronics/ ... -like-wifi


Re: new to touring

12 hours 30 min ago
Thanks Andrew,
they are higher up that's why couldn't figure out what the where for,as the one I had on my trek was held on with straps.


  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
  • Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC): A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1147607 and in Scotland No SC042541


Terms and Conditions