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Moor to Sea Cycle Network - North Yorkshire Moors

10 March 2015 - 10:34am
I came across a sign post for the Moor to Sea route while I was out exploring Wykeham Forest - http://thelangsett.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/backwoods.html - if you've ridden all (or part) of the network, I'd be really interested in hearing what you think. The bit I was on included the lovely view from Highwood Brow, but it also had only one sign post, which looked very much like the kind that Dick Dastardly and Mutley would tamper with to send the rest of the Wacky Racers off in the wrong direction...

Re: Sharing Garmin Maps between devices or using OSM

9 March 2015 - 10:54pm
That's terrible - I can feel an attack of conscience coming on even as I type...
Thanks!

Re: North Antrim Coast Road any Advice

9 March 2015 - 7:59pm
Hi Sunrise
Life is good as they say. Thanks for popping over to my site and saying nice things.

Have a look at these options and let me know if I'm on the right track. Price wise, this is about average. Pubs are not what they are in England as drinking hours are longer, even unofficially, and there's often music, which might not be to your taste. I've only put one rural location in for now, but I'll give you a few more choices once you've had a look at these.

Strabane -B&B Great owners and next door to Oysters, the best restaurant in town http://www.flavouroftyrone.com/accommodation/specific/mks-bb

Gortin (Sperrins) - There's this gorgeous little cottage, if you and your wife want somewhere a little bit special. I lived here myself for a year, though it's not mine.
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/VacationRentalReview-g3643591-d2297302-Mr_McGregor_s_Cottage-Gortin_County_Tyrone_Northern_Ireland.html

Derry - B&B Central location within the city walls, http://no8thetownhouse.co.uk/accommodation

Re: Garden of England

9 March 2015 - 7:41pm
Here's the Kent part which I did in 2010, mainly round the coast + pm me if you want more on Sussex beyond Eastbourne:

https://roundthebendpart1.wordpress.com ... pril-2010/

Re: Lon Las Cymru - 4 or 5 days

9 March 2015 - 4:16pm
ikenbikeit wrote:Igreat night out in Caernarfon.

We also enjoyed Caernarfon. Good camping at Cwm Cadnant Valley on the Llanberis Road out of town (10 min walk into the centre, very rural atmosphere despite urban setting, and car-free segregated area for non-motorised campers).

Re: Lon Las Cymru - 4 or 5 days

9 March 2015 - 1:57pm
I have done the Chepstow to Holyhead route 3 times.

The first time I took four days, the second five and the last six, always fully laden.
It could be that I have got 9 years older, but I definitely enjoyed the last best of all. We had time to sightsee in Builth during the Royal Welsh and had a great night out in Caernarfon. We also had longer to linger in a brilliant vegetarian caff in Llanidloes and a visit to Centre for Alternative technology.

It depends what you want - a slog fest or a sight fest. The first time I felt I was passing through, the last as if I was involved in Welsh life.

Meet the people!

Re: cycles on trains in Republic of Ireland

9 March 2015 - 1:49pm
Trains in Ireland generally have room for 4 bikes, on a first come, first served basis.
My advice to you is to take a bus instead.
Gobus and citilink operate regular,direct, excellent value services day and night between all major population centres. Drivers and staff are helpful and there is generally more than enough room for 3 bikes. Bus Eireann cover all other routes, and on the occasions we have used them the drivers have made it clear that while they should have charged us extra for the bikes, they haven't!

Re: Lon Las Cymru - 4 or 5 days

9 March 2015 - 12:50pm
I did it last year Bristol to Holyhead and stayed in B and Bs. Make sure you have looked at the Sustrans map and on forums regarding some off road sections as these may not be suitable for fully loaded camping tourer. Also the Briwet bridge was closed and there was a diversion. Personally I didn't find this a problem but it was much discussed here.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=83459
As for he ride lumpy as others have said but a lovely ride.

Re: Sharing Garmin Maps between devices or using OSM

9 March 2015 - 10:26am
DaveP wrote:As for the OPs other question - you could share the cost, but Garmin maps are always (in my experience) locked to a single device. I cant even share my maps between my own devices.I'm not in the slightest condoning this, but if you join this forum, you can unlock any Garmin map and copy and transfer it to your heart's content.
http://www.gpspower.net/software-tools/ ... patch.html

Re: North Antrim Coast Road any Advice

9 March 2015 - 9:50am
Farawayvisions wrote:It'll be busy in August. As already suggested, try going through the Sperrins. Still roads, but much quieter and absolutely stunning.
What type of accommodation are you after?
I know lots of good rural places (local knowledge).

We normally use b+b s. Farmhouses pubs etc but any suggestions welcome, just browsed your website and am very envious, note to self, must do more with my life

Bayonne, Lourdes, St Gaudens, Toulouse

9 March 2015 - 5:58am
Am planning to do this route in May (cycle camping). It seems a moderately demanding route but not a too strenuous. If anybody has done it before I would welcome any advice.

Re: North Antrim Coast Road any Advice

9 March 2015 - 12:09am
Apologies for dodgy spellings and punctuation etc, not the greatest typist and iPad makes it worse!!

Re: North Antrim Coast Road any Advice

9 March 2015 - 12:07am
A plan is now forming:

Maybe Enniskillen up through Omagh ,Strabane, Londonderry , then North coast to Bally castle,

Or Dungannon,Cookstown then west across to Strabane to pick up same route as above.

Third option is same Dungannon, Cookstown route but cutting across the spearing mountains north.

Any or all advice appreciated.

Would accommodation be a factor on any of the routes, B+b or pubs is preferred option.

Re: On the Go Video editing - Android

8 March 2015 - 11:39pm
Thanks, - Sounds like my options may be limited.. I'd be using the phone for everything, shooting the video, the edits and the uploads so hoping for something fairly simple, just to trim/splice and maybe overlay a soundtrack.
Phone is one of the the latest and greatest.. Nexus 6 with Android 5 Lollipop. I've just moved from Apple (which I never did video on either) and am surprised there doesn't seem to be more around, or included in the default apps..

Re: Garden of England

8 March 2015 - 11:10pm
Viking Coastal Trail could be suitable for part of your trip. viewtopic.php?f=7&t=79830

Re: NCN Routes 62 and 67 on a tandem?

8 March 2015 - 11:03pm
I'm not familiar with that section of the TPT. It is a slightly curious beast though - it was created and is still managed as a separate project by a consortium of local authorities - and my experience of other sections is that the surface quality is, on average, worse than elsewhere on the NCN.

You probably know this, but if you click a section of planned route on cycle.travel, you can see pictures taken by the lovely users of geograph.org.uk - often helpful in recce-ing surfaces and path width.

Re: NCN Routes 62 and 67 on a tandem?

8 March 2015 - 10:18pm
Whilst it doesn't directly answer your question NCN62/67 is part of the Trans Pennine Trail and there is detailed google mapping of east and central sections. Access controls (barriers to you and me) are marked on the maps by location but not by type.

It is possible to post questions on Sustrans Mapping (scroll down on links) for NCN62 and NCN67 although there's no guarantee of a response.

Re: Sharing Garmin Maps between devices or using OSM

8 March 2015 - 7:57pm
revell217 wrote:There are a number of sites that offer free OS maps. I have a Garmin 810 edge and loaded maps from the following site, fully navigable.
http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/05/down ... 00810.html

Step by step instructions are also on the site.
Just a note, in case anyone gets confused, that you are using OS here to mean Openstreet maps, which is usually abbreviated to OSM to distinguish them from the usual abbreviation of OS meaning UK Ordnance Survey mapping.

Rick.

Re: Flying with German Wings

8 March 2015 - 7:19pm
jamesxyz wrote:Does this require thenbike to still be boxed \ bagged it can you just ride up and get on?

You should be able to get on with a built bike, but in a box no issue at all - other than the physical element!

Re: cycles on trains in Republic of Ireland

8 March 2015 - 5:35pm
I took a train with my bike on my Ireland tour and while it wasn't the Dublin-to-Galway, it was a train from the South heading to Galway. There was no bike storage on the train, so I took it to the last carriage and held it/propped it up in the back and sat next to it. It was a pretty empty carriage and no one was bothered by it, so I am sure something similar would be fine in your case.

For my Ireland trip, I spent a lot of time on this Irish Cycling Forum where I am sure the locals can better answer the question!

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