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Re: Steps at Dinard from the ferry

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 6 August 2014 - 2:55pm
Could be different boats go to different slips or jetties, but the departure point at St Malo is the slipway below the ticket office and the main arrival slipway is in the picture on the website at http://www.compagniecorsaire.com/destin ... inard.html

Although I have also been dropped off at another slip away from the one in the picture.

Accommodation website experiences wanted

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 6 August 2014 - 2:51pm
Hi

I'm writing an article on cycle-touring accommodation (UK only, not overseas) for a forthcoming issue of the CTC mag.

I'd be interested in your experiences of:
(a) cyclist-centred accommodation websites (such as bedsforcyclists.co.uk, or ukcyclingaccommodation.co.uk)
and
(b) 'couchsurfing' or other non-conventional-venue websites used as part of a cycle tour (such as couchsurfing.org, or airbnb.co.uk)

Thanks - reply either here, or personally to me (you can see my email address on the page http://www.bike99.com/contact.html )

Rob Ainsley

Re: Windermere to pick up way of roses

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 6 August 2014 - 2:45pm
Yes, that section of road into Gressingham is part of the Lancashire Cycleway. Like most of the Lancashire Cycleway it's a narrow country road rather than a cyclepath. The road closure is for Town Bridge, a minor bridge at the west of the village, not the main bridge over the Lune (which very unhelpfully is what they show in the photo on the WotR site), so there should be no problem coming this way into the village and crossing the river to Hornby.

Re: MUMBAI to GOA

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 6 August 2014 - 2:45pm
Hi Colin.
Thanks for help.
The journal of Mick Bradban was very helpful.

Looks like we're in the same age, hmmm???
Greetings, Peter

Re: Anyone use a trailer ?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 6 August 2014 - 2:33pm
Don't know anyone that can grind them off but if I was searching on the internet or asking people, what am I actually looking for ?

Am I just asking "I need a bicycle nut grinding down" ?

Edit: forgot aswell I spoke to rose bikes and they said that is the only one they supply. So all they can offer is a refund.

Dave

Re: ITV TdeF coverage; any good?

CTC Forum - Racing - 6 August 2014 - 2:29pm
Phil Liggett: the Murray Walker of the cycling punditry!

Re: Pantani death inquirey

CTC Forum - Racing - 6 August 2014 - 2:28pm
Just saw the documentary, throwing up more questiuons than answers?

Re: Commonwealth games

CTC Forum - Racing - 6 August 2014 - 2:27pm
We only counted 11 finishing, it looked a lot tougher in the flesh than ever it did on TV!!

Re: Wrong way up a one way street.

CTC Forum - On the road - 6 August 2014 - 2:19pm
Bicycler wrote:Ah but locals will know that there is such a sign and will take the opportunity to chastise you for going the wrong way. It probably is locals which do this anyway. A stranger might be less sure of his ground and wonder if he'd missed a sign.
But a local will also get to see said exception sign fairly regularly as well - and the newspaper comments complaining about said signage

Re: Windermere to pick up way of roses

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 6 August 2014 - 1:54pm
Ah Bicycler, is that the route 90 Lancashire cycle way? Which avoids the bridge I take it....

I did look at taking route 90 from Borwick, but your very kind map looks to thankfully cut out the bit via Gunnerthwaite

Re: Steps at Dinard from the ferry

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 6 August 2014 - 1:43pm
As a frequent solo traveller, of advancing years, you have my sympathy - there's an irony there isn't there! The older we get, the more comforts we want, the heavy the bloomin' bike gets...

Re: Steps at Dinard from the ferry

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 6 August 2014 - 1:43pm
The ferry I saw there last year appeared to be a series of zigzagging gangways which was enough to put me off!

Re: BT Openreach cyclists stay back

CTC Forum - On the road - 6 August 2014 - 1:11pm
Cusqueno wrote:ArMoRothair wrote:Good news from today http://www.lfgss.com/post4304160-146.html

But, after more than a month, nothing seems to have been done - London buses are still (all) carrying the sticker.
I saw a Virgin Cable van with one on the other day. I feel they are becoming more widespread not less as TfL said.

Ian

Re: BT Openreach cyclists stay back

CTC Forum - On the road - 6 August 2014 - 1:08pm
ArMoRothair wrote:Good news from today http://www.lfgss.com/post4304160-146.html

But, after more than a month, nothing seems to have been done - London buses are still (all) carrying the sticker.

Re: Private 'toll road' - cyclists not welcome.

CTC Forum - On the road - 6 August 2014 - 12:35pm
looks like a sinder track to me? bumpity bump bump bump lol.

Re: Anyone use a trailer ?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 6 August 2014 - 12:23pm
do u know any one who can grind a bit off the skewers? both ends look like that is possible on the sides nearest the wheels to give u a larger area to attach the trailer hooks? Or you can sent them back to Rose free of charge? The one with the lever has a small collar that could be ground down? The non lever side would need a slice of the hand grip removed?

Re: Private 'toll road' - cyclists not welcome.

CTC Forum - On the road - 6 August 2014 - 12:19pm
661-Pete wrote: should someone take it up with this bloke, in no uncertain terms?

I expect it's due to insurance or elfin stupidity or something. The private toll road at Porlock similarly says "no cycling", but they take no notice if you do.

Re: BT Openreach cyclists stay back

CTC Forum - On the road - 6 August 2014 - 12:04pm
My sticker's been on the back of the car for a few weeks now. It' seen spotted by at least two cyclists, who were out taking down the signs for an event that they'd run the day before. The first reaction was "why does a car need one of those stupid 'stay back' stickers?" Then they noticed the slight change of wording

Re: Wrong way up a one way street.

CTC Forum - On the road - 6 August 2014 - 11:59am
[XAP]Bob wrote:kwackers wrote:[XAP]Bob wrote:But then they won't have seen the no entry sign either....

So they won't know it's an "exit only" far end.
That's not really what I meant.
If the 'no entry' end has a 'except cycles' sign on it then it's meaningless to any drivers travelling the right way down the road and so you'd still get hassle off them as you use the contra-flow.
But there is no sign that you've "disobeyed" they've not passed the no entry sign (with or without the except cycles sign) yet...
Ah but locals will know that there is such a sign and will take the opportunity to chastise you for going the wrong way. It probably is locals which do this anyway. A stranger might be less sure of his ground and wonder if he'd missed a sign.
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