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Re: Dirt road touring / bike-packing in Crete - info

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 21 May 2015 - 6:55am
Looks good .. I wondered what that area would be like for a trip a few year ago. Back on the list!

Five Pits Trail, Derbyshire

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 21 May 2015 - 6:43am
I had cause to ride on this route yesterday afternoon in search of my bimonthly supply of coffee beans. About 12 miles along former railway, with some extensions should you wish.

It is part of National Route 67 from roughly Alfreton to Chesterfield, and it is much improved over the last time I was up there some years ago. Highly recommended, though there are 3-4 miles road cycling at the Chesterfield end, which is a long hill into Chesterfield, or drag long drag out, probably to avoid in rush hour.

There are railway stations both ends, so it can be a 40 mile round trip with a bail out should it be needed, or a 20 mile one way.

Ferdinand

Re: Which commuter?

CTC Forum - On the road - 21 May 2015 - 5:22am
What is your budget?

A bike that I'm considering is the Planet X London Road. Gets very good reviews.

https://www.planetx.co.uk/c/q/bikes/roa ... ondon-road

Unfortunately the online customer service doesn't though so. For me this is no problem as the Sheffield shop is about a half hour cycle ride away.

Maybe looking to get this once I sell my tourer bike that I bought for commuting but don't like (Dawes Super Galaxy). Will have to go over there again and have a few test rides as I can't make my mind up over the flat bars against dropped and whether to pay the extra for the upgraded brakes.

Re: Cycling Chester to Bowland

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 20 May 2015 - 11:44pm
Yes Rick, I realised that I had posted in the wrong place. However, not sure how to delete this one. Sorry!

Re: Share the space drop your pace

CTC Forum - On the road - 20 May 2015 - 11:01pm
Mark1978 wrote:What's the point in fishing if you don't eat the result?

Would you eat something you caught in the canal?

Re: Cycle Touring Festival - May 2015 - Lancashire

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 20 May 2015 - 10:58pm
jags wrote:well im glad to hear is was a great event, on the run up to this everyone was moaning about the price and by all accounts it was going to be a complete disaster.
it would have cost me a lot to travel over from ireland but readng all the comments it was well worth the cost .
ah well maybe next year

I will be there next year, there's always people ready to take cheap shots and there were a few here, I notice they are now silent and don't even have the decency to apologise for the rude, negative comments. On the bright side they weren't there!

Re: Cycle Touring Festival - May 2015 - Lancashire

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 20 May 2015 - 10:50pm
well im glad to hear is was a great event, on the run up to this everyone was moaning about the price and by all accounts it was going to be a complete disaster.
it would have cost me a lot to travel over from ireland but readng all the comments it was well worth the cost .
ah well maybe next year

Re: Rack Pack for Tubus Airey

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 20 May 2015 - 10:46pm
Interesting point about the panniers lying on the rackv rather than hanging. Hadn't considered that

Re: Campsite near Sedburgh or Kirby Lonsdale

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 20 May 2015 - 10:37pm
Many thanks, Dent it is - campsite booked cheers, Si

Re: Campsite near Sedburgh or Kirby Lonsdale

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 20 May 2015 - 10:22pm
Check out camping and caravanning club because they have a searchable map showing campsites. Type Sedburgh, unit type (tent, caravan, etc) and how close to location to get the campsites flagged up. I know there are at least 2 near Sedburgh and more near Kirby Lonsdale. We've been looking at sites in the Dales but these are too close to home to make them worth it for us.

Re: My first Sportive ... helmet standards.

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 20 May 2015 - 10:21pm
Snell is applicable but hard to find.

They probably won't check beyond it looking like a helmet unless you crash and try to claim it's their fault: after all, why would they exclude the most common helmet standard?

Edin - London. Accoms Needed!!!

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 20 May 2015 - 10:17pm
Can any of you beautiful CTC people accommodate four weary cyclists/eco-warriors en route to London to attend the "Speak Up For The Love Of... Climate Rally" between June 11th and June 17th???

The dates and rough locations we need somewhere to stay are as follows - we'd consider offers within 10 miles of these:
11th June - North Berwick area
13th June - Whitby area
14th June - Hull/Humber Bridge area
15th June - Wisbeach/Peterborough area

We're cycling from Edinburgh to London to raise political awareness of the impacts of climate change on nature and raising some cash along the way for RSPBs work on climate change.

Which commuter?

CTC Forum - On the road - 20 May 2015 - 10:01pm
Looking for a commuter bike.
The commute is 16 to 20 miles to work and 12 miles home.
I want 28mm tyres and full mudguards, it will end up with flat bars.
And comfort is slightly more important than speed but only just.

Any suggestions?

Re: Question about this video

CTC Forum - On the road - 20 May 2015 - 9:57pm
Paulatic wrote:I still take issue when you say "the cyclists hold their line" if that is so then why limply stick your hand out to suggest to anyone behind that your intention is to move to the right?
We can't know for certain why he stuck his hand out. I suppose that he stuck his arm out to indicate that he would move into the right lane that was developing after the slip road. He had not reason to expect a vehicle there; there wasn't yet a lane there.

Re: Campsite near Sedburgh or Kirby Lonsdale

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 20 May 2015 - 9:53pm
I'd go to Dent.
1 largish site in the village, and a couple on farms (cheaper and more basic) 5 - 10 minutes walk outside the village. See ukcampsite for details.
There are 2 pubs in the village - the Sun and the George and Dragon (probably the better, being the Dent brewery tap).

Re: Short cycle tour to get my reluctant partner into cyclin

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 20 May 2015 - 9:26pm
Vorpal wrote:What about NCN 11 and 51? Certainly the bit from Ely to Wicken is nice. And I haven't done the whole route to Cambridge, but there are some lovely lanes in that area.
I did it all from Cambridge to Ely (and then back home) last Bank Holiday and it's pretty good as long as you don't mind the odd gravel section. Switch between the two at Burwell because there's a missing bridge before you get to the Upware-Reach road.

Re: Snarky safety notice anyone?

CTC Forum - On the road - 20 May 2015 - 9:25pm
I still wouldn't call it snarky.
And bar the bit about other vehicles, it all seems reasonable enough.

We all know here that even adult frames are designed to take only up to certain weights, and can fail in time if they are ridden by people who are too heavy for them, especially if they're ridden in a way they clearly aren't designed for (like my lightweight road bike being used as if it was a MTB), but parents who aren't cyclists may not know/appreciate all that, so what's wrong with the company being specific?
I also wonder if, with so many kids now being grossly overweight, it isn't a timely reminder to make sure the kid has a bike that is (as we say about horses) 'up to weight'.

Re: Short cycle tour to get my reluctant partner into cyclin

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 20 May 2015 - 9:22pm
If you are on Twitter then very relevant to this thread you could follow @backonmybike she has just done a tour with her partner and 2 yo in a trailer. You'll see she's blogged it too.

Re: Islabikes Bienn 29 - tourer for a titch?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 20 May 2015 - 9:03pm
Cheers Keith - that'd be great.
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