Cycling in and around Birmingham England
Just saw this and thought it might be of interest to some:…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by John K Nov 28, 2013.
Just saw this on the BBC news website. Looks like bikes are being banned on some roads in Calcutta, India.It seems odd, given that there are a greater number of journeys made there by bike than car,…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by CKS Oct 3, 2013.
Hi all, So, I went touring again last weekend (it would appear I’ve got the bug!) and had a great time. Once again it was Wales, taking the train to Aberystwyth. This time it was a little different,…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy White Sep 7, 2013.
So here it is, I’ll try to keep it brief.
Just 3 weeks after my initial go at touring I’m back on the train to Aberystwyth, only this time I’m with a friend. She’s toured before, like serious touring and so there’s a lot I could learn from her. For a start, I think I was carrying a bit more stuff and yet I seemed to have no extra provisions – poor management!…Continue
Posted on September 5, 2013 at 7:30
The rain had stopped, the sun was out, all was well. I had breakfast, got back on the road and within 2km the rain came. I had a jacket with me and, as crazy as it sounds, I was sort of hoping for a splash of rain to test these waterproof panniers. Well they worked, so well done Ortlieb! After just 6km is gets lumpy again, category 4 climb, kicking up to 12% at times. I was a bit cold from the rain and so I was quite happy to have to work at this point.
After Much Wenlock…Continue
Posted on August 11, 2013 at 21:33 — 2 Comments
Having had a good nights sleep, not being woken by the tremendously loud, inhumane snoring coming from the adjacent tent pitch, I cook breakfast and get packed up to get on the road. First up is a little climb out of the campsite, 200m over 4.7km with a great view of Snowdon on the left. Great place to take pictures.…Continue
Posted on August 11, 2013 at 21:08
Some of you may remember me talking about touring a while back, and then recently said I was going to give it a go to see what I thought of it. Recently I have been asking about tents suitable for touring as I wanted to try it soon.
Well, I did and it was great. Here’s my journey.
I got the train to Aberystwyth on Friday morning, cost £15, which seemed reasonable to me. I met another cyclo-tourist from Birmingham, he was…Continue
Posted on August 11, 2013 at 20:00 — 2 Comments