"Big Bike Trip" (well not that big) anything I need to know?

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"Big Bike Trip" (well not that big) anything I need to know?

Post: #158142 wolfsong
Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:09 am

Right, so I'm gonna cycle:
- manchester to Yorks Dales.
- then Yorks Dales to London, via York and possibly Derby, then using the Thames Valley Cycle Path... Weeeeeee!

If all goes well that is, thing is, I've never done this before. I do have a fairly sensible mind and therefore am balancing the distances out a bit. But if anyone who has toured by bike has any suggestions?
I'm going to be camping or YHostelling, depending on weather (yes wuss).
Ultimately i'm looking for a book that sets it out in black and white... The basics are dealt with: excellent tent, trangia alcohol stove, sleeping bag...

Tanks in advance!

Edit: hmm, thats better...
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Post: #158146 Millymollymandy
Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:38 am

Andy might be a good person to ask as he did an amazing Bristol to Aberdeen trip last year to raise money for a local good cause.

What does NTKNOW mean or is that a typo - I couldn't make head nor tail of the title. Do you think you could edit it to understandable English please? :lol:
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Post: #158147 wolfsong
Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:49 am

sorry :oops: yet again silly stuff... title character limit means I can't put in need to know..., changing... :geek:

Yes I would really like some good advice. As far as i can make out, its all pretty easy, if I'm willing to admit there will be ups and downs (geographically, emotionally and in the general conditions) I'm looking at 20 miles on the first day, 30 on the second, then 40... a rest in a warm bed for a few days, and then the downward run back to london, maybe taking a train (yes i know cheat...) through the grimier areas where there seems to be a complete lack of cyclist friendly paths according to the national cycle network.
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Post: #158148 Millymollymandy
Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:53 am

Oh is that what it meant? I was racking my brains there (they aren't very big :mrgreen: )

Anyway it seemed to work. :thumbright:
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Post: #158183 wolfsong
Sun Jun 21, 2009 4:20 pm

hehe, got one... (anticipated this trip last year, so invested in the best model, I have an addiction to Decathlon), also am going to get some cycling shorts with removable ... padding for the... derriere.
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Post: #158190 ina
Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:35 pm

Andy stayed with a lot of Ishers on the way - I'm sure if you put out a call you might find a few on the way - it was great to meet him! I think a few things he hadn't anticipated won't be of importance to you - i.e. that miles are twice as long in Scotland, and that the days are much shorter... :geek:
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