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by Neil Compton
10 Jul 2019 16:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon RCC Skegness 500km Club Run Saturday 6th July 2019 06.00am
Replies: 11
Views: 1412

Re: Beacon RCC Skegness 500km Club Run Saturday 6th July 2019 06.00am

Well done all and there was me thinking that the ride we did a few years ago to Weston-Super-Mare and back, was mad.
by Neil Compton
08 Apr 2019 11:16
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Cape/Poncho
Replies: 12
Views: 1281

Re: Cape/Poncho

I think i'll just stick to a Jacket. :)
by Neil Compton
05 Apr 2019 12:31
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Cape/Poncho
Replies: 12
Views: 1281

Re: Cape/Poncho

Oscar wrote:
04 Apr 2019 15:45
I still have one if you would like it. Free to a good home.
Thanks for the offer Oscar. I'll have a think on it.
by Neil Compton
05 Apr 2019 12:31
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Cape/Poncho
Replies: 12
Views: 1281

Re: Cape/Poncho

I wouldn't use one for cycling to work but I thought one might be okay for when I go away. I don't mind getting a bit wet but when I'm riding all day and camping I want to stay as dry as possible especially if it chucks it down all day. I have a waterproof jacket that's not too bad but rain gets in ...
by Neil Compton
03 Apr 2019 10:54
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Cape/Poncho
Replies: 12
Views: 1281

Re: Cape/Poncho

CakeStop wrote:
02 Apr 2019 21:27
Keeps legs dry but downsides but hard work if it's windy and hides bar mounted lights and map / garmin. Personally I'd rather have wet legs.
Aye, there are always pros and cons unfortunately.
by Neil Compton
03 Apr 2019 10:48
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Cape/Poncho
Replies: 12
Views: 1281

Re: Cape/Poncho

petemarshall wrote:
02 Apr 2019 18:51
Used one often on tours, kept everything including bike and panniers dry 😁
Also particularly good as portable toilets for women on the roadside.
Can you remember what the make of it was Pete?
by Neil Compton
02 Apr 2019 13:53
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Cape/Poncho
Replies: 12
Views: 1281

Cape/Poncho

Hi, Just wondered if anyone has used a Cape/Poncho and if so what their experience was like? And any recommendations?
by Neil Compton
02 Mar 2019 22:29
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Normandy and Loire Valley.
Replies: 6
Views: 1446

Re: Normandy and Loire Valley.

Thanks Dave. It will be good to see you and catch up.
by Neil Compton
02 Mar 2019 15:16
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Normandy and Loire Valley.
Replies: 6
Views: 1446

Re: Normandy and Loire Valley.

Thanks George. If it wasn't going to rain tomorrow i would have joined you on the intro ride :)

Grats on becoming president btw.
by Neil Compton
01 Mar 2019 22:36
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Normandy and Loire Valley.
Replies: 6
Views: 1446

Re: Normandy and Loire Valley.

Thanks Steve. See you on a run at some point.
by Neil Compton
01 Mar 2019 17:48
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Normandy and Loire Valley.
Replies: 6
Views: 1446

Normandy and Loire Valley.

Hi, Just rejoined the club and should be out on some club runs soon once i have some more miles in the legs. I need to get the miles in as well as i have booked a trip to France in June to do a tour around Normandy and the Loire Valley.
by Neil Compton
16 Jan 2019 13:30
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: The great reunion
Replies: 15
Views: 1834

Re: The great reunion

Nice one.
by Neil Compton
09 Aug 2017 13:39
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Hook of Holland to Central Switzerland (and on to Vienna)
Replies: 1
Views: 816

Re: Hook of Holland to Central Switzerland (and on to Vienna)

Hello Barry, When I went through Luxembourg a few years back I followed the river Mosel for some way and it was very pleasant cycling and not boring. The cycle path was very good as well. I don't have the exact route I took any more but there are details of my trip on my site. I came through Switzer...
by Neil Compton
31 Jul 2017 13:55
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Two week tour
Replies: 12
Views: 2245

Re: Two week tour

Thanks George. :) I went at the begining of june by myself.
by Neil Compton
05 Jul 2017 15:23
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Two week tour
Replies: 12
Views: 2245

Re: Two week tour

Had a nice couple of weeks but it was very windy. I've not completed my blog yet as i've been very lazy but i have uploaded a few pics if anyone is interested in having a look.

http://neilsjogle.weebly.com/2017-franc ... hotos.html
by Neil Compton
28 May 2017 19:27
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Two week tour
Replies: 12
Views: 2245

Re: Two week tour

Thanks Dave.
by Neil Compton
27 May 2017 21:08
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Two week tour
Replies: 12
Views: 2245

Re: Two week tour

Thanks guys.

Have a good one Barry. Doubt i'll have got as far as Holland by the time you set off but you never know. Will you be going along the coastal route?
by Neil Compton
26 May 2017 11:55
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Two week tour
Replies: 12
Views: 2245

Two week tour

Hi, i haven't posted for a while but i'm back in the saddle and off on a tour again to France, Belgium and Holland. I set off on the 3rd June. I'm getting the train down to reading and then cycling to Portsmouth to get the overnight ferry to Le Havre. From Le Havre i'll be making my way to Bruges an...
by Neil Compton
19 Jan 2016 17:10
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Safety (or lack of) on our roads
Replies: 16
Views: 2355

I feel the same as you Tim. Just this morning i had a chap come past me bibbing his horn and he shouted something out the window. I was just merrily cycling along the Bristol Road heading up to Selly Oak where they are doing some road works. He seemed to be suggesting that i was riding too far out f...
by Neil Compton
13 Nov 2015 18:01
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: LinkedIn
Replies: 10
Views: 1498

Nicely put George.

Yer i am leaving her alone now. I said to her brother that i wouldn't bother them any more if i didn't hear anything and that is what i shall do knowing that at least i tried and was polite in the process.
by Neil Compton
13 Nov 2015 16:52
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: LinkedIn
Replies: 10
Views: 1498

Well i managed to get a message to my old friend via her brother who i found had a profile on facebook. He did say that she would be in touch but i have not heard a thing and have since been blocked on twitter. :( I know it has been a long time and people change but it has surprised and saddened me ...
by Neil Compton
04 Nov 2015 16:05
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Scam ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2317

If anyone has received an email from me as well via virgin media please ignore and delete as i did not send it.
by Neil Compton
21 Oct 2015 09:36
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: LinkedIn
Replies: 10
Views: 1498

Thanks George. I am keeping my fingers crossed. This old friend of mine is actually a she and registered on twitter back in Sept 2013. In that time she has only made 9 tweets which is why i don't think she is very active. I can only wait now and hope for the best. One last resort may be to phone the...
by Neil Compton
20 Oct 2015 22:38
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: LinkedIn
Replies: 10
Views: 1498

Argh, they don't appear to be very active on twitter either and have their tweets protected. Was a very good friend a long time ago and i so want to be able to talk to them. :(
by Neil Compton
20 Oct 2015 19:14
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: LinkedIn
Replies: 10
Views: 1498

I've sent a connect request. They don't appear to have been active for a while though :( Will they get an email do you know? I don't think they are on facebook. I noticed a link to twitter so i have sent a tweet as well.
by Neil Compton
20 Oct 2015 15:48
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: LinkedIn
Replies: 10
Views: 1498

LinkedIn

Hello,

By some miracle i have managed to find an old friend who is on LinkedIn. Does anyone know how i can contact a person on there without having to sign up to Premium.
by Neil Compton
29 Sep 2015 12:47
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Down tube gear levers
Replies: 2
Views: 948

Thanks Phil,

The shimano 600EX ones look ideal but just wanted to check if anyone had any second hand ones they want to get rid of first before i splash out.
by Neil Compton
29 Sep 2015 09:38
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Down tube gear levers
Replies: 2
Views: 948

Down tube gear levers

Looking for some down tube gear levers to replace the ones on my old raleigh as one has broken.
by Neil Compton
09 Jul 2015 14:21
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: THE TDF SPOILER THREAD: The place to post the latest news
Replies: 28
Views: 3605

Greipel is just too good at the moment. Was watching the highlights on itv4 last night and they interviewed Cavendish. He could have said that he was beaten by the better sprinter but no he had to have a go at the interviewer instead who i thought asked a perfectly legit question.
by Neil Compton
08 Jul 2015 13:26
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: National Championship 100 result
Replies: 9
Views: 1480

Well done mate.
by Neil Compton
08 Jan 2015 09:54
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Knighton 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1338

Forgot to mention a date. It will be the 24th October, the night the clocks change. Neil, the George & Dragon have been penny pinching for years now, with no gratitude for the business that we have given them at a quiet time of the year, and this year they were pretty rude. Also they are only a few...
by Neil Compton
06 Jan 2015 13:20
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Knighton 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1338

Is it worth changing though because of one bad year when previous visits have been good !!
by Neil Compton
07 Oct 2014 17:19
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Guide to cycling in Holland
Replies: 1
Views: 616

If you have ever fancied doing a tour or just fancied doing some cycling abroad then i would recommend Holland as a place to start/visit.
by Neil Compton
17 Jul 2014 17:22
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Alps and Low Countries tour
Replies: 22
Views: 3218

Cheers.

How was Le Tour up in Yorkshire?
by Neil Compton
17 Jul 2014 10:04
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Alps and Low Countries tour
Replies: 22
Views: 3218

I regret not doing it a little bit. Looks like it would have been a long slog though. 20 years to complete the route, blimey !. Next. I think i'll just do the trip to Scotland that Phil is planning and maybe extend the trip by cycling home. Fancy doing Northern France and Holland again sometime and ...
by Neil Compton
09 Jul 2014 17:18
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: TDF 2014 May contain spoilers
Replies: 21
Views: 2778

Before it reached the cobbles he's been a bit unlucky the past few days. Wonder what happened to Contador today, looks like he was on a bad day as well. Real shame we didn't get to see an epic Froome vs Contador battle. Yer that's what's disappointing. If Contador does not win now i will be very su...
by Neil Compton
09 Jul 2014 15:10
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: TDF 2014 May contain spoilers
Replies: 21
Views: 2778

Just heard on the radio that Froome has pulled out. Very disappointing.
by Neil Compton
09 Jul 2014 14:10
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Bit more Lance
Replies: 5
Views: 1186

There were two documentaries on the last couple of nights. Both were very good i thought and well worth watching.
by Neil Compton
08 Jul 2014 17:12
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Beacon Tour of The Hebrides and Highlands 2015?
Replies: 10
Views: 2094

tentatively interested at this stage.
by Neil Compton
03 Jul 2014 13:25
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Alps and Low Countries tour
Replies: 22
Views: 3218

Tell a lie, i had a pizza in Fribourg as well.
by Neil Compton
03 Jul 2014 11:39
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Alps and Low Countries tour
Replies: 22
Views: 3218

I did have a Pizza for 3 consecutive nights but then that was it. :)
by Neil Compton
02 Jul 2014 23:37
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Alps and Low Countries tour
Replies: 22
Views: 3218

Well i made it back all in one piece. For those interested i have uploaded some photos and written a short blog on my website. This link will take you to it.

http://neilsjogle.weebly.com/the-alps-a ... hotos.html
by Neil Compton
06 Jun 2014 23:46
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Alps and Low Countries tour
Replies: 22
Views: 3218

Thanks Phil F and George. I arrive in Valence Sunday morning (15th June) i hope it's the morning and my ferry back from Hook is booked for 26th June so i don't think i'll have any rest days but i'll see how i go. Will be camping mostly but i'll probably stay in a hotel or B&B on a couple of occasion...
by Neil Compton
06 Jun 2014 23:20
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Alps and Low Countries tour
Replies: 22
Views: 3218

Philip Whiteman wrote:Neil, will you be posting you blog site again?

All the best for a wonderful trip.
Thanks Phil. I will do a little write up and post some pics after trip on my site yes. :)
by Neil Compton
06 Jun 2014 23:18
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Alps and Low Countries tour
Replies: 22
Views: 3218

slogfester wrote:Sounds great Neil. Look fwd to some pics and stories.

Bon route

p.s. my mate Will's blog is a gold mine for info on Rhone and Swiss Alps:

http://www.cycling-challenge.com/
I will have a good look at that site over the weekend. Thanks Barry.
by Neil Compton
06 Jun 2014 16:28
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Alps and Low Countries tour
Replies: 22
Views: 3218

Alps and Low Countries tour

Just thought i'd post some details of my upcoming trip. I set off next weekend using Bike Express again and get dropped off in Valence. From Valence i am going to cycle to Alp D'huez. Then up to Martigny and through Switzerland to Basel. Then i follow the Rhine for a bit before heading across to Lux...
by Neil Compton
04 Jun 2014 13:27
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: A fan's view on Mont Zoncolan
Replies: 7
Views: 1333

Most of the fans were fine but watching some of the Giro mountain stages i thought a lot of the people who were running along side the riders were idiots just trying to get themselves on telly.
by Neil Compton
30 May 2014 13:32
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Three wheels to Abu Simbel
Replies: 5
Views: 1379

Quite an undertaking for anyone let alone a teenager. Great stuff.
by Neil Compton
17 Apr 2014 13:35
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Birmingham to New Quay Wales
Replies: 4
Views: 889

I was out in that neck of the woods last week. I caught the train to Hereford though and cycled from there to Rhandirmwyn near Llandovery. Was still 86 mile and bloomin tough. I wouldn't fancy cycling all the way from Brum to New Quay.
by Neil Compton
15 Apr 2014 17:14
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Little Mountain Time Trial Sunday 27th April
Replies: 30
Views: 4796

Thanks Phil that would be great. Maybe i can marshal the same spot as you if Dave dosn't mind?