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This worries me…

From Mark Beaumont’s blog: “Today (Tue 21st) was a frustrating day on the bike. I woke to find a puncture and then punctured again within ten miles. That means three punctures in as many days! Two of these punctures have been the at the valve and not a […]


I wandered down to Carters this afternoon – “Busy Since 1830” it says on the sign, unless you choose to visit on Sunday or Monday when they are shut (see earlier post) – to see what they had to offer. Lots as it came to it but it […]

Stop Pess: Reply on CTC Forum

I have a reply – from a certain rapidfire72 – here it is:“I did the Pennine Cycleway a few years, but only from Settle to Berwick, but I only B&B and YHA it. I can recommend the Pennine View Caravan & camping in Kirkby Stephen, very good and […]

The Vango Force 10 Helium 200

OK, a bit of Internet research has poured scorn on my first choice of tent (see below: the Karrimor which is a nice colour but which one reviewer witheringly described as a “…Peter Storm tent [those are the very cheap ones you get from Millets] with a different […]