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Old 02-06-14, 08:08 AM
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Going around Great Britain

Well my wife and I's dream is finally going to come true. At the end of April we will set off to ride around the British coast and we have the luxury of six months to do it in. It's about 5,500 miles as far as I can gather from others that have done it so we should be able to afford a leisurely pace, days off and time to explore some of the more obscure islands like the Orkneys and Shetlands. If anybody reading this has done this trip or knows anybody who has links would be most welcome. I have read all the books and blogs I can find but I'm sure there are more. Books I know of are Mike Carter's and Peter Mann's. I have probably found all the blogs that Google knows about but I'm sure there are others that 'cycling/cycle around Britain' doesn't find.
We are giving up our jobs and our rented home just to enhance the sense of adventure. Should be fun.
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A day past 6 months and I had to get a Visa Extension ,..

the clock started in LHR, I went to Dublin , rode the Irish west coast , NI to Stranraer

.. then Island hopped the inner hebrides Ayr to Oban , & up the Great (Ness) Glen ,

flew home from Aberdeen ..

have a Nice trip

yea, not trying to make Mortgage/ rent on a House payments, at the same time,
makes bike tours more Affordable..
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Hi glad this is happening for you,i live in ireland but i'm a member of the www.fellclub.org.uk these guys are great they tour all year round so if you need any info you could do worse that to contact them for routes campsites or whatever oh it only cost 7 a year to join.
also chech out the CTC forum and YACF.
have a blast and take your wet gear .
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thanks for your responses. antokelly thanks for the fellclub tip. I'm on CTC and YACF thank you. Can't believe I have never come across bikeforums.net before but it seems like a pretty busy place.
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My go-to author for traveling is always Rick Steves. His books are not oriented specifically towards cyclists, though there is always something mentioned about how bike friendly a place is. He updates books annually, too.
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Thanks for the tip Pricey Socks. Just been to Rick's blog and it looks like a great source of opinion and info.
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