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  • I met a Canadian couple in Bosnia years ago, they were riding offroad at the time, but had been on the road for almost 2 years on their bromptons

  • Madness! Have seen a few blogs etc about Brompton touring but never anything that looked particularly appealing as it seemed a bit of a faff. That video seemed to show it otherwise

  • I did some Brompton touring along the Canal du Midi in the south of France a few years back. It was great fun - just chucked it onto the Eurostar and then the TGV, and had a great time. I've got the 3 speed - I'd probably want the 6 speed for anything more serious.

  • That sounds ideal. Having lugged full size bikes on/off the Eurostar many a time on the way to Belgium I’m hoping a Brompton be small enough to count as “luggage” rather than a bike.

    I will admit to having the Kinetics disk brake/alfine 8 mod on mine so think the bike will be ok, just the rider!

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  • Heading off later this week for a week in Wales. Getting the train to Shrewsbury and heading out towards the Pembrokeshire coast and around then back through the Brecons towards Hereford. There my pal is heading back to Manchester and I'm going to head to Bristol/the Mendips to see some other friends before heading back.

    Playing around with a route and have started with this. Tried to include as much off-road parts as possible, including some parts where it might not be the most direct route. This is all subject to change.

    This is the route so far:

    If anyone has any advice or things to see or avoid in this area then please let me know. Also does anyone know if the bothies are back open yet? The MBA website seems to suggest avoiding using them at the moment but it seems advisory. Are they likely to be locked?

  • The bit by the Elan Valley is spectacular and you'll love it. I would not bother dipping down to Elan Village and back up if you don't need to resupply.

    The valleys north of it should be nice and remote as well

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