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      andylfcynwa
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      Reply #1525: Sep 04, 2019 01:16:47 pm
      Just rode from Rouen down to Le Mans
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      Reply #1526: Sep 07, 2019 07:53:53 am
      Rode into Paris  yesterday at rush hour was a blast , even crazier riding the Arc de triomphe at rush hour something I’ll never forget what a buzz
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      Reply #1527: Sep 07, 2019 08:57:07 am
      Rode into Paris  yesterday at rush hour was a blast , even crazier riding the Arc de triomphe at rush hour something I’ll never forget what a buzz

      You on a tour around Europe mate on the bike?
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      Reply #1528: Sep 07, 2019 09:22:33 am
      You on a tour around Europe mate on the bike?

      He's conquered all of europe, he's never going to stop...
      andylfcynwa
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      Reply #1529: Sep 07, 2019 01:31:39 pm
      You on a tour around Europe mate on the bike?
      Little tour mate went down west side down through Normandy onto Rouen then Le Mans , back up the middle to Paris onto Brugge today home tomorrow been a great little tour with good mates .
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      Reply #1530: Sep 09, 2019 01:52:57 pm
      Long story short...

      I had a holiday planned and realised it clashed with the CL Final and last game of the league season.

      I've now moved everything around to be able to go to Istanbul for the week and I'm going to be in Liverpool for the final weekend.

      Question is, it's cheaper to fly to London than Liverpool by £250 - is Virgin Trains still the easiest and cheapest way to get from Heathrow to Liverpool? Also I've seen off-peak tickets be tons cheaper - what times are on and off peak over there?

      Thanks anybody! <3
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      Reply #1531: Sep 12, 2019 08:42:10 pm
      Long story short...

      I had a holiday planned and realised it clashed with the CL Final and last game of the league season.

      I've now moved everything around to be able to go to Istanbul for the week and I'm going to be in Liverpool for the final weekend.

      Question is, it's cheaper to fly to London than Liverpool by £250 - is Virgin Trains still the easiest and cheapest way to get from Heathrow to Liverpool? Also I've seen off-peak tickets be tons cheaper - what times are on and off peak over there?

      Thanks anybody! <3

      Yeah the west coast line would be your best bet, deffo quickest but not sure if they would be the cheapest necessarily.
      Off peak is generally after 9.30 but before 15.30 and after 7.00pm Mon - Fri.
      Weekends are off peak.
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      Reply #1532: Sep 12, 2019 09:37:46 pm
      Question is, it's cheaper to fly to London than Liverpool by £250 - is Virgin Trains still the easiest and cheapest way to get from Heathrow to Liverpool? Also I've seen off-peak tickets be tons cheaper - what times are on and off peak over there?

      The trick with the trains is you just have to book in advance to get a decent fare.  Like booking a month or 6 weeks before.

      Fares from London to Liverpool start from about £23 (if you get an Advance ticket).  If you turn up on the day wanting a ticket then it's around about £200. 
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      Reply #1533: Sep 12, 2019 09:39:51 pm
      Rode into Paris  yesterday at rush hour was a blast , even crazier riding the Arc de triomphe at rush hour something I’ll never forget what a buzz

      It's a mission trying to just walk across in front of there, surprises you managed to get your bike off that roundabout at the end.  Fair play to you. 
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      Reply #1534: Sep 13, 2019 12:22:22 am
      It's a mission trying to just walk across in front of there, surprises you managed to get your bike off that roundabout at the end.  Fair play to you. 
      Surprisingly the car drivers in Paris are very considerate to bike riders , the scooter riders are just plain crazy
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      Reply #1535: Sep 16, 2019 11:37:47 am
      So, Lisbon.............f**king magic city.

      Favourite bar was a former brothel where they retained the old spirit by f**king me €18 for an IPA and a G&T........but it was worth it to see.......

      I will confess to donning a Celtic top and getting a pic taken for my oldest lad - who still has a toe dipped in Celtic water and the rest of his body in red ;)
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      Reply #1536: Sep 17, 2019 07:38:53 am
      Thank you both, lads! Appreciate the advice.

      The trick with the trains is you just have to book in advance to get a decent fare.  Like booking a month or 6 weeks before.

      Fares from London to Liverpool start from about £23 (if you get an Advance ticket).  If you turn up on the day wanting a ticket then it's around about £200. 

      What's the best site to book on, mate? Haven't seen anywhere offer a ticket for less than £63 even months out from the date.
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      Reply #1537: Sep 17, 2019 09:32:06 am
      Thank you both, lads! Appreciate the advice.

      What's the best site to book on, mate? Haven't seen anywhere offer a ticket for less than £63 even months out from the date.

      If I could chime in mate -Virgin trains the earlier the better. Made the mistake of not doing that on our honeymoon saw the tickets months out for about 40quid, assumed that was the fixed price and bought them on the day in London paid over a 100 for each.
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      Reply #1538: Sep 17, 2019 03:06:04 pm
      Thank you both, lads! Appreciate the advice.

      What's the best site to book on, mate? Haven't seen anywhere offer a ticket for less than £63 even months out from the date.

      Just book on National Rail or even through Virgin rail.  I've just had a look at a random day in November and the cheapest advance single from London Euston to Liverpool is £12 and most expensive is £33.  Direct train takes about 2 hours 15.

      You can only book up to the start of March so it must be up to 6 months ahead.  You can't book for May time yet.  Come back in November on that one.

      https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
      https://www.virgintrains.co.uk/
      « Last Edit: Sep 17, 2019 03:11:44 pm by JD »
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      Reply #1539: Oct 04, 2019 09:12:22 am
      https://www.jet2holidays.com/turkey/dalaman-area/calis/jiva-beach-resort?gclsrc=aw.ds&ds_rl=1206481&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIws7sxJOC5QIVia3tCh3xmQpEEAAYASAAEgIhTvD_BwE

      Anyone ever stayed around here?

      Wife talking about booking here for us next year. Hotel looks absolutely brilliant but I'm not so sure as it doesn't seem to be that close to anything.
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      Reply #1540: Oct 04, 2019 02:55:36 pm
      https://www.jet2holidays.com/turkey/dalaman-area/calis/jiva-beach-resort?gclsrc=aw.ds&ds_rl=1206481&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIws7sxJOC5QIVia3tCh3xmQpEEAAYASAAEgIhTvD_BwE

      Anyone ever stayed around here?

      Wife talking about booking here for us next year. Hotel looks absolutely brilliant but I'm not so sure as it doesn't seem to be that close to anything.

      My wife's cousin and her fella have gone to Dalaman town for years and were happy with it until this year, now they say it's got really expensive and are gonna jib it.
      Never been to Dalaman except the airport of course but places elsewhere in Turkey were ridiculously inexpensive, haven't been for a while but my sister goes regularly to Fethiye and she goes again soon and they are allergic to pricey holidays, after going there recently if it was expensive they would jib it.
      We used to go to Calish beach near Fethiye for years and that was cheap and a cracking resort.

      Maybe Dalaman is expensive cos it is a hub and a built up area.

      « Last Edit: Oct 04, 2019 03:00:44 pm by stuey »
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      Reply #1541: Oct 04, 2019 03:24:44 pm
      My wife's cousin and her fella have gone to Dalaman town for years and were happy with it until this year, now they say it's got really expensive and are gonna jib it.
      Never been to Dalaman except the airport of course but places elsewhere in Turkey were ridiculously inexpensive, haven't been for a while but my sister goes regularly to Fethiye and she goes again soon and they are allergic to pricey holidays, after going there recently if it was expensive they would jib it.
      We used to go to Calish beach near Fethiye for years and that was cheap and a cracking resort.

      Maybe Dalaman is expensive cos it is a hub and a built up area.



      Cheers Stu.

      I'm pretty sure I heard the wife mention Fethiye and Calish so this hotel must be around them parts. All I know is it's an hours taxi journey from the Airport in Dalaman

      Would love to head back to Cyprus again but they've cancelled flights to Larnaca from North and South Ireland so that's out the window.

      Think I'll give this one a go.
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      Reply #1542: Oct 04, 2019 07:15:42 pm
      Cheers Stu.

      I'm pretty sure I heard the wife mention Fethiye and Calish so this hotel must be around them parts. All I know is it's an hours taxi journey from the Airport in Dalaman

      Would love to head back to Cyprus again but they've cancelled flights to Larnaca from North and South Ireland so that's out the window.

      Think I'll give this one a go.

      Try and get a hotel on the sea front at Calish mate, it’s pedestrian only and the beach is great.
      Just a short walk to bars, restaurants etc, you can’t lose mate.
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      Reply #1543: Oct 04, 2019 07:26:03 pm
      Try and get a hotel on the sea front at Calish mate, it’s pedestrian only and the beach is great.
      Just a short walk to bars, restaurants etc, you can’t lose mate.

      Went for that hotel in the link pal.
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      Reply #1544: Oct 04, 2019 08:44:16 pm


      Went for that hotel in the link pal.

      Have a good holiday buddy yuz won’t be disappointed.
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      Reply #1545: Oct 04, 2019 09:01:59 pm

      Have a good holiday buddy yuz won’t be disappointed.

      11 months to go yet. Countdowns on.... 😂
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      Reply #1546: Oct 10, 2019 08:48:53 pm
      Been in Lake Garda since Monday and fly back late Monday next week.

      Love this part of the world.
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      Reply #1547: Oct 10, 2019 09:45:09 pm
      Been in Lake Garda since Monday and fly back late Monday next week.

      Love this part of the world.

      Hope you're having a lovely time Si. Sounds absolutely gorgeous and a perfect time of year to be there as well I'm sure.
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      Reply #1548: Oct 10, 2019 09:57:55 pm
      Been in Lake Garda since Monday and fly back late Monday next week.

      Love this part of the world.

      Bologna airport is the closer I've been to it - but it's on my list for hopefully kid-free holidays in the distant future!  Enjoy the rest of your time there!
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      Reply #1549: Oct 11, 2019 01:38:02 pm
      Bologna airport is the closer I've been to it - but it's on my list for hopefully kid-free holidays in the distant future!  Enjoy the rest of your time there!


      Well worth it Jon. We've been here before and stay on a campsite just on the lake at Peschiera  Del Garda. Has everything you want and can be as peaceful or as packed as you make it.

      Hope you're having a lovely time Si. Sounds absolutely gorgeous and a perfect time of year to be there as well I'm sure.

      Relaxing here now with a Bardolino red listening to a few podcasts mate.

      Going up the cable car to Monte Baldo tomorrow as we've never done that before.

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