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For UK based routes (this is where I think you are, judging by your profile) you can use CycleStreets. It’s also available as an app on most phone platforms (Apple, Android, Windows Phone). Input your start and end points then when you get a route select the "Quietest Route" tab. That should give you either cycle paths or quieter roads.


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Most people in the Netherlands think it is common to see two people on a single bike, and when kids are involved even three or more. The back rack has to be the sturdy kind but many or even most bikes in the city have that kind of strong rack. Dutch law used to have rules for how big the passenger may be in comparison to the rider, but that is seen as for ...


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It depends on what you consider 'special skills'. With some excercise, paddling should be feasible for most people. For the English Channel, you can easily find operators and boat charterers offering planning support or equipment rent: http://www.fullthrottleboatcharters.com/kayak-across-english-channel/ Crossing the Øresund may not be much more than 5km (...


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As of July 2014, bicycles were not allowed on the Øresund Bridge. Check back in 55 years: It's currently forbidden to cycle across the Öresund bridge, a part-bridge, part-tunnel connection between Malmö and Copenhagen, which was made famous by the hit television show The Bridge. But if new proposals by Sweden-based construction company Skanska and ...


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I work in Reading and regularly cycle in the area and also use the station. I can tell you that no such provision exists for secure bicycle storage. The station is a known hotspot for cycle theft so I would not risk leaving a decent bike there. But...if your bike isn't particularly expensive and doesn't stand out you'll probably be OK. Just remember to ...


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I've always quite liked http://cycle.travel - UK oriented but the map interface is OpenStreetMap based so can handle overseas as well. Website not an app, but may still be useful. It defaults to low-traffic-roads (calculated from known traffic data, not simply road classification) and includes a very useful height mapper display, so you can tweak a proposed ...


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I checked the Belgian railway site for you and they mention that folding bikes are free of charge. The Flanders bus company 'de Lijn' has a mention of bikes on their Dutch language site, in short you can take a folded bike for free if you do not bother other passengers but no full size bikes at all. Als u de andere reizigers niet hindert, mag u wel ...


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Sections 5.4 and 5.5 of NS's General Terms & Conditions for Travellers ("Algemene Voorwaarden Reizigers" - Dutch document) contains the rules for transporting bikes and luggage. This is what they say: Folding Bikes (and rollators, mobility scooters and wheelchairs) Count as 'luggage' and are always allowed on the train for free, regardless of travel ...


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To clarify things beforehand, liability insurance is not generally needed for bicycling in Lithuania (to the best of my knowledge), but to use the services of Cyclocity Vilnius. On their website it says Your responsibility [...] Make sure you have third party liability insurance, which is mandatory in order to use the service. Liability insurance ...


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The train part of this question hinges on the question whether a bicycle packed in a box should be considered as a bicycle or as large luggage. You can argue a lot about this (https://forum.ns.nl/overige-producten-6/meenemen-fiets-doos-de-spits-vanaf-schiphol-8640), but I think it will depend on the opinion of the conductor you meet on the day. If it's ...


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It is located at 33.2438308, 130.3149265. This is the location in Google Maps and this is a Google Maps photo of the same location.


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As a cyclist both recreationally and professionally, I have found Thai drivers quite willing to share the road with bicycles. Granted Bangkok and Patong (on Phuket) are not bike friendly, but most of the rest of the country is. While dedicated bike paths are not common, they are slowly starting to appear in areas around the country. Your referenced ...


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Well, this came up on reddit today and it was perfectly relevant. Not necessarily 'offensive' but if you're trying to do a progressive roadtrip with a theme, here are the steps If you go to the comments thread on reddit there are some other similarly themed towns that people suggest in Europe.


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Being from Romania + using bike in the city + having 900 km long bike trip behind me, I can tell you the followings: Bike theft is indeed common in Romania, especially in cities (I myself had 2 bikes stolen, they were tied down in the flat's locked area, but still). I think that there is equal risk for your equipment to be stolen during the night, or your ...


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In all the area you will cover English is well known by a big percentage of the people, so you will not need to learn the local language, but you will be seen as polite if you know a few of the basics and ask whether people understand English, rather than assume they will. When you search on travel planners for bicycle tours, you may find the ...


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You will be able to rent a bike from The Lake of Two Rivers Store. The operating dates: May to mid-October (7 days a week), 7:00am to 9:00pm ◦ except August 25, 2015, open 7:00am to 5:30pm


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Yes you can rent bicycles around the airport hotels. This depends on whether you are a foreigner or Chinese national. Most hotels around the airport offer bicycle rentals to Chinese citizens as they only accept an ID card. Other places close to the airport also offer bicycle rentals though some are a bit far, just a few stops from the airport by subway. ...


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While google is a good for general planning, it is not made for cycling and while the cycling information is updated and improved it will never be specifically for long distance cycling. There are several sites that do specialize in long distance cycling, either just routes of one organization or combining however many routes they can find that run within ...


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Your profile says you live in Poland, so you should be aware that nice bikepaths don't exist here :) . However, I think you could try out some sea side area (should be pretty flat), Słowiński Park Narodowy for example. I've never been there, but heard about it to be nice bike-friendly area.


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Like @Tom said in the comment : Masks block only a portion of the pollution The problem with the Chinese haze is due to 2 types of particles : pm10 and pm2.5 and those last ones (pm2.5) are really small and you can't protect yourself even when wearing a mask. Event if the mask specially mentioned "works against pm2.5" because they are lying. I used to ...


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Not yet. The City has put out for bid a 700 bike system with initial plans to open next year (2017). There are, of course, bike rental options available in the meantime.


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Take a look at GPSies, people share routes there and you can find one fitting your criteria. You may also like to combine it with OpenStreetMap.org and Wikimapia.org to select the most appropriate route.


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I use Strava for ride route mapping, and it works okay. Some local knowledge helps avoid possible pitfalls. It doesn't specifically avoid main roads, but the "use popularity" switch will favour roads where cyclists go. You can also "minimise elevation" if you would rather go around than over something. Example - here's our planned lunchtime route at work ...


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Partial answer: I assume you mean a tow hitch normally used for this, instead of an hook for this (because I never heard of bike racks for the latter one). Germany The empty hitch: If it obstructs the view to the license plate, it must be removed. There are no other "hard" rules. However, in an accident, if the hitch causes more damage than it would ...


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It depends on the bike. When the bike is designed to transport multiple persons safely, it can carry multiple persons. The most common examples are children's seats on adult's bikes.


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As a someone who cycles in Tokyo nearly every day, I will add my five cents too. A single general rule for cyclists in Tokyo is to remember that bicycle is a vehicle, not a pedestrian on wheels. Tokyo is not particularly bicycle-friendly, because of the lacking bicycle infrastructure, but otherwise cycling in Tokyo is fun. Which means never cycle on ...


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Yes, it is necessary to have a chip and PIN bank card. No, an old fashioned magnetic stripe card won't suffice. No, a chip and signature card won't help. The card reader at the dock just allows the chip part of the card to be inserted from the bottom of the keypad. The card reader doesn't have a slot to swipe a magnetic bank card. The dock is unattended/...


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Yes, there's probably a lot of snow in late March! The first screenshot below shows the height profile of the Bergen - Voss bike ride. As you can see, the highest point is 464 m.a.s.l at Kvamskogen. The second screenshot shows the weather and snow depth in 2015 at Kvamskogen. In late March 2015 there was approximately 150 cm of snow. There's a fair ...


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Did a quick web search. The first hit, not only shows hourly reports for Guangzhou, but it also has a chart of recommendations for different levels, and says that there are IOS and Android apps to get the U.S. Embassy's version. Whether China's "great firewall" prevents it from working, I cannot say. They imply it can be found in Apple's U.S. store, but ...



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