Before I start my question a little [observation/suggestion] ….
A week or so ago Jhangir started the tread ‘Moving to Eastleigh (near Winchester)’. I don’t know the area and so couldn’t contribute – but – the thought did come to mind that having a sub-forum of ‘Moving to:….. ‘ would be rather useful – not just as a resource for those moving to an area but as a way of [sharing/discovering] facets if an area that one already lives in. Does this sound like a good/bad idea?
That out the way…..
I’m finding myself, rather unexpectedly, moving from Bedfordshire to the island of Jersey.
In trying to find out what the cycling will be like I’ve picked up the States of Jersey 12:25,000 ‘Official Leisure Map’ (an O.S equivalent) , had an on-line rummage and gone for a couple of virtual rides via Ms Google’s Street View. It’s given me a flavour of what it might be like, but can anyone give me some suggestions/hints/comments based on real world experience?
Although my ability to speak French is embarrassingly currently non-existent & I’m a tadge worried about having to cycle on the ‘wrong’ side of the road I’m very much hoping that the new location will allow ready & frequent access to Brittany & Normandy, neither of which have I visited before. I’ve picked the IGN 1:100,000 maps that cover the local areas & a book on the Voies vertes (Green ways / cycle tracks) of Brittany.http://www.reddogbooks.com/gw.html#sthash.fdSXr5x2.dpbs but -again can anyone give some suggestions/hints/comments based on experience? – Anything on how to seek out ‘ribinoù (farm tracks, gravel roads) – would be particularly appreciated as the area that I currently live in has lots of them, which I frequently use & enjoy & Jersey seems to have none.
In anticipation of any replies - Many thanks