How do you get around when on site ? (1 Viewer)

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Jun 12, 2022
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Good morning to you all. We are new to all this so trying to find our feet so hopfully learn from your replies ;). The obvious method would be electric bikes none of us are getting any yonger so any extra help is always welcome. The big minus with electric bikes is you end up carrying the batteries for the day when you park up on them, they are not light items !! We have seen people towing small cars that gives you a great opportunity to venture away from site and take more in. Motorbikes/scooters also which is a route we are concidering at the moment but need to know my facts first. Or have i got it wrong you dont need any of the above ? I just want the freedom to be able to head off somewhere off site, especially as we want to start going over to Europe this year. Really want to hear your experiences and see how you manage when away ? TIA
 
Feb 14, 2021
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We have normal (non electric) cycles for shorter distances - maybe up to 3 or 4 miles and a scooter for of we want to go a bit further. Often it's possible to walk. Sometimes there is even public transport.
 
Apr 12, 2010
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We never take the batteries with us so then we don’t have carry them 🤔 cycling somehow seems harder than ordinary bikes. have I missed the point of EBs ?
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Don’t forget that Google maps has a great feature when you use it for directions. You can select the ‘public transport‘ icon and it will give you walking directions to your nearest bus/tram/train stop as well as the departure time and number of stops you need to travel.

A very impressive feature of this is that for the ‘walking’ part you can select ‘live view’ and if you hold your phone up so that it can see, via its camera, what is in front of you it will flash big blue arrows up telling you which way to walk/turn. I used this for the first time on our current trip and was very impressed with it.

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Have never removed an ebike battery when parked up. I think all lock into the frame so reasonably secure, more likely the entire bike would be « borrowed ».

Overall i see most people using bikes and e-bikes, a few with cars but not too many.
 
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Apr 20, 2022
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Have never removed an ebike battery when parked up. I think all lock into the frame so reasonably secure, more likely the entire bike would be « borrowed ».
Leaving the battery on the bike makes it more desirable to theft.
It’s only a pedal bike without it. Heavier than most non battery types.
 
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you will only need transport in the uk mostly stellplatz and aires are within easy walking distance to shops and restaurants. we towed a smart car originally but found we hardly used it.hope this helps.
Hi that is the news i am looking for. You had the car but never used it that much. I know we will find our own feet but like to get your input, every little helps. :cool:

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Lenny HB

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if you hold your phone up so that it can see, via its camera, what is in front of you it will flash big blue arrows up telling you which way to walk/turn.
I didn't know that I will have to try it going to London tomorrow I'll give it a try.
I normally find Google maps confusing when walking so I use maps.me.
 
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We never remove the batteries from our bikes when out and about with them, they weigh a ton.. we also use buses and walk.
Hi Les the problem is they are more nickable with the batteries left on the bikes. :oops:
 

Lenny HB

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Hi Les the problem is they are more nickable with the batteries left on the bikes. :oops:
We have removable peddles but never take them off when leaving the bikes.

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