Probably over your budget but Exped have a few tents out there that look ideal for cycle touring. I'm desperately trying to justify getting a Venus II. Pitches all-in-one in a flash and you can erect the flysheet only if you need a shelter to fix a bike.
That bioethanol is terrific stuff. I hate the smell of meths and it smokes up your pots. Bioethanol is smokeless and odourless and has given my Trangias a new lease of life - I had always used the gas convertor with them.
Jake... thinking about it... that was the only time I was ever in a helicopter. It was indeed a noisy brute, and because it was flying in a gale, it was tilted to one side all the way from St Mary's to Penzance.
I'll draw a veil over my long hitch-hike home, but it involved being snowed in at Truro, significantly delayed crossing Bodmin Moor until the snowplough broke through, then delayed again until the snowplough cleared the road near Okehampton, only for me to be snowed in for three days just south of Bristol.
So much for my trip to the sunshine islands!
Blimey! What year was that, Paddy? I lived in Cornwall for 28 years and I can't remember many (if, indeed, any) winters like that.