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Alternative to bikely.com?

N0bodyOfTheGoatN0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 5,354
edited April 2009 in Commuting chat
Bikely seems to be playing up recently... One tries to plot a course manually, but the site's software draws purple lines randomly to the left or right (often a few miles away) or where one actually clicks!

Are there any other sites that can be recommended, which at least give mileage and elevation details?

I'm taking part in a sponsered bike ride this weekend and want to reccy out the route from Bitterne to Calshot...
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  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,152
    Bikeroutetoaster is excellent. Allows you to export routes to GPS complete with turn details etc.

    http://www.bikeroutetoaster.com/
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  • R_T_AR_T_A Posts: 488
    You can also try out http://www.mapmyride.com/

    You'll have to switch on elevation at the beginning, and it's all free.
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  • Thanks for the input. Unfortunately, its behaving exactly the same as bikely, as in I click home (Bitterne) and click the beach huts at Calshot... but then bikeroutetoaster then gives me details of a route between Bexley and Aldershot!

    Wonder if this bug is down to the site; IE8; flash?
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  • R_T_AR_T_A Posts: 488
    I'm using IE7 and it works fine, so it sounds like there's a compatibility issue. You could always try Firefox as a browser?
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  • johncpjohncp Posts: 302
    Have a look at bikehike it shows OS and Bikely style maps at the same time or will show elevation data as you plot the route. Very quick too
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  • BassjunkieukBassjunkieuk Posts: 4,232
    Johncp wrote:
    Have a look at bikehike it shows OS and Bikely style maps at the same time or will show elevation data as you plot the route. Very quick too

    On BH you also get the option to turn on/off the auto-follow road feature which is great when your riding down what google maps (which most are based on) thinks is a one-way street :-)

    I've used it to plot out a few routes and they have all come out fairly well for distance but the elevation data can be a bit sketchy sometimes!
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  • Allez MarkAllez Mark Posts: 364
    Hi,

    jashburnham

    How do you get that elevation info into your signature.

    Mark
  • Allez MarkAllez Mark Posts: 364
    sarajoy wrote:

    Thanks sarajoy.

    That may be a bit technical for me but I'll give it a go.
  • roger_merrimanroger_merriman Posts: 6,165
    not sure how acurate they are infact i'm fairly sure they are not but makes some fun looking wiggles any how, this is a few of the hills nr my folks place, if one was feeling like some punshiment....
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  • Allez MarkAllez Mark Posts: 364
    Allez Mark wrote:
    sarajoy wrote:

    Thanks sarajoy.

    That may be a bit technical for me but I'll give it a go.

    I can't do it :cry:

    Edit: |Got it now :D
  • infopeteinfopete Posts: 878
    Hi Everyone,

    I can extend my www.tomtracks.com application to add all sorts of facilities.... if anyone is interested :)
    Oh and please remember to click on my blog:

    http://americanbicyclegroup.wordpress.com

    The more clicks I get the higher it creeps up the google radar :)
  • pud77pud77 Posts: 144
    Bikehike.co.uk does it for me

    I'm always curious though and after reading this thread will have to give the other recommendations a try :?
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