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Can anyone help me map this ride?

zoglugzoglug Posts: 212
edited September 2010 in Road beginners
Hey everyone,

been riding for the past 12 months since breaking my leg! At the time i did it i was looking to go out with the wheelers but stupid cars got in the way! At the moment, im looking to vary my rides and get some hills in there. I know about Holme Moss and am looking to tackle that very soon, but im also wondering if any one can give me a couple of lonks to various rides (i live in Ashton-Under-Lyne so will be heading off from there) but also to help me map this ride i saw on the wheelers website

Gateway - Poynton - Disley - Brickworks(Going down) - Pott Shrigley(going down) - Poyton - Gateway

Its classed as an intro to the hills ride, which is exactly what i am looking for! If anyone could help me out i would be more than greatful, and who knows, one im confident in my fitness i may look to join the Wheelers. Though the way they flew past me on Sunday....i think im a long way from that :P
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  • Take a look at http://www.mapmyride.com or http://www.walkjogrun.net/ both of these will let you map out any routes.
  • If you want your own software, Mapyx Quo is a free program (http://www.mapyx.com) - and you buy map tiles - the 1:50,000 tiles are ridiculously cheap - you'd cover a pretty large area for about £5 - the whole of Devon is about 4 tiles, and cost less than £4.

    You can quickly plan out routes, see mileage, profiles, etc. and save gpx files. If you're into walking, it's also great for that, though the 1:25,000 tiles are quite a bit more expensive.
  • ProssPross Posts: 34,807
    Map My Ride and Ride With GPS allow you to plan and map routes and provide elevation information. You can also produce GPX files from them or load GPX file to them. Both are currently free and for road riding there's no need to pay for maps.
  • zoglugzoglug Posts: 212
    Excellent! Cheers for the swift responses, i will be sure to check them out this evening!
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  • another one to try is bikeroutetoaster - really useful if you've got a gps to map it to
  • I've found GPSies.com to be excellent for creating Garmin tracks(tcx) or Garmin courses(gpx). There are a whole variety of download formats available, it's free (although you can donate if you wish).

    Notable features include:
    Elevation / Profile graphs
    A Fullscreen map function
    The ability to ensure that your route directly follows a Road
    Easy re-planning of your route if you decide to change it (simply drag and drop to new location)
    A really quick undo (multiple nodes at a time)
    many export and import formats accepted

    It works best with Firefox. I've tried lots of GPX export sites with IE8 and its never been reliable!
    Simon G
  • zoglug wrote:
    Hey everyone,

    been riding for the past 12 months since breaking my leg! At the time i did it i was looking to go out with the wheelers but stupid cars got in the way! At the moment, im looking to vary my rides and get some hills in there. I know about Holme Moss and am looking to tackle that very soon, but im also wondering if any one can give me a couple of lonks to various rides (i live in Ashton-Under-Lyne so will be heading off from there) but also to help me map this ride i saw on the wheelers website

    Gateway - Poynton - Disley - Brickworks(Going down) - Pott Shrigley(going down) - Poyton - Gateway

    Its classed as an intro to the hills ride, which is exactly what i am looking for! If anyone could help me out i would be more than greatful, and who knows, one im confident in my fitness i may look to join the Wheelers. Though the way they flew past me on Sunday....i think im a long way from that :P

    Can't help with the wheelers route (I don't really know that area well) though you may be able to find various links on the Rides section of their website, e.g. http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=1381427 is the intro ride I went on with them in August 09. I think that as long as you have a reasonable level of fitness you should be fine. Also, don't worry about your speed - on the intro rides they looked after everyone well & regrouped at the top of each hill.
  • a_n_ta_n_t Posts: 2,011
    LazyBoycp wrote:
    [ http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=1381427 is the intro ride I went on with them in August 09.

    Thats going to be very similar to Andy's route I reckon, maybe just cutting out Whaley Bridge. I've told him about this thread anyway.
    Manchester wheelers

    PB's
    10m 20:21 2014
    25m 53:18 20:13
    50m 1:57:12 2013
    100m Yeah right.
  • a_n_ta_n_t Posts: 2,011
    http://www.endomondo.com/workouts/mu0aMU9Uqiw


    There's the route for sunday, might come and do it myself. :wink:
    Manchester wheelers

    PB's
    10m 20:21 2014
    25m 53:18 20:13
    50m 1:57:12 2013
    100m Yeah right.
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