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SE London to Brighton route?

jonny_trousersjonny_trousers Posts: 3,588
edited May 2012 in Commuting chat
Anyone got a nice one they can link me to?

Mrs Trousers-to-be has to work this Sunday so rather than brave the jubilee street party on my own, I thought I might pack my chaps and take a trip to the seaside.

Cheers!

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  • iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
    Here is a version of the L2B route I made for my Garmin, starts in Kingston. Depending on how SE you maybe you can get onto it.

    http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1251899
  • optimisticbikeroptimisticbiker Posts: 1,657
    Anyone got a nice one they can link me to?

    Mrs Trousers-to-be has to work this Sunday so rather than brave the jubilee street party on my own, I thought I might pack my chaps and take a trip to the seaside.

    Cheers!
    Good plan. Haven't decided what I'm going to do yet, but I'll definitely follow up my 'Not the wedding' Ride with a 'Not the Jubiliee' Ride. Never ridden to Brighton...
    Invacare Spectra Plus electric wheelchair, max speed 4mph :cry:
  • jonny_trousersjonny_trousers Posts: 3,588
    iPete wrote:
    Here is a version of the L2B route I made for my Garmin, starts in Kingston. Depending on how SE you maybe you can get onto it.

    http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1251899

    Cheers! I could definitely use some of that, but it would be great if someone had a route beginning a little nearer to home (my fiancee calls it West Dulwich whereas I call it Crystal Palace).
  • optimisticbikeroptimisticbiker Posts: 1,657
    Here's the BHF one, not too far from you

    http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1019010

    How are you planning to get home?
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  • jonny_trousersjonny_trousers Posts: 3,588
    Here's the BHF one, not too far from you

    http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1019010

    How are you planning to get home?

    Thanks!

    The idea would be to get the train back, but I should probably check that's possible first.
  • optimisticbikeroptimisticbiker Posts: 1,657
    Here's the BHF one, not too far from you

    http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1019010

    How are you planning to get home?

    Thanks!

    The idea would be to get the train back, but I should probably check that's possible first.
    Yes, you and several others I'd guess... not sure how many bikes you can take on that train...

    http://www.southernrailway.com/your-jou ... olicy/116/

    Should be OK for the Sunday tho, and £8 fare if you chose the right train....
    Invacare Spectra Plus electric wheelchair, max speed 4mph :cry:
  • GazzaputtGazzaputt Posts: 3,918
    This is the route my club, Bigfoot CC, use for our yearly jaunt to Brighton:

    http://ridewithgps.com/users/67475/routes

    Nice and quiet route.
  • jonny_trousersjonny_trousers Posts: 3,588
    Gazzaputt wrote:
    This is the route my club, Bigfoot CC, use for our yearly jaunt to Brighton:

    http://ridewithgps.com/users/67475/routes

    Nice and quiet route.

    That looks just the job Gazzaputt! Thanks!

    Cheers for looking into the train situation too OB!

    Now, another total newb question: is there a recommended way to take down a route on sites such as Ride with GPS? When I was nabbing Dulwich Paragon's Saturday route I couldn't for the life of me find a way to print off the map at a decent scale. I ended up with an A4 page full of blurb and very little map. In the end I just went through it taking a note of directions (which worked pretty well). I've got a Garmin 200, but have never used it for route following. I think it's probably a little too basic for that, but it might be useful as a backup. Any help appreciated.
  • jonomc4jonomc4 Posts: 891
    I am also interested in doing this ride for fun sometime soon - doing the London Nightride first.

    As I am in Bromley the route Gazzaput had is great.

    For riding (I don't have a Garmin) I use Navfree on my iPhone - anyone have any idea how I can put the route mentioned above:

    http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1198132

    onto my navfree??

    I would be really grateful for the heads up (if it is possible)
  • optimisticbikeroptimisticbiker Posts: 1,657
    Printing off the map is tricky. These sites are really designed to be used with a GPS. You can print off the cue sheet, i.e. the list of directions which can be used with the appropriate OS maps, but its not ideal.

    RideWithGPS has instructions for loading the track onto a Garmin205, I don't know about the 200. It appears to support Courses for 'virtual partner' but not for navigation as far as I can make out, so i don't know if it will tell you if you are off course.

    See this thread though: viewtopic.php?t=12835202&p=17434937
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  • DavidBelcherDavidBelcher Posts: 2,684
    Here's the BHF one, not too far from you

    http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1019010

    How are you planning to get home?

    Thanks!

    The idea would be to get the train back, but I should probably check that's possible first.
    Yes, you and several others I'd guess... not sure how many bikes you can take on that train...

    http://www.southernrailway.com/your-jou ... olicy/116/

    Should be OK for the Sunday tho, and £8 fare if you chose the right train....

    No time restrictions on Southern Sunday services as far as I know. Check first for engineering work though as you can't take your bike on a substitute bus service (assuming you don't fancy riding the missing bit and then rejoining the train).

    David
    "It is not enough merely to win; others must lose." - Gore Vidal
  • jonny_trousersjonny_trousers Posts: 3,588
    Printing off the map is tricky. These sites are really designed to be used with a GPS. You can print off the cue sheet, i.e. the list of directions which can be used with the appropriate OS maps, but its not ideal.

    RideWithGPS has instructions for loading the track onto a Garmin205, I don't know about the 200. It appears to support Courses for 'virtual partner' but not for navigation as far as I can make out, so i don't know if it will tell you if you are off course.

    See this thread though: viewtopic.php?t=12835202&p=17434937

    Thanks again OB!

    Looks like it's just not worth it.
  • jonny_trousersjonny_trousers Posts: 3,588
    Here's the BHF one, not too far from you

    http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1019010

    How are you planning to get home?

    Thanks!

    The idea would be to get the train back, but I should probably check that's possible first.
    Yes, you and several others I'd guess... not sure how many bikes you can take on that train...

    http://www.southernrailway.com/your-jou ... olicy/116/

    Should be OK for the Sunday tho, and £8 fare if you chose the right train....

    No time restrictions on Southern Sunday services as far as I know. Check first for engineering work though as you can't take your bike on a substitute bus service (assuming you don't fancy riding the missing bit and then rejoining the train).

    David

    Cheers! Looks good for this Sunday on that front. There's always the Hove line nearby and like you say, the beauty of being on a bike is that you are not tied to one option.
  • Tip: Haywards Heath is a hole. At Lindfield, bear left onto the Lewes Road (B2111). Continue until you hit the A272. Right and first left onto Slugwash Lane. Follow this until you hit Wivelsfield then take a left and right at the roundabout and you're back on track. Nice diversion.

    Also top tip: you're not actually at the top of the beacon until you see the Horses sign.
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  • jonny_trousersjonny_trousers Posts: 3,588
    Tip: Haywards Heath is a hole. At Lindfield, bear left onto the Lewes Road (B2111). Continue until you hit the A272. Right and first left onto Slugwash Lane. Follow this until you hit Wivelsfield then take a left and right at the roundabout and you're back on track. Nice diversion.

    Also top tip: you're not actually at the top of the beacon until you see the Horses sign.

    Noted and thanks!
  • jonny_trousersjonny_trousers Posts: 3,588
    PS. If anyone fancies joining me then please come along. Do be aware, though, that I am pretty much a newb at distances and so if I can average 15mph I'll be well chuffed.
  • optimisticbikeroptimisticbiker Posts: 1,657
    I'd love to, and 15mph would be about right for me... but Mrs OB has arranged a family BBQ for late pm on Sunday :(... any other weekend it would have been fine
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  • ApplespiderApplespider Posts: 506
    PS. If anyone fancies joining me then please come along. Do be aware, though, that I am pretty much a newb at distances and so if I can average 15mph I'll be well chuffed.

    I'dve loved to and since I'm near Forest Hill, it wouldn't have been far to meet up. But I have pals wanting to go to the pageant on Sunday so it's Monday/Tuesday that I'm at a loose end!
  • optimisticbikeroptimisticbiker Posts: 1,657
    PS. If anyone fancies joining me then please come along. Do be aware, though, that I am pretty much a newb at distances and so if I can average 15mph I'll be well chuffed.

    I'dve loved to and since I'm near Forest Hill, it wouldn't have been far to meet up. But I have pals wanting to go to the pageant on Sunday so it's Monday/Tuesday that I'm at a loose end!
    Likewise :) ... well Monday anyway, Tuesday we're off to see Chariots of Fire at the Hampstead Theatre.

    Mind you the BBQ on Sunday is looking like being more of a indoor buffet now, weather for Sunday doesn't look too promising :(
    Invacare Spectra Plus electric wheelchair, max speed 4mph :cry:
  • jonny_trousersjonny_trousers Posts: 3,588
    PS. If anyone fancies joining me then please come along. Do be aware, though, that I am pretty much a newb at distances and so if I can average 15mph I'll be well chuffed.

    I'dve loved to and since I'm near Forest Hill, it wouldn't have been far to meet up. But I have pals wanting to go to the pageant on Sunday so it's Monday/Tuesday that I'm at a loose end!
    Likewise :) ... well Monday anyway, Tuesday we're off to see Chariots of Fire at the Hampstead Theatre.

    Mind you the BBQ on Sunday is looking like being more of a indoor buffet now, weather for Sunday doesn't look too promising :(

    I know. Depending on how it looks I might have to postpone anyway.
  • optimisticbikeroptimisticbiker Posts: 1,657
    PS. If anyone fancies joining me then please come along. Do be aware, though, that I am pretty much a newb at distances and so if I can average 15mph I'll be well chuffed.

    I'dve loved to and since I'm near Forest Hill, it wouldn't have been far to meet up. But I have pals wanting to go to the pageant on Sunday so it's Monday/Tuesday that I'm at a loose end!
    Likewise :) ... well Monday anyway, Tuesday we're off to see Chariots of Fire at the Hampstead Theatre.

    Mind you the BBQ on Sunday is looking like being more of a indoor buffet now, weather for Sunday doesn't look too promising :(

    I know. Depending on how it looks I might have to postpone anyway.
    Forecast for Sunday is rain, but with a north (tail :) ) wind... and 11degC . Monday's not looking much better, and an east wind. If the weather on Monday was better, notwithstanding it being a Bank Hol and therefore likely to be busy, I'd have suggested postponing to then and I'd certainly have been up for it.
    Invacare Spectra Plus electric wheelchair, max speed 4mph :cry:
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