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  • I thought it would be worthwhile to create a home for routes of rides that we've done, as large groups or that you have done solo, so we can share the joys of good routes/rides with the rest of the forum population. So if someone feels like going for a ride and wants to do a new route first place they come is here, because if we've done it, it's bound to be good and fun.

    Obviously cause I'm in London I'm thinking about routes around town, anything from 10 - 50 miles, but feel free to post up routes that take you out into the country and back, training loops etc or routes that aren't London based, I know we have many forumengers who are based elsewhere and it'd be nice to have those routes up for anyone who wants to ride those areas.

    I am going to ask you to do a bit of the heavy lifting though. So when you post up a route, could you post it up as its been set out below, with a link to the gmap pedometer of the route, plus an image of the route and any crib sheet information if required, oh and almost forgot could you also say whether its a day or night time route as well...

    many thanks.

    The ones below are just a couple I found on a quick trawl through the forum.

    Route by Ma3k
    Ride East last ridden 14th December 08
    Sunday: Day Ride
    35 KMs (ish)/ 19 Miles
    2/3 out of traffic (riverside and green chain)

    Route: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2117605­

    Route by Ma3k
    Friday Night Ride last ridden 18th July 08
    Friday: Evening Ride
    15 KMs (ish)/ 9 Miles

    Route: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2083495­

  • Route by eeehhhh
    Last ridden: 21st Dec 08
    Sunday: late evening (11-12ish)
    34 km/21 miles
    Mostly traffic, although some fairly straight bits, e.g. Upper Richmond Road, South Carriage Drive, which you could put your foot down if you wanted.

    Route: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2464119­

    Notes
    1) At the end of South Carriage Drive, just use the crossing designated for cyclists onto the 'roundabout', under/around Wellington Arch, over the cyclist crossing on the other side and then down onto Constitution Hill. I couldn't find a way to show this on the map properly. Don't go down onto A4/Knightsbridge, as it is on the map, it's not very pleasant...

    2) After Westminster Bridge towards Waterloo, I head round the back of Waterloo via some dodgy looking tunnel. I think I've got it right on the map, it comes out round the back of Waterloo station near a taxi rank.

    3) It looks back on itself a bit, mainly because when I go out for a ride I just go in whatever direction I feel like, then tend to go back on myself when I've had enough.

  • thanks for that eeehhh. Looking like a nice route, I work out west so might try some of that as a variation from the way I usually get back down south...

  • nice idea, keep it up!

  • I'm trying to find a nice route out from richmond down to Box Hill, atm. Will post one when successful.

  • cool ved, people keep mentioning box hill, I should get down to it, and try and train this sprinters body to love the uphill bits.

    anyone got a route taking in some of the hillier bits of south london, or the hills just outside london, there's been mention of box hill, toys hill etc. If you've got one post it up, I'll add it to my must learn to love hills routes. I'll also try and dig out the colapaluza route which takes in the mighty north london's hilliest bits, which some of the guys were doing back when the forum was young...

  • can someone post one that takes in all the north london hills???
    great idea this.

  • I'm trying to find a nice route out from richmond down to Box Hill, atm. Will post one when successful.

    Seen this one..?

    http://www.cycle-route.com/routes/Richmo­nd_to_Boxhill-Cycle-Route-161.html

    I'd planned to try this over Xmas, but got waylaid by pies and booze. Should give it a bash soon though... unless anybody else has a better route?

  • Yes Rab looking at that exact one although don't like look of the huge stretch on the A217.

    The Circular version looks much better.

    Corny, would you prefer people to post routes once these have been done and verified by the poster?

  • ved I think its best to post up routes you've actually ridden, since you'll know whether its any good or not. It also means you can warn/advise people about it, any particular dodgy/great stretches of the route.
    Also it would be good if people get into the habit of riding down roads/through areas, and get into that skateboarder mentality of looking for good skate spots, and think if you go here and here and through here, that ride/route would be 531!

  • Yes, agreed, I'll hold back then once I've verified the route myself.

  • ...seen these Ved?
    http://www.bikely.com/listpaths/srchkey/­box+hill/country/253
    You can see jonny's route about 10 down the list.

  • can someone post one that takes in all the north london hills???
    great idea this.

    Here is my monster hill route.

    I made this with bikely so hence the link

    http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Mik­es-North-London-Hills


    It is a very serious route, starting with a massive climb up West Hill. check the elevation profile for an idea of how hard it is.

    I will be riding variations of this route every saturday morning starting next weekend if anyone is interested

  • mike can you remake that route in gmap?
    doesn't have to be right this minute, but I'm hoping I can keep the routes in some sort of uniform layout.
    I haven't made any routes in bikely, been using the gmap pedometer, but thats because most of me riding is in town, but if lots of people have made bikely maps we can hopefully get them on here and comp them all together, or possibly start an all bikely routes thread, or possibly remake the gmap ones in bikely.

    forgot to mention that route does look hellishly hard. If your doing that weekly, no wonder the legs on you be strong.

  • mike can you remake that route in gmap?
    doesn't have to be right this minute, but I'm hoping I can keep the routes in some sort of uniform layout.
    I haven't made any routes in bikely, been using the gmap pedometer, but thats because most of me riding is in town, but if lots of people have made bikely maps we can hopefully get them on here and comp them all together, or possibly start an all bikely routes thread, or possibly remake the gmap ones in bikely.

    forgot to mention that route does look hellishly hard. If your doing that weekly, no wonder the legs on you be strong.

    it might be better to use bikely as a mapping site. you can export all of your routes in gmap-ped via .gpx and import them into bikely. that way, you don't need to do it manually. just a thought.

  • sounds like a good idea hovis, the only thing is I quite like the look and feel of gmap ped, and thats the only route making one that I've used. We'll see how it goes, once some momentum starts to build, in terms of whose posting up routes and how.
    its something to think about at least..

  • ...seen these Ved?
    http://www.bikely.com/listpaths/srchkey/­box+hill/country/253
    You can see jonny's route about 10 down the list.

    thanks Prav, you're a gent.

    I will be riding variations of this route every saturday morning starting next weekend if anyone is interested

    :o ...respect Mike...

    sounds like a good idea hovis, the only thing is I quite like the look and feel of gmap ped, and thats the only route making one that I've used. We'll see how it goes, once some momentum starts to build, in terms of whose posting up routes and how.
    its something to think about at least..

    Corny does gmap ped have the elevation profile diagrams? edit: yes it does.

  • thanks for that eeehhh. Looking like a nice route, I work out west so might try some of that as a variation from the way I usually get back down south...

    You're welcome. I'm going to have a wonder round south a bit more once my exams are over in a couple of weeks. I know west London well, and central I'm not too bad, but have seriously neglected the south.

    Something like Putney - Wandsworth - Clapham - Stockwell - Lambeth - over the river to Victoria - Chelsea - Fulham - Putney again.

    Just a thought... one thread for routes, a separate for discussion? Keeps it nice and tidy that way.

  • hey eeehhhh.
    two threads for the win, but I'd like to get some routes up and running first, then transfer them over, and keep this one for the discussion or vice versa.
    so people start posting up those routes...

  • Just a thought... one thread for routes, a separate for discussion? Keeps it nice and tidy that way.

    It's a nice idea, but surely you don't imagine in any seriousness that a thread on here would ever be kept neat and tidy? ;)

  • Here is a ride I did with my lady and 50/14. It was a nice route with some hills but nothing that bad.

    http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Nor­th-London-Barnet-Ride


    And here is the hills training ride that a few of us did before north drinks one nite. It was tough but good fun(ish).

    http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/209­705


  • ...seen these Ved?
    http://www.bikely.com/listpaths/srchkey/­box+hill/country/253
    You can see jonny's route about 10 down the list.

    Went out on this ride this morning...

    http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Too­ting-to-Box-Hill-and-Back


    I live in Brixton, so just picked it up from Brixton Hill. Streatham's not exactly picturesque, but once you're past Mitcham Lane, it gets better the further out you go. Very little traffic early in the morning, so reckon it would be a good Sunday-morning ride. Be careful though, I had a bit of a numpty-attack and took a wrong turn somewhere around Headley - ended up in Leatherhead so had to backtrack down the A24. Nice ride :-)

  • thanks for that brixton-box hill route i have been out via surbiton/leatherhead but the way back had far too much busy A road. yours looks to be a lot less busy.

  • These hilly rides - are y'all doing these fixed or using gears? I'd like to start tackling some longer distances (including some hilly miles) this year and just wanted to know (if you're doing these fixed that is) what sort of GI you're using. I only have a fixed bike you see so I'd quite like to know which would be worth having a go at (as a newbie to this training lark) and which to just keep the fuck away from.

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