January Spanker

So 2017 outdoor cycling got underway today with my first real ride of the year. I was planning on getting out new years day, but it was too icy to be safe, so just the one turbo session in the week so far. As well as aiming for doing as many of the 100 Greatest Climbs as I can this …

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2017 Goals

2016 was an epic cycling year for me. The main aim of the year was the completion of the inaugural running of the Tour of the Highlands Sportive, which is an awesome three day, 300+ mile event with a ton of climbing. I also aimed to hit my highest ever annual mileage cycling. I planned to commute on the bike …

Setting Up Your Garmin for Navigation

You’d think once you have put the GPX/TCX file on your Garmin, you could just ride it right? Wrong. Unless you change a few settings, navigation is a bit sketchy, trying to route you random ways, down footpaths, all sorts of rubbish. What you need to set depends on your device. If you have a device that supports maps, but …

B&DCC Sunday Road Routes

The B&DCC Sunday Road Routes will be posted to the club Facebook group by myself on Thursday evenings[1]. This will provide links to Strava Routes for the rides. This article is designed to pathfind people through the process of getting their ride on their device and using it well.

Downloading and Copying Files to Your Garmin

First step is to download from the Strava Route page. This will have options for “Export TCX” or “Export GPX”. You probably want a GPX file, unless you know specifically your device requires a TCX file (Garmin 500, 510 for example) . Click on the right button and your browser will download the file to your disk. Where it goes …

B&DCC – Cleethorpes Ride

I’ve ridden to Cleethorpes and back in a day a few times, but, not for far too long, so having found out there are a few in the B&DCC interested, I’ve set up a ride, and these are the details for those inclined to a nice long ride.

Using Routes on a Garmin

This is just a quick guide to help people load routes onto their Garmin’s for successful cycling navigation. Get your device set up right Get a route onto the device Ride with the navigation enabled You need to make sure the right options are set on your garmin, or you won’t get turn by turn direction and you’ll get all …

Free Garmin Maps

Many people ride with a Garmin GPS unit. Some people have Garmin Edge 500 or 510, these don’t provide a map display. Some people ride with a Garmin Edge 705, 800, 810 or 1000. These do support maps. Some people with the map supporting Garmins do not have the maps as the Ordnance Survey map bundles are pricey. Some people …

B&DCC Red Routes

https://www.strava.com/routes/1392746 https://www.strava.com/routes/958988 https://www.strava.com/routes/910404 https://www.strava.com/routes/874742 https://www.strava.com/routes/1392746 https://www.strava.com/routes/1392707 https://www.strava.com/routes/1213288 https://www.strava.com/routes/1008451 https://www.strava.com/routes/998021 Blue: https://www.strava.com/routes/910494

Double Brutal

It’s the time of year again to go Double Brutal. That’s doing the Sheff Rec Strines Challenge route, 50 miles and loads and loads of climbing taking in some of the Tour De France roads (the wrong way actually) AND a bonus extra 50 miles riding to it. Check the original post from last year for details. The Strines route …