GPS cycle routes

Notes:

(1) When viewing the routes below in Google Earth, in the Google Earth sidebar uncheck 'Waypoints', 'Routes', and 'Tracks/Points', so that you are viewing 'Path' only. This makes it much clearer.

(2) To save a GPS track as a .gpx file that can be used in a GPS unit, open the .txt version below in your browser then right-click, select all, and copy and paste into Windows Notepad or a similar text editor, then save it to your hard drive with a .gpx file extension instead of .txt. Alternatively, download the route ZIP and unzip as required.


A loop over the West Pennine Moors

Submitted by Patrick, August 10th, 2011

37.5 miles from Horwich via Rivington, Belmont, Turton, Darwen, Tockholes, Feniscowles, Riley Green, Brindle, Wheelton, and White Coppice
West-Pennine-Moors-500max.txt GPS track 500 trackpoints max.

Whole route as Google Earth .kmz file

View route in Google Maps

Total ascent: 2,660 feet approx.


Stamford Bridge loop

Ridden by Chris and Patrick, March 19th, 2011

46.5 miles via Kirkham, Sledmere, and Thixendale, Yorkshire Wolds
Yorkshire-Wolds-02-500max.txt GPS track 500 trackpoints max.

Whole route as Google Earth .kmz file

View route in Google Maps

(With thanks to Roger England of Hull CTC.)

Read more on Blog: Big Sky Cycling – a loop from Stamford Bridge near York »


Market Weighton loop

Ridden by Chris and Patrick, February 18th, 2011

38.5 miles via Millington Dale and Lund, Yorkshire Wolds
Yorkshire-Wolds-01-500max.txt GPS track 500 trackpoints max.

Whole route as Google Earth .kmz file

View route in Google Maps

Read more on Blog: A cycle ride in the Yorkshire Wolds »


West Yorkshire Week End

From 'The Cyclist' magazine, June 30th, 1937 (see 1930s Cyclists)

Section 1 – 23 *30 miles Skipton to Halton Gill Yockenthwaite
West-Yorkshire-ride-01.txt GPS track 500 trackpoints max.
West-Yorkshire-ride-01a.txt *amended 23/06/11

Section 2 – 21 *17 miles Halton Gill Yockenthwaite to Keld Muker
West-Yorkshire-ride-02.txt GPS track 500 trackpoints max.
West-Yorkshire-ride-02a.txt *amended 23/06/11

Section 3 – 12 *9 miles Keld Muker to Askrigg
West-Yorkshire-ride-03.txt GPS track 500 trackpoints max.
West-Yorkshire-ride-03a.txt *amended 23/06/11

Section 4 – 19 miles Askrigg to Kettlewell
West-Yorkshire-ride-04.txt GPS track 500 trackpoints max.
West-Yorkshire-ride-04a.txt *amended 22/06/11

Section 5 – 24 miles Kettlewell to Skipton
West-Yorkshire-ride-05.txt GPS track 500 trackpoints max.
West-Yorkshire-ride-05a.txt *amended 23/06/11

Whole route (99 miles)
West-Yorkshire-ride-complete-a.txt GPS track 1755 trackpoints
Download .txt file and save as .gpx

Whole route as Google Earth .kmz file
Whole route as Google Earth .kmz file *amended 23/06/11

View route in Google Maps
View route in Google Maps *amended 23/06/11

*amended reduces off-road and switches to minor roads where possible.


Skipton loop

Ridden by Chris and Patrick, October 6th, 2010

42 miles via Kettlewell and Grassington, Yorkshire Dales
Skipton-loop.txt GPS track 500 trackpoints max.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/51945530


Morecambe to Mappleton C2C

Ridden by Chris, August 29th, 2010

152 miles coast to coast, west to east, Northern England
Morecambe-Mappleton.kmz Google Earth file
Morecambe-Mappleton-track500.txt GPS track 500 trackpoints max.


Mallow, Ireland

Submitted by Garry, April 20th, 2010

58 miles
Mallow-Spin.kmz Google Earth file
Mallow-Spin.txt GPS track

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