GPS cycle routes
(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.
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.
(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.
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)
Whole route (99 miles)
West-Yorkshire-ride-complete-a.txt GPS track 1755 trackpoints
Download .txt file and save as .gpx
*amended reduces off-road and switches to minor roads where possible.
Ridden by Chris and Patrick, October 6th, 2010
Morecambe to Mappleton C2C
Ridden by Chris, August 29th, 2010
Submitted by Garry, April 20th, 2010