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by simonwoodward66
11 Aug 2019, 8:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Osmand voice instructions.Suggestion.
Replies: 23
Views: 2374

Re: Osmand voice instructions.Suggestion.

My first 35 mile test run around the country lanes was somewhat blighted by the seemingly endless . . . . . . < turn slightly right > : < turn slightly left > - which on a normal country lane was actually a straight-on. An appropriate silence was preferable. As others comment elsewhere, a straight-...
by simonwoodward66
7 Aug 2019, 10:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: App that measures elevation
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: App that measures elevation

Have you tried https://ridewithgps.com? It's a very popular website and gives elevation data along with gradients
by simonwoodward66
29 Apr 2019, 6:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: GPS Navigation
Replies: 16
Views: 730

Re: GPS Navigation

I use Osmand constantly for both Audaxing and Touring around the country. I haven't had any issues with it being fussy about me being a few metres off the track.
What happens when you're slightly off track?
by simonwoodward66
20 Feb 2019, 8:49am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 77
Views: 4854

Re: Churches - interesting

Rob Roy's grave at Balqhidder.
Have a look at the British Cycle Quest. It's full of interesting churches and graves.
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by simonwoodward66
18 Feb 2019, 10:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: West Midlands Trains/London North Western
Replies: 22
Views: 2568

Re: West Midlands Trains/London North Western

Update Yes, slower than Virgin but then overall I save time as booking a bike with virgin with a fare at any sort of reasonable price is a terrible fag and involves a longish round trip on a bike to get to a ticket office - and then I have to hope that the ticket office person (not blaming them) ca...
by simonwoodward66
18 Feb 2019, 8:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: West Midlands Trains/London North Western
Replies: 22
Views: 2568

Re: West Midlands Trains/London North Western

Update Yes, slower than Virgin but then overall I save time as booking a bike with virgin with a fare at any sort of reasonable price is a terrible fag and involves a longish round trip on a bike to get to a ticket office - and then I have to hope that the ticket office person (not blaming them) ca...
by simonwoodward66
28 Aug 2018, 8:24am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Info please: Road surface report for B7076/NCN74 and NCN7 over Dromochter
Replies: 10
Views: 2388

Re: Info please: Road surface report for B7076/NCN74 and NCN7 over Dromochter

I recently cycled south over Drumochter. I started out on NCN7 but switched over onto the A9.
I switched over because the state of the NCN7 meant it was slow going. I was touring using a road bike with 28mm tyres.

The NCN7 is rough but other than being slow, still OK with a road bike.
by simonwoodward66
21 Jul 2018, 4:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: OSMand oddities
Replies: 19
Views: 928

Re: OSMand oddities

Sweep, Can you post exactly how you find & load additional POI's into Osmand. It would be great to load Archies database together with the links you get in Archies though that's a tall order. I've added Archies to OSMand using http://www.zen21456.zen.co.uk/osmand/Import%20Wildcamping%20POI.pdf ...
by simonwoodward66
16 Jun 2018, 10:11pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: grand depart
Replies: 43
Views: 2545

Re: grand depart

charliepolecat wrote:
of all the campsites from Archie's.


Who he?
http://archiescampings.eu
by simonwoodward66
15 Jun 2018, 7:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: grand depart
Replies: 43
Views: 2545

Re: grand depart

charliepolecat wrote:Woody, are you planning to wild camp or have you selected camp sites?
Campsites aren't booked, the plan is to find campsites as we go. I've uploaded into OSMand the location of all the campsites from Archie's.
The problem with wild camping is the lack of showers after spending all day in the saddle!
by simonwoodward66
14 Jun 2018, 9:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Midge watch
Replies: 24
Views: 1595

Re: Midge watch

puffin wrote::? I am lying on my bed in a hotel at JOG counting my judge bites..lots!
Ahhhhh. Can't stand them, I seem to react to them far more than others. Where were they at there worst?
by simonwoodward66
14 Jun 2018, 9:27pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: grand depart
Replies: 43
Views: 2545

Re: grand depart

Good luck on your trip. I'll be setting off from JOG on Tuesday so will be a couple of days ahead of you. We plan to take 14 days so maybe we'll see each other somewhere near Land End.
http://woodyandmal.com
by simonwoodward66
4 Jun 2018, 6:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Trains..
Replies: 12
Views: 665

Re: Trains..

Don't bother with the split ticketing websites. You can always find cheaper fares if you do it yourself. I've just tried that link to go from Birmingham to Thurso on the 18th. I can get it for £100 that website says the cheapest is £197!

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by simonwoodward66
4 Jun 2018, 5:43pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Trains..
Replies: 12
Views: 665

Re: Trains..

In general the further you book in advance, the greater the chance of getting cheaper tickets. Try splitting your journey so that you travel between main stations and have a separate ticket to get to that station is required. I'm doing JOGLE in a couple of weeks. The ticket from Birmingham to Thurso...
by simonwoodward66
4 Jun 2018, 3:55pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: Lejog

Yes, everything's still available including the CTC End2End pack.
Just type Lejog into the search

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