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by Richard Fairhurst
21 Oct 2020, 6:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 949
Views: 123083

Re: Cycle Travel Question

Yep - if the map area hasn't been rendered recently then it'll take a couple of seconds to render it afresh. The high-resolution tiles (which show up on newer displays) are particularly slow to generate, I think largely because of the time it takes to scale the hill-shading. I'll probably upgrade th...
by Richard Fairhurst
21 Oct 2020, 10:54am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: The 2020 Vuelta is also up and running.
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: The 2020 Vuelta is also up and running.

Unfortunately ITV4 seem to have slipped back into their old ways of not making the highlights available on demand until much later - we gave up waiting and watched the ever-effervescent Carlton Kirby on Eurosport instead.
by Richard Fairhurst
19 Oct 2020, 11:19am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling World magazine
Replies: 37
Views: 7373

Re: Cycling World magazine

I'm presuming that CW is now an ex-magazine - certainly I've not seen a copy around in ages.
by Richard Fairhurst
14 Oct 2020, 10:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hull to Zeebrugge ferry route ends
Replies: 31
Views: 1383

Re: Hull to Zeebrugge ferry route ends

One earnestly hopes that Kingston upon Hull - Rotterdam still sails, or one could try for a freight ship from Immingham DFDS stopped taking passengers on freight ships from Immingham a couple of years ago, I believe. They say it's due to UK Badger Border Farce Force port approval. I wonder if one c...
by Richard Fairhurst
13 Oct 2020, 6:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best route through London South to North
Replies: 38
Views: 986

Re: Best route through London South to North

I'd really recommend heading west past Meridian Water and using Cycleway 1 on the A1010 through Edmonton to Durant's Park before returning to the Lea at Enfield Island - but cycle.travel is oddly resistant to this (maybe because C1 is new enough that it's using traffic data from before?) and seems ...
by Richard Fairhurst
12 Oct 2020, 9:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle.travel; imported routes and the road/path toggle
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Cycle.travel; imported routes and the road/path toggle

When I click that link, I get an on-road route, with "Paved only" set. See attached.

The link you gave is to one of your routes - is that what you meant to send?
by Richard Fairhurst
12 Oct 2020, 7:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle.travel; imported routes and the road/path toggle
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Cycle.travel; imported routes and the road/path toggle

Not 100% sure what you're saying but... When you save a route, cycle.travel saves the exact line of the route you planned. Loading that route again will get you the same route, exactly as you planned it. If you then edit the route in any way, then it'll recalculate the route using the via points. Th...
by Richard Fairhurst
7 Oct 2020, 12:11pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Giro d'Italia
Replies: 61
Views: 1968

Re: Giro d'Italia

Good piece in CyclingTips about bottle cages: https://cyclingtips.com/2020/10/a-simple-bottle-cage-rule-couldve-prevented-geraint-thomas-giro-crash/ It does surprise me slightly that I did 90ish miles of the very bumpy King Alfred's Way without either bottle falling out once, yet as soon as the Giro...
by Richard Fairhurst
6 Oct 2020, 2:35pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CTC Trustee Elections 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 781

Re: CTC Trustee Elections 2020

For what it's worth, Robin is excellent - a tourer, a campaigner, and someone with the skillset that a CUK trustee needs - and I would vote for him whether there were 4 candidates or 4000.
by Richard Fairhurst
2 Oct 2020, 2:24pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Save our pop-up cycle lane!
Replies: 15
Views: 579

Re: Save our pop-up cycle lane!

So the quick, easy and obvious were effectively prioritised by the way Shapps's DfT defined the scheme. The only way anywhere gets anything decent in that process was if local government had already drafted cycling schemes for some reason, such as a recent past project that was scrapped. In theory ...
by Richard Fairhurst
2 Oct 2020, 9:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: OS vs OSM for cycling
Replies: 29
Views: 1459

Re: OS vs OSM for cycling

Or will CUK upload the King Alfred's Way to OSM? To be fair, OSM probably wouldn't want it - it's not waymarked and so, in principle, it's no different from the thousands of other recommended cycling routes in guidebooks, leaflets and websites. The NCN is a waymarked, on-the-ground fact, which is w...
by Richard Fairhurst
1 Oct 2020, 7:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 949
Views: 123083

Re: Cycle Travel Question

I think the full range of options are now there in the new mobile interface (I've just added undo), albeit in different places to the desktop. I found that maintaining the popup option was getting difficult (any time I'd make a change to the desktop version, it'd affect the popup in inconsistent way...
by Richard Fairhurst
1 Oct 2020, 3:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 949
Views: 123083

Re: Cycle Travel Question

So I bought an Android phone! Short version: you can now add more points on Android by "long-clicking" the map (i.e. hold your finger for a while). It's a bit annoying that this is inconsistent with iPhone (where you double-tap) but there are boring technical reasons for that. Long version...
by Richard Fairhurst
1 Oct 2020, 3:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: OS vs OSM for cycling
Replies: 29
Views: 1459

Re: OS vs OSM for cycling

There are (at least!) two relevant Richard Oliver pieces in back issues of Sheetlines, the journal of the Charles Close Society: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/charlesclose/Sh51.pdf https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sheetlines-archive/Sh104.pdf He also did a piece in the Cartographic Journal fo...
by Richard Fairhurst
1 Oct 2020, 12:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Elevation differences Google to Strava
Replies: 17
Views: 489

Re: Elevation differences Google to Strava

I don't know of one, I'm afraid. It's complicated by the fact that different sites' algorithms are better suited for some natural situations than others - for example, cycle.travel now does a reasonable job on actual hills, but it's still pretty lousy when following narrow valleys like the Danube. H...