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by Richard Fairhurst
13 Jun 2019, 4:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 705
Views: 105342

Re: Cycle Travel question!

It's hardcoded, I think to 15mph though not sure. I didn't know anyone actually used those times for anything, I just put something approximate in because the TCX format squawks if you don't include it! I'll look and see if it's possible to use your preferred speed.
by Richard Fairhurst
11 Jun 2019, 9:31am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Regents Canal not suitable for cycling??
Replies: 12
Views: 576

Re: Regents Canal not suitable for cycling??

That's London for you, sadly. Most of the canal network isn't suitable for cycling IMO. The Regent's isn't really analogous to the rest of the canal network, either for cyclists or boaters. I quite enjoy cycling it (it's part of my usual route from Paddington to East London) but you do have to be p...
by Richard Fairhurst
5 Jun 2019, 5:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 705
Views: 105342

Re: Cycle Travel question!

Quick heads up. For some reason Google has decided that the .tcx file download from cycle.travel is not a safe file and will not allow the download to a Chromebook (well to my Chromebook at least). I had to disable the website protection feature to allow me to do it. It seems to be only the .tcx fi...
by Richard Fairhurst
3 Jun 2019, 5:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 705
Views: 105342

Re: Cycle Travel question!

It'll appear when the old tiles "expire". I've manually expired a few areas of Eastern Europe because they have more unpaved roads than we do! The same applies to the mountain pass names, but I think I might need to adjust the placement there a little, just for those passes (Tourmalet, Pey...
by Richard Fairhurst
3 Jun 2019, 12:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 705
Views: 105342

Re: Cycle Travel question!

Couple of updates today: ⋅  In countries that use the Cyrillic and Greek alphabet, placenames are now displayed with the Romanised name as well as the local alphabet. It'll take a while to filter through the map refresh but here's an example: https://cycle.travel/map?lat=42.3791&lon=25...
by Richard Fairhurst
2 Jun 2019, 8:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 705
Views: 105342

Re: Cycle Travel question!

RickH has said it before I got a chance to! There's an "includes ferry" bit there. One thing that's worth noting - when someone has entered the ferry's website address into OpenStreetMap, that shows up as a link in cycle.travel. So, for example, if you plan a route from Oban to Fort Willia...
by Richard Fairhurst
30 May 2019, 3:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Just venting (advice from a stranger)
Replies: 38
Views: 1576

Re: Just venting (advice from a stranger)

Cycling home last night, riding on the (narrow) shared-use path going through the village of Abbots Leigh (here - https://goo.gl/maps/qQ9RK7L8JtQfTG8P8 ). I suspect the best response here is that "Thou mayst smile at all thy foes". (For those who don't recognise it, Abbot's Leigh is the n...
by Richard Fairhurst
28 May 2019, 10:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Komoot / Strava / Wahoo
Replies: 18
Views: 679

Re: Komoot / Strava / Wahoo

:lol: cycle.travel does struggle for shortish journeys where there's a paucity of genuinely quiet routes. In the Woking-Hindhead example it's mostly reverting to NCN 223 which isn't the greatest of NCN routes. Komoot's road cycling option follows the A324 for a long while, which is fine if that's wh...
by Richard Fairhurst
23 May 2019, 5:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 705
Views: 105342

Re: Cycle Travel question!

Yes and no! I've gone some way towards that with the interface at https://cycle.travel/map/mobile which is a little more app-like. The big challenge I've found is that JavaScript map interaction tends to be very pernickety on mobile - the library used by cycle.travel (and everyone else), Leaflet, wa...
by Richard Fairhurst
16 May 2019, 2:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Canal Route Earlswood-Stratford - Towpath Surface
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: Canal Route Earlswood-Stratford - Towpath Surface

All of the canal is administered by the Canal & River Trust, like most canals. Navigation on the River Avon is administered by the Avon Navigation Trust who do issue a separate licence for boats.
by Richard Fairhurst
15 May 2019, 11:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hidden message(s) on Open Street Map
Replies: 17
Views: 1121

Re: Hidden message(s) on Open Street Map

Andy (who runs OpenCycleMap, and who's a friend) has entirely rebuilt his tile-serving infrastructure in the last couple of years. I don't know the specifics of it (well, bits and bobs) but it probably depends on customer demand for his map tile business, thunderforest.com, and how much hardware he'...
by Richard Fairhurst
15 May 2019, 7:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hidden message(s) on Open Street Map
Replies: 17
Views: 1121

Re: Hidden message(s) on Open Street Map

You can't edit OCM separately. But third-party sites pull data from the main OpenStreetMap database at different times: OpenCycleMap usually lags a few days behind the main OSM database, cycle.travel updates every month or so, and so on. I suspect the graffiti has already been deleted from OSM but O...
by Richard Fairhurst
15 May 2019, 5:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hidden message(s) on Open Street Map
Replies: 17
Views: 1121

Re: Hidden message(s) on Open Cycle Map

OpenCycleMap is just a "view" on the OpenStreetMap database, choosing to highlight some features and not others. There are hundreds of such views - in fact almost all online bike maps and route-planners are based on either Google or OSM, and if it doesn't look like Google then it's probabl...
by Richard Fairhurst
15 May 2019, 5:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Canal Route Earlswood-Stratford - Towpath Surface
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: Canal Route Earlswood-Stratford - Towpath Surface

I've cycled pretty much all the Stratford Canal - it tends to be fairly raw and rural. It's ok around Lapworth as far south as Lowsonford, and obviously this section past the locks is very pretty! The final stretch from Wilmcote into Stratford is part of NCN 5 and is good. Otherwise it's mostly sing...
by Richard Fairhurst
12 May 2019, 7:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Garmin model?
Replies: 25
Views: 853

Re: Which Garmin model?

Personally I'd add Bluetooth, and the associated ConnectIQ app functionality, to my "must-have" list for a Garmin. Being able to transfer a route without faffing with cables or SD cards is a boon, and it's pretty much essential if you have an iPhone, which won't do either cables or SD car...