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by Zulu Eleven
13 Oct 2020, 12:00am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: King Alfred's Way ( 2020 Jan -> Ongoing )
Replies: 86
Views: 3549

Re: King Alfreds Way - Hotel/Pub to Hotel/pub

Firstly, they are definitely there, and the towns identified in the guide all have a decent variety of accommodation. My opinion is that the is the 'best' way of doing KAW - travel light and stay in B&B/hotel a full list of providers definitely something that we have considered, but *very* diffi...
by Zulu Eleven
6 Oct 2020, 3:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: OS vs OSM for cycling
Replies: 29
Views: 1459

Re: OS vs OSM for cycling

As it happens, my copy of the print KAW guide arrived this morning. It looks good - nice photos and route descriptions, with lots of interesting things to see on and near the route noted. As a ring-bound A5 book it will fit nicely in a bar bag or map case. The maps are Landrangers reduced to 90% si...
by Zulu Eleven
1 Oct 2020, 10:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: OS vs OSM for cycling
Replies: 29
Views: 1459

Re: OS vs OSM for cycling

Then I'm going to argue that the faults in OSM lie with CUK, who haven't supplied any of their routing data to OSM for financial reasons wanting to sell guidebooks and memberships. You mean the guidebook and routing data that are free to download :roll: Or will CUK upload the King Alfred's Way to O...
by Zulu Eleven
1 Oct 2020, 10:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: OS vs OSM for cycling
Replies: 29
Views: 1459

Re: OS vs OSM for cycling

Very useful information about what isn't in OS maps. I was riding the other day using my Garmin Edge Explore and looking at the map and thinking that it would be nice with a little more detail, like contour lines and local features. I usually use it with a pre planned map for navigation, but it can...
by Zulu Eleven
1 Oct 2020, 8:42pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: King Alfred's Way ( 2020 Jan -> Ongoing )
Replies: 86
Views: 3549

Re: King Alfred's Way - Difficulty and places to stay

My friend and I are looking to do this loop in spring and was looking for someone who has done it to say how far we should plan each day. My friend is a good cyclist but I am average so looking for suggestions and stops , as we will do it over several days with overnight stops in Local, Hotels/B&am...
by Zulu Eleven
1 Oct 2020, 8:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: OS vs OSM for cycling
Replies: 29
Views: 1459

Re: OS vs OSM for cycling

Ok, I'll bite. I'm a big fan of Ordnance Survey and always have been - from here I can reach out to a shelf full of modern OS maps, a complete collection of the New Popular Edition, and CD-ROMs of 1:50k from about 15 years ago. Their 1:50k cartography is probably the best mass-market mapping in the...
by Zulu Eleven
29 Sep 2020, 11:52pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: King Alfred's Way ( 2020 Jan -> Ongoing )
Replies: 86
Views: 3549

Re: King Alfred's Way

I really don’t understand why people are so wedded to OSM as a mapping source. The rights of way data on there is very often utter sphericals. For £20 quid a year you get access to the whole country on OSmaps - an organisation that spends hundreds of millions of pounds every year developing the best...
by Zulu Eleven
13 Sep 2020, 11:50pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: King Alfred's Way ( 2020 Jan -> Ongoing )
Replies: 86
Views: 3549

Re: King Alfred's Way

Thank you so much for the advice!! Yep sounds like waiting for next summer is best... are there any other routes in the South East that might be better to do at that time of year for us, even if it’s a shorter (overnight) one? South Downs Way or Western Half of the Ridgeway are both great starter r...
by Zulu Eleven
13 Sep 2020, 9:45pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: King Alfred's Way ( 2020 Jan -> Ongoing )
Replies: 86
Views: 3549

Re: King Alfred's Way

Hi - I have always wanted to try bikepacking and thinking of using this loop as my first adventure with a few friends. Few questions for those that have tried this loop: 1) We have a mix of abilities, as a group we are best sticking to Green/Blue routes (definitely not Red or beyond) - should we av...
by Zulu Eleven
4 Sep 2020, 9:12pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: King Alfred's Way ( 2020 Jan -> Ongoing )
Replies: 86
Views: 3549

Re: King Alfred's Way

I am thing of doing the KAW or parts of it on my 2002 Galaxy tour next spring/summer and during a dry spell if possible , the bike has 700*35 tyres and wondering what would be the maximum tyre size for a Galaxy? does any one know? Asreading reports on the KAW it more or less states the fatter the t...
by Zulu Eleven
2 Sep 2020, 11:19am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: King Alfred's Way ( 2020 Jan -> Ongoing )
Replies: 86
Views: 3549

Re: King Alfred's Way GPX

GPX is here: https://www.cyclinguk.org/route/king-alfreds-way-gpx-route . Looks great. (Zulu Eleven, can you get your website team to make the OpenStreetMap credit on the map a little bigger, please, so it's actually legible? Thank you!) thanks - from a very quick look the file for the whole route ...
by Zulu Eleven
29 Aug 2020, 10:58am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: King Alfred's Way ( 2020 Jan -> Ongoing )
Replies: 86
Views: 3549

Re: King Alfred's Way opens soon ( I think )

mercalia wrote:Has any one ordered and received the guide book yet?

I have ordered a copy and emailed them a couple of times and not getting any reply



When did you order it?

The first big batch of preorders were mailed out on Thursday, to begin hitting doormats the day the route launched.
by Zulu Eleven
29 Aug 2020, 9:42am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: King Alfred's Way ( 2020 Jan -> Ongoing )
Replies: 86
Views: 3549

Re: King Alfred's Way opens soon ( I think )

Stupid question, could I do it on a recumbent trike I’m going to stress that this is an off-road adventure route designed for gravel/MTB bikes on mainly unpaved paths, ancient byways and Saxon herepaths I’d recommend watching the detailed videos (our guidebook author, Guy Kesteven, is a professiona...
by Zulu Eleven
28 Aug 2020, 11:34am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: King Alfred's Way ( 2020 Jan -> Ongoing )
Replies: 86
Views: 3549

Re: King Alfred's Way GPX

Route launched today - hopefully the first batch of pre-ordered guide books will have hit doormats today as well

Our guidebook author has produced some videos giving a proper detailed insight into the route and history.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne4LbLl0qM8
by Zulu Eleven
20 Aug 2020, 11:32am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Book of Trespass
Replies: 101
Views: 2556

Re: The Book of Trespass

Don't you think WW1 was at least two decades ago? :D Farmland, clearly a lot is owned by farmers but a lot is rented; I don't know the actual ratio. And the "189,000 families" I agree it would be more usefully expressed in terms of households, but presumably - just guessing as I don't kno...