King Alfred's Way

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

Postby mercalia » 29 Aug 2020, 10:35am

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

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

Postby SteveSalfield » 29 Aug 2020, 10:50am

I was about to ask the same question.
I am used to riding fairly rough tracks and trails.
I would like to know that there are no narrow points less than 1 metre wide.
Recumbent Trike Rider

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

Postby Zulu Eleven » 29 Aug 2020, 10:58am

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.

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

Postby mercalia » 29 Aug 2020, 11:29am

Zulu Eleven wrote:
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.


August 16th. How are they being delivered? Royal Mail?

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

Postby Grldtnr » 29 Aug 2020, 2:29pm

SteveSalfield wrote:I was about to ask the same question.
I am used to riding fairly rough tracks and trails.
I would like to know that there are no narrow points less than 1 metre wide.
Recumbent Trike Rider


Yes, most recumbent trikes need about a meter width, more important is if the ground is seriously boggy or severely rutted, it's also fairly good if the way is graded level, trikes of any kind don't like the track uneven.

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Re: King Alfred's Way GPX

Postby Zulu Eleven » 2 Sep 2020, 11:19am

Sweep wrote:
Richard Fairhurst wrote:GPX is here: https://www.cyclinguk.org/route/king-al ... -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 appears to have a fait bit of text in it, whereas the individual bits are rawer - just points.

I'll use/edit the rawer ones - I like simplicity, and my etrex is pretty simple.



The text is useful stiff like cautions on road crossings and route hints, like where to take options

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

Postby mjr » 2 Sep 2020, 12:46pm

Does anyone know when this will be added to Openstreetmap, please? Or in other words, is the route operator intending to add it?
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Re: King Alfred's Way opens soon ( I think )

Postby PH » 2 Sep 2020, 12:54pm

As seen elsewhere, some stunning photos in this write up
https://www.pannier.cc/journal/wessex-w ... rHrVx8dULo

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

Postby Sweep » 2 Sep 2020, 6:57pm

PH wrote:As seen elsewhere, some stunning photos in this write up
https://www.pannier.cc/journal/wessex-w ... rHrVx8dULo

Thanks.

Flint covered tracks it says.
Definitely be putting the tough tyres on.
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Re: King Alfred's Way opens soon ( I think )

Postby Jdsk » 2 Sep 2020, 6:59pm

Thanks.

Two members of my family riding it next week.

Jonathan

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

Postby Sweep » 2 Sep 2020, 7:03pm

Jdsk wrote:Thanks.

Two members of my family riding it next week.

Jonathan

What are their sleeping plans?
Please report back from them.
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Re: King Alfred's Way opens soon ( I think )

Postby Jdsk » 2 Sep 2020, 7:04pm

I'll try.

Jonathan

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Re: King Alfred's Way GPX

Postby Sweep » 2 Sep 2020, 7:11pm

Zulu Eleven wrote:The text has useful stuff like cautions on road crossings and route hints, like where to take options

I like to keep things simple.
Will rely on my road sense and eyes rather than peering at a screen.
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Re: King Alfred's Way

Postby mercalia » 3 Sep 2020, 6:26pm

Sweep wrote:
Jdsk wrote:Thanks.

Two members of my family riding it next week.

Jonathan

What are their sleeping plans?
Please report back from them.


and how many days.

you may have noticed some of the images showed tents by the side of the track?

https://www.pannier.cc/journal/wessex-wanderings-bikepacking-king-alfreds-way/?fbclid=IwAR3mXBwct-jzMNfLllsQwEkB2-0AzgQGiGBY9F0NCs-AFXbH_rHrVx8dULo

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Re: King Alfred's Way

Postby dodge007 » 4 Sep 2020, 10:58am

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 tyre the
better

cheers