Wednesday, 2 March 2011
I've spent many hours over the last month planning the route. I have looked at other blogs for inspiration but decided that the best way was to plan the route using as many B roads as possible, and by looking at the shortest distance.
I have used memory map software to help me, this can then be transferred to my old Etrex Summit GPS. The great advantage of this program is being able to look at the elevation profile, this enables me to plan suitable detours to avoid the biggest hills.
Last year Paul and I did trips to Skegness and Southwold using this planning process. It worked well and allowed us to pass through some beautiful small villages that we would never see, if travelling by car.
The GPS which is normally used when hill walking has not got any maps preloaded due to its age gave us good directions and enabled us to cycle without referring to maps too often.
A grand total of 1 487Km or in old money 928 miles, plus a total of 15 412m of climbing !!!!
I don't think it is possible for me to get the memory map route onto the blog site, if anyone knows how to do this please let me know. I think I may have to use a site such as Mapmyride to do this.