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cycle routes site

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by jely, 22 Apr 2008.

  1. jely

    jely New Member

    Location:
    London
    hello,

    I was just wondering if anyone has any internet site suggestions for finding cycling routes.

    I'm currently on cycle-route.com but it's completely doing my nut in!! the map is jumping everywhere, the markers aren't positioning where i want them to... it's just driving me insane. :biggrin:

    I was hoping there would be a site similar to google maps where you can enter the start and end destinations but which instead of giving directions for cars, gives directions for bicycles... now that would be a good site (if i could just find it ;))

    any suggestions will be gratefully received...
     
  2. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Viamichelin has an option to map bike friendly/low traffic routes (a checkbox on the directions request, as I recall).

    Check out Bikely.com and if you're a CTC member, the CTC routes database too.
     
  3. little miss

    little miss Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Over by yur mun
  4. OP
    OP
    jely

    jely New Member

    Location:
    London
    Wow - Viamichelin is fabulous... thank you so much for your suggestions both of you!!!! it is very much appreciated.

    Have a great day ;)
     
  5. on the road

    on the road Über Member

  6. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
  7. on the road

    on the road Über Member

    Where have all the side streets gone :wacko:
     
  8. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    There are there where I live, even the cycle paths are shown as blue dotted lines...
     
  9. little miss

    little miss Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Over by yur mun
    All mapping websites have some sort of copyright restrictions. I believe the concept of the OpenStreetMap website is that it is totally free, with no legal copyright issues etc. as it is updated by members of the public who trace the roads using data collected from GPS systems. In this way, there are no restrictions in copying or printing a map.

    Its kind of a map version of Wikipedia.

    I guess, if the roads are missing from your area, they just haven't been added by anyone.
     
  10. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    There you go on the road, just take a gps with you and add them in;)

    Sorry being flippant, on offence meant...
     
  11. on the road

    on the road Über Member

    Has anyone got a spare gps that I can keep borrow;)
     
  12. OP
    OP
    jely

    jely New Member

    Location:
    London
    hey thanks all... i get the blue dotted cycle paths too - fabulous! thanks again ;)
     
  13. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    If you're trying to get from A to B, I'd suggest using the roads and ordinary maps. Usually better, faster, and safer than cycle-specific routes, though not always.
     
  14. stephec

    stephec Legendary Member

    Location:
    Bolton