Monday, 1 February 2010

Maps: Riding and Racing in SE England

I use Google Maps a lot to find my way to places or give directions to others. While I tend to stick with BikeRouteToaster to create specific cycling routes for upload to the Garmin 705, Google Maps is great for larger-scale projects and collaborative efforts. Here are three I've been working on lately.

The Surrey Hills Project
This was started by a Kingston Wheelers clubmate as a list of the climbs in the Surrey Hills, but soon grew to include tea and cake stops as well. Still a work in progress!

View Surrey Hills Project... in a larger map

Triathlon/Time Trial Training Routes
Last year when I was training for my Ironman races, I struggled to find flattish, straightish, good quality roads without too much traffic. I eventually came up with some useful routes for longer rides, as well as a few others for shorter intervals or testing my aero position. And also where not to go!

View TT training routes in a larger map

Local Cycle Racing Circuits
With the race season starting up again and some new riders in our club getting into racing, I figured I'd map all the local closed-circuit courses in and around London. There are only a few on there so far, but if I get ambitious I'll add some of the open road circuits, TT circuits and cyclocross locales as well.

View Cycle Racing Circuits in SE England in a larger map

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