Wild Wales Challenge Route

I’ve got my entry back for the Wild Wales and this is a link to the ride route that is going into the Edge.

http://www.marengo-ltd.com/map2/index.php?route=1068

I’ve only used 42 points so far and I’ll be adding some more over the next couple of days. At present I will be doing it as a Route and not a course. I don’t really want to spend the whole ride looking down at the map to see if I’m still on course.
I’m quite surprised that you can do a 90 mile ride on 42 points. The start of the Bylch y Groes gets a XXXX waypoint all of its own.

I’ve a feeling this is going to be a popular post so if your looking to program the route into your Edge for the first time you need to download and save the GPX file from the link.

You then need to export it to your Garmin with GPSBabel. Use the Tutorial for the settings but clear out (delete) any waypoints and Routes first.
I learnt about this event when I joined the CTC last year and this is my first opportunity to ride it. Everyone thats ridden it says how tough it is. The Tour of The Berwys Audax covered parts of the route around Bala so I’ve an idea what I’m letting myself in for.

24 Aug 07  IMPORTANT  22:15 I’ve added more waypoints to the route. Quite a few have picked up the first draft which I think is rideable. The extra points are there for confirmation mainly. Latest  route has 72 points.

25 Aug 07 19:45 The FINAL route has been uploaded to Marengo with 79 waypoints.  If your going to update your Edge  delete ALL the waypoints first and then delete the Route WW07 . If you overwrite your existing gpx file you wont have to alter your GPSBabel settings.

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6 thoughts on “Wild Wales Challenge Route”

  1. I was going to ask you for the GPX file, but I’ll down load it from the link you have, thanks. I’ll watch out for your updates. I may see you at the Eureka on Wednesday, though the weather doesn’t look to promising, and I too don’t have mudguards. I am waiting Paul Hewitt to say my Chiltern is ready, and that does have mudguards.
    Regards,
    Graham

  2. That was a quick responce Graham. I’m back in work this Wednesday and it doesn’t look like I will be riding Sunday either. If it’s wet I’ll put raceblades on the Toy. If you spot any mistakes let me know.
    Regards,
    Frank.

  3. oops, I keep using tab. The waypoint 1 is labelled RT, I think its a LT. The rest looks fine. I spotted an error on my route when comparing it with yours. I had plotted it in Memory Map. I guess you may be putting extra waypoints at the dogleg road crossings.
    Regards,
    Graham

  4. Thanks Graham, I spotted that one last night. Doglegs are LR Left Right or RL RightLeft. It saves a waypoint. I did a flyby in Anquet and had a look at the profile and it’s frightening.
    Frank.

  5. Don’t worry Frank I’m sure you will be ok.Graham & I did it for the first time last year. I didn’t really know what to expect and it was hard. The hardest thing we’ve ever done and it took us 12 hours but we were on a high for at least a week after.Far more prepared this time round I think and really looking forward to it. Hope to see you but good luck anyway.

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