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Crantock - South 11.01.17


Well here comes my first ride report. If the fomat could be improved or I've missed anything guys just let me know.

 

This was a recci ride just me and Katie530 (Richard).  I lead.. my first time, went the wrong way a few times. We kept it short, and to be honest wasted a lot of time studying the map to make sure we were on the right route. I'd previously plotted the route on ViewRanger which helped...but I still found myself refering to to paper OS map often.  I now appreciate the work that goes to planning a route and leading...and having the knowledge of the route in your head...so thanks to all leaders before.  Once I'm happy with this route I will lead it out so u guys can join.

 

Richard suggested that we ride it again soon, as we would remember most of the route but extend it with a few more lanes.. .he said if we do this a few times we will cement the route in our memory..an excellent idea I think.

List of Lanes Ridden.

Parked at the Bogie Inn ..had permission from the landlord...then road south in a clockwise direction to finish back at the Inn and a pint.

Cubbert Common

Mount

Rejerrah

Penrose farm

All the Carnkief lanes

Higher Ventongimps farm

Lambriggan

Then rode back to Cubbert Common and did it backwards and to the Inn.

We had a chat with several different walkers on route and a lovely lady on a horse..shame we didn't have any polo mints for the horse..will take some next time.

 

Here's the invisable rider.

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nice report squider. good to see some activity on this section, i'm beginning to think no-one else rides their bikes :)

i assume all those lanes are legal byways (i dont recognise any names - not cornish you see). did you use a gps device (satnav, mobile phone etc)? if so did you use viewranger as a route guide? you mention you stopped to look at paper maps, but i'm not sure why you would need to if you plotted a route on viewranger??

anyway, good job writing it up. i look forward to you organising a rideout :)

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I only ride legal routes..maybe the club has given them different names..like "pink panther" ..but I thought it logical to use the place names on the Definitive Map as I don't have a list of names that the club may have adopted.

I used ViewRanger, OS Explorer paper and electronic on my phone.  I tried to use ViewRanger as a route guide from a manual plot I made..but couldn't seem to get it to guide me...l'm a little green using ViewRanger so if yr at the meeting on Thursday maybe you could give me some tips ?

Thx for the feedback.



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Hey Andy ..do you know if I can import OS Explorer maps..the electronic version which I already have because I purchased the paper maps..into ViewRanger?



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Squid wrote:

Hey Andy ..do you know if I can import OS Explorer maps..the electronic version which I already have because I purchased the paper maps..into ViewRanger?


I know you can use them in the OS Maps app, but I don't think you can import them into ViewRanger.

I'd be interested in seeing what lanes you rode if you wanted to send me a GPX, I bought an OS Map and planned a route last year around the Newquay area but as yet have not got round to riding it. You may have done some of the lanes I plotted smile



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I already found where the downloaded files are located on my Android phone.... so I copied one into the ViewRanger maps folder where apparently they are supposed to be located if you read thier help pages...however I didn't know how to get ViewRanger to read and display this OS map...I still get the low detail free ViewRanger base map on my screen..n couldn't find any settings to switch it over to OS.

Anyway as a result I spoke to ViewRanger who said OS maps won't "allow" them to be used on ViewRanger..but im sure its probably just a matter of the file format or security to make people buy the Cornish set of OS maps from ViewRanger at 42 quid...I feel a hack coming on...only joking.

Anyway the chap at ViewRanger is willing to discount me alrady for the Cornish set...so I am taking this opportunity to try to negociate a discount for the Cornish group and the TRF nationally if they already hav'nt done so for upgrades to the OS maps.

I did also use the OS app..but it has very limited functionality compared to ViewRanger...I wonder if there is an even better app out there ?

I can send you the .gpx..ul have to pm me yr email address I think..unless therz another way ?



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viewranger is the best free app i have found. i find it quite simple to use & follow when out on the bike. osmaps want you to use their app, viewranger want you to use theirs. i doubt you'll find their base maps interchangable any time soon!



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oh & my email is a.clarke@cornwalltrf.org.uk cheers

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Ok I'll send the gpx..in the pub at the moment so prob laters or even tomorrow.

I just got the OS maps for Cornwall from ViewRanger for 9 squid...normal cost is 42 quid.

 



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