Thursday, August 23, 2007

South Coast Ride Route

Here is the route for next month's 'side to side' ride. Oficially, we're calling it the South Coast Ride. For the first couple of days it follows one of the standard LE-JOG routes from Land's End and across Dartmoor to Moretonhampstead. After that it runs further south, staying reasonably close to the coast as far as Poole. It crosses to the Isle of Wight (Lymington to Yarmouth) on day 6 and returns to the mainland (Fishbourne to Portsmouth) on day 7. The last three days again follow as close to the coast as practically possible. In the following table, you can click the name of each sector to see a map of that day's actual track. The routes are all posted at A low resolution summary route is also available.
Date Sector Distance Total
2-Sep Land's End to St Blazey 59.8 59.8
3-Sep St Blazey to Moretonhampstead 54.5 114.3
4-Sep Moretonhampstead to Bridport 58.9 173.1
5-Sep Bridport to Bournemouth 72.8 245.9
6-Sep Bournemouth to Lymington and
Yarmouth to Wroxall 46.7 292.6
7-Sep Wroxall to Bognor Regis 52.5 345.1
8-Sep Bognor Regis to Eastbourne 57.0 402.1
9-Sep Eastbourne to New Romney 55.2 457.3
10-Sep New Romney to North Foreland 53.6 510.9
11-Sep Around North Foreland 9.9 520.9

There are small discrepancies between the distances reported in the tracks in and in this table. I used the data from my bike's computer for the table. The distances at are from the GPS tracks. These are usually within about 0.5% of one another. Where the difference is greater, it is due to us having meandered around a town or city looking for specific shops. I removed the meanders from the tracks themselves.

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