ABR Wales weekender route files

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ABR Wales weekender route files

Post by Bryn » Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:09 am

Over the past year, in partnership with TomTom, we've been riding new routes by following as close to, and sometimes along (where legal), the UK's long distance footpaths. In the process we've been blown away by the new sights and roads that we've happened to chance upon, and so by popular demand, starting in Issue 32 (Jan/Feb) of ABR magazine, we've teamed up with TomTom once again to explore the home nations.

The aim of these routes is to discover all that's great about the UK while keeping an eye on practicality and we've created a route around England and Wales that can be ticked off in bite-sized weekend chunks, or joined together to make one big UK adventure. For our first instalment, we have mapped out, and ridden, a route through Wales, starting in the industrial heartland of the Rhondda before taking you through the beautiful Brecon Beacons. From there we head through Sennybridge and to Mid Wales, where we ride one of the UK's hidden gems, the Devil's Staircase, before an overnight stop in the seaside town of Aberystwyth. The second day of our tour will take you north, past Barmouth and to the picturesque, Italian inspired town of Portmeirion. From here it's a short ride into Snowdonia where some fantastic roads and epic views await.

We've plotted the route out so that you can download it, stick it in your SatNav and ride it. Simply right click on the attachment below called 'ABR TomTom Discover Britain Wales Weekender.gpx' and choose 'Save Link As', once you've saved it to your computer load it into your SatNav as per the manufacturers instructions and get riding!
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Re: ABR Wales weekender route files

Post by Bryn » Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:40 am

Alternatively, if you're approaching Wales from the north and would rather ride the route in reverse, here's the gpx file for the opposite direction:


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Re: ABR Wales weekender route files

Post by Philiptigerrice » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:38 am

Brilliant!

Thanks guys!


Any chance of having a sub section on the website somewhere, where we can form a library of routes on GPX files!
A section for the official ABR sponsored routes and a spot for us subscribers to download our routes too?
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Re: ABR Wales weekender route files

Post by Bryn » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:58 am

Philiptigerrice wrote:Brilliant!

Thanks guys!


Any chance of having a sub section on the website somewhere, where we can form a library of routes on GPX files!
A section for the official ABR sponsored routes and a spot for us subscribers to download our routes too?
Good idea Philiptigerrice, we'll look into it, but for now the forum is as good a place as any to upload and share routes amongst users, and hopefully it's easy enough to navigate as routes are categorised by regions if you view the forum through the 'index' tab.

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Re: ABR Wales weekender route files

Post by zimtim » Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:35 pm

Bryn wrote:
Philiptigerrice wrote:Brilliant!

Thanks guys!


Any chance of having a sub section on the website somewhere, where we can form a library of routes on GPX files!
A section for the official ABR sponsored routes and a spot for us subscribers to download our routes too?
Good idea Philiptigerrice, we'll look into it, but for now the forum is as good a place as any to upload and share routes amongst users, and hopefully it's easy enough to navigate as routes are categorised by regions if you view the forum through the 'index' tab.
There is one.
http://adventurebikerider.com/forum/26- ... hread.html

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Re: ABR Wales weekender route files

Post by Philiptigerrice » Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:38 am

Ta (thumbs)

But what I was really meaning was an extra tab along the top of the web page, next to the Tours Tab perhaps....

So, rather than needing to go scrolling through posts, within the Forum, full of opinions / reviews etc - is just, purely a Library of GPX files. Straight in - one click... (thumbs)
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Re: ABR Wales weekender route files

Post by Daz Brecon » Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:57 am

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Love these features on our UK roads, I enjoy reading about all the very lucky people who somehow leave there jobs for months at a time without getting sacked or divorced for using up a whole years holidays without the family, and tour the globe with money and a 15 grand bike to boot, I have dozens of books to prove it lol. However I am like probably 99% of your readers who own an older but fantastic bike, mine is a ktm 990 Adventure I use on and off road, I am extremely lucky to live right in Brecon so I am surrounded by great roads, I love riding North Wales, keep these features coming which are more accessible to the majority of us, the U.K. Is a fantastic place to ride, great people, places to eat and pubs, long may it continue great work ABR
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Re: ABR Wales weekender route files

Post by Teflon Jnr » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:54 pm

Email sent bryn
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Re: ABR Wales weekender route files

Post by Lulo » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:03 pm

Thanks Bryn! (thumbs)
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Re: ABR Wales weekender route files

Post by stanbloke » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:53 pm

Excellent, Bryn (thumbs)

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