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Monday, 2 July 2012

Bike8

I'm not a great reader of motorbike magazines, but I had a long wait and nothing to read at a job, so bought a copy of 'Bike'. It just reminded me of why I don't buy magazines, but there was an interesting route in an 'Epic Routes' supplement. ('Epic' seems to have replaced 'awesome' as the adjective of choice in 'Bike').
It's a 'figure of eight' route taking in many good roads in Britain.

I know most of the Northern half of the route, and they've picked some particularly good roads. In fact, I'll be taking the part from the River Clyde to Applecross later this month.
As the supplement was sponsored by Garmin, they have a link where you can download files for a Garmin sat-nav. You should be able to convert the files into other sat-nav formats using software like RouteConverter. I haven't tried this yet, but I'll let you know how I get on converting the routes into TomTom format.
Might be handy if you fancy going on a trip, but can't think of where to go. Also, if you're into collecting badges, Bike are offering a silver badge if you complete either loop, and a gold badge for doing both.
If anyone does either or both loops, let us know.


2 comments:

  1. I'm gonna give it a go next week. See here for details;

    http://danielromani.co.uk/inaugural-trip-the-bike8/

    Dan

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  2. Good luck, Dan! Will be following your blog, and I hope you get good weather. Remember to take lots of photos!

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