Routes from RiDE magazine

Routes from RiDE magazine

This pages hosts the routes featured in the standard issues of RiDE.

There are two ways to find the routes. First, there is the new interactive map, powered by MotoGoLoco. This offers plenty of ways to find routes.  All the routes from the current issue are shown on the main layer - the R with a star icon. Zoom in and select the routes to see them in detail.

You can download our routes from the interactive map as GPX files for Garmin and BMW sat navs and as ITN files for TomTom sat navs - and even as KML files used by mobile devices' sat nav apps. Just select the route you want, then click "Export". If your device is connected to the computer, you can even send the route straight to it.

To see routes from previous issues of RiDE routes, click on the other R icon. As this is a new feature, the back catalogue isn't extensive yet so older routes will still be listed below the map in date order. If you're not sure what issue a route was in, just use the "search" facility.

The interactive map also features bike-friendly accommodation rated by MotoGoLoco as well as routes from other users. You can even upload and share your own routes through the interactive map (just select the "Create" option on the left).

To view older routes (from 2014 or earlier) use the chronological list and click on the route titles to open a Google Maps version. Where a GPX file is available, right-click on the link to download the GPX file to your machine and open it with your sat nav's software. The GPX files will plug straight into a Garmin with no problems. If you use a TomTom, you can use the free Tyre software to convert the Google Maps routes into the correct format for your sat nav.

 NB: Some PC users have had trouble downloading the files. If you have any difficulties, please email ride@ride.co.uk with "GPX request" as the subject line and specify the files you require. We'll email them as soon as we can.

From RiDE, December 2014

Tankbag touring guide
A ride around Telford  See the route   Download the GPX file

Touring bikes to the Hartz Mountains
Day one (motorway option)  Day one (less motorway)
Day two (motorway option)  Day two (less motorway)    
Day three
Day four (motorway option)  Day four (less motorway)   
Day five (motorway option)  Day five (less motorway)     Download the GPX file

Gorgeous gorges - riding out
Day One   Day Two   Day Three
Day Four   Day Five   Day Six
Day Seven   Day Eight
Download the route  

Gorgeous gorges - flying out
Day One   Day Two   Day Three
Download the route     


For information about shipping your bike to Nice, click here.

From RiDE, November 2014

Tankbag touring guide
A ride around Sedan (France) See the route   Download the GPX file  From RiDE, October 2014

Britain's 65 Best Roads
The best roads in England  Day One   Day Two   Day Three   Download the GPX file
The best roads in Wales   Day One   Day Two   Day Three   Download the GPX file
The best roads in Scotland  Day One   Day Two   Day Three   Download the GPX file  

 

From RiDE, September 2014

Tankbag touring guide
A ride around Brentwood   See the route   Download GPX file 

 

From RiDE, August 2014

Tankbag touring guide
A ride around Lyme Regis   See the route   Download GPX file

Maxxis Diamond Ride
This is the less intense, touring version of the Maxxis Diamond Challenge. For the full challenge, click here
Day One   Day Two   Day Three   Day Four
Day Five   Day Six   Day Seven   Day eight
Download GPX file
  

From RiDE, July 2014

Tankbag touring guide
A ride around Falkirk   See route   Download GPX file 

 

From RiDE, June 2014

Tankbag touring guide
A ride around York - See route  Download GPX file   

Run to the Sun
Organised into less-extreme days than high-mile ride we did in the story, this seven-day tour takes in the roads we used to reach Route Napoleon (and more good riding beside). Mileages are still more suited to experienced solo riders than novice tourists or two-up couples though.
Day One route   Day Two route   Day Three route   Day Four route   Download GPX file 
Day Five route   Day Six route   Day Seven route   Download GPX file

 

From RiDE, May 2014

Tankbag touring guide
A ride around Beauvais, Northern France - See route  Download GPX file

 

From RiDE, April 2014

Three Routes in the Vosges
Northern Vosges - See Route   Download GPX file
Central Vosges - See Route  Download GPX file
Southern Vosges - See Route  Download GPX file

Tankbag Touring Guide
A ride around Okehampton - See Route   Download GPX file 

Riding the Western Front
For the Verdun and Amiens (Somme) daytrips from the RiDE Guide to France, as well as the five-day RiDE Tour of the Doubs and the Vosges, click here

For the two-day tour of Flanders and the Somme, click here 

 

From RiDE, March 2014

The £70 Adventure
Day One   Day Two   Download GPX file

 

2014 touring ideas
Good Chip Hunting - To the coast   Back from the coast   Download GPX file

Three-day Borders/Lakes/Dales tour - Day One   Day Two   Day Three   Download GPX file

Nine-Day high-mile French mountain tour
Day One   Day Two   Day Three   Download GPX file
Day Four   Day Five   Day Six   Download GPX file
Day Seven   Day Eight   Day Nine   Download GPX file

 

From RiDE, February 2014

Brecon Beacons Adventure
We strongly recommend using the Google Map link to get familiar with this route before riding it. The planned route uses a military road between Llywel and Tirabad which does not appear on the Garmin map. The sat nav route will take you to the start of the road, then suggest you turn around: keep going and, when you pick up the road from Tirabad to Llangammarch Wells, it will sort itself out. There is an alternative route to follow if this road is closed because there is a military exercise taking place.

Main route    Alternative/fallback route   Download GPX

 

From RiDE, October 2013

The RiDE Road to Assen
Day One  Day Two  Day Three
Download GPX file

The Swiss Tourer test routes
Day One  Day Two  Day Three  Day Four  Day Five
Download GPX file

 

From RiDE, June 2013

27 Great British Rides

1. Festival of 1000 bikes
Must-ride road: A447 Hinckley to Coalville
Loop
Download GPX file

2. Bristol Italian Bike Festival
Must-ride road: B3135 Cheddar Gorge
Loop
Download GPX file

3. Aberystwth
Must-ride road: A487 Aberystwyth to Dolgellau
Loop
Download GPX file

4. Poole
Must-ride road: B3081 ZigZag Hill
Loop
Download GPX file

5. Whitby
Must-ride road: A169 Whitby to Pickering
Loop
Downloads GPX file

6. Goodwood Festival of Speed
Must-ride road: B1246
Loop
Download GPX file

7. Thundersprint
Must-ride road: A4086 Pass of Llanberis
Loop
Download GPX file

8. Manx GP
Must-ride road: A36 Castletown to the A3
Loop
Download GPX file

9. Brighton Speed Trials
Must-ride road: B2116 Lewes to Ditchling
Loop
Download GPX file

10. BMF Kelso Show
Must-ride road: A6112 Coldstream to the A1
Loop
Download GPX file

11. MotoGP, WSB, BSB Silverstone
Must-ride road: A413 Towcester to Aylesbury
Loop
Download GPX file

12. WSB, BSB Donington Park
Must-ride road: A515 Ashbourne to Buxton
Loop
Download GPX file

13. Scarborough Road Races
Must-ride road: B1249 Driffield to Staxton
Loop
Download GPX file

14. Thruxton BSB
Must-ride road: A4361 Beckhampton to Swindon
Loop
Download GPX file

15. Oulton Park BSB
Must-ride road: A542 Horseshoe Pass
Loop
Download GPX file

16. Knockhill
Must-ride road: A821 Duke’s Pass
Loop
Download GPX file

17. Snetterton
Must-ride road: A134 Mundford to Thetford
Loop
Download GPX file

18. Cadwell Park
Must-ride road: A157/A1104 Louth to Mablethorpe
Loop
Download GPX file

19. Donington Park
See 12

20. Assen
How to get there
Download GPX file

21. Silverstone
See 11

22. Brands Hatch
Must-ride road: A264 Tunbridge Wells to East Grinstead
Loop
Download GPX file

23. Moffat, Scottish Borders
Loop
Download GPX file

24. Yorkshire Dales
Loop
Download GPX file

25. Land’s End
Loop
Download GPX file

26. Black Mountain
Loop
Download GPX file

27. Whisky Galore!
Loop
Download GPX file

 

From RiDE, August 2012

Garmin Zumo Ride Out with Charley Boorman - Download GPX file

Six Routes To Millau
Route One - Direct, mostly motorway but avoiding Paris - Download GPX file

Route Two - Three days, through the Puy de Dome volcanoes - Download GPX file

Route Three - Three days, through the Perigord - Download GPX file

Route Four - Three days, through the Correze - Download GPX file

Route Five -Four or Five days, via Route Napoleon - Download GPX file

Route Six(pt1) (pt2) - Five or Seven days, via the Pyrenees - Download GPX file

Route Seven - Three days, via the Tarn Gorges - 

 

From RiDE, May 2012

RiDE tour of Europe - Day One 
Calais to Chaumont - Download GPX file

RiDE tour of Europe - Day Two
Chaumont to Bourg Saint Maurice - Download GPX file

RiDE tour of Europe - Day Three
Bourg Saint Maurice to Valberg - Download GPX file

RiDE tour of Europe - Day Four
Valberg to Digne les Bains - Download GPX file

RiDE tour of Europe - Day Five
Digne les Bains to Bourg Saint Maurice - Download GPX file

RiDE tour of Europe - Day Six
Bourg Saint Maurice to Meiringen - Download GPX file

RiDE tour of Europe - Day Seven
Meiringen to Metz - Download GPX file

RiDE tour of Europe - Day Eight
Metz to Calais - Download GPX file

 

From RiDE, April 2012

RiDE tour of England - Day One
Leicester Forest East to Chichester - Download GPX file

RiDE tour of England - Day Two
Chichester to Poole - Download GPX file

RiDE tour of England - Day Three
Poole to Porlock - Download GPX file

RiDE tour of England - Day Four
Porlock to Leicester Forest East - Download GPX file

 

From RiDE, March 2012

RiDE tour of Northern England - Day One
Leicester Forest East to Whitby - Download GPX file

RiDE tour of Northern England - Day Two
Whitby to Penrith - Download GPX file

RiDE tour of Northern England -  Day Three
Penrith to Hawes - Download GPX file

RiDE tour of Northern England - Day Four
Hawes to Leicester Forest East - Download GPX file

Spain/Teba routes
Bike launch loop
Secret Spain loop
Download GPX file

Bike hire and accommodation for fly-ride

Take Three...
Mini-routes in Scotland, Wales and Southern England - Download GPX file

 

From RiDE, February 2012

RiDE tour of Wales - Day One
Leicester Forest East services to Bangor - Download GPX file

RiDE tour of Wales -Day Two
Bangor to Builth Wells - Download GPX file

RiDE tour of Wales - Day Three
Builth Wells to Brecon (via Haverford West) - Download GPX file

RiDE tour of Wales - Day Four
Brecon to Leicester Forest East services - Download GPX file

Lourdes routes
Tour de France passes
France and Spain passes
Download GPX file

Take three... 
Mini-routes in Scotland and England - Download GPX file

 

From RiDE, January 2012

RiDE tour of Scotland - Day One Leicester Forest East services to Moffat - Download GPX file

 

RiDE tour of Scotland - Day Two
Moffat to Inverness - Download GPX file

RiDE tour of Scotland - Day Three
Inverness to Ullapool - Download GPX file

RiDE tour of Scotland - Day Four
Ullapool to Oban - Download GPX file

RiDE tour of Scotland - Day Five
Oban to Moffat - Download GPX file

RiDE tour of Scotland - Day Six
Moffat to Leicester Forest East services - Download GPX file

Bourg St Maurice routes
The St Bernards Passes route
The High Passes route
Download GPX file

 

From RiDE, November 2011

Bavarian loop

Garmisch Partenkirchen to Pertisau to Fernpass to Garmisch - Download GPX file

From RiDE, October 2011

1 Cotswolds Run

Stratford-upon-Avon to Stow-on-the-Wold - via Banbury, Burford and Cirencester

Download GPX file

2 Lincolnshire Loop

Cadwell Park to Cadwell Park - via Revesby, Maltby, Wragby and Bardney

Download GPX file

3 North Wales Run

Corris to Corris, along the coast and then inland via Bala

Download GPX file

4 Lake District tour - AM

Penrith to Bowness on Windermere - via Hartside Pass

Download GPX file

5 Lake District tour - PM

Bowness on Windermere to Keswick - via Conniston, Hardknott Pass, Wrynose Pass, Kirkstone Pass, Whinlatter Pass and Honister Pass

Download GPX file