All the handcycling routes listed (so far) in the panel on the left are ones that we have used successfully. The format has been one handcyclist and one pusher/gate opener/gopher for when things get difficult. The terrain is usually not tarmac, so conditions can vary with the weather and time of year, hence the helper to keep things moving along. We also like to go out together, so these routes all suit that kind of team.
The downloads comprise a Google Route map (.kmz) and some text (.PDF) about the context of the route, parking, refreshments and so on. This information is correct to the best of our knowledge, and at the time we last visited the location. For that reason, you do need to do your own research. We would encourage you to use the appropriate Ordnance Survey maps of 1:50k or 1:25K as well as the Google Earth information.
To download a route simply click on the title of the route in the side bar. Those marked (ViewRanger) will take you to the Viewranger website where a choice of download options can be found.
To use the map and guide, unpack the zip file to an appropriate folder. The text in the PDF file can be read on screen or printed. The KMZ file should be double clicked, and will open in Google Earth. Once in this application you can save it in you local routes list if you so desire. It can also be printed out from Google Earth.
Cycling Otherwise accepts no liability for the accuracy of the information provided, or the suitability of the route for your conveyance. You use this information at your own risk.
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