Author Topic: Route advice needed - Yorkshire and Netherlands/Belgium  (Read 163 times)

FifeingEejit

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Route advice needed - Yorkshire and Netherlands/Belgium
« on: September 07, 2019, 03:04:27 pm »
I've come up with a plan to tie in the journey south for the AUK Reunion with a trip to visit a mate in the Netherlands.
Well if I'm as far south as Yorkshire I may as well eh.

For the route to the Kingston of the silent H:
I need to be at 'ull before before 7pm so suspect an after dinner dart isn't an option unless I want to get up really early...
A quick click on RWGPS gives me this: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31053860
On the face of it, it looks reasonable; although a downhill 200 alternative might allow the dart I'm not too fussed.
Anyone got any advice on it?

Into the Low countries:
Route to my mates is basically LF1 from Rotterdam which I presume will be reasonable if a tad windy
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31032459

Route back is to Zeebrugge, a fair bit of LF1 again with corners cut where it seems pointless and deliberate routing through Delft and Brugge
I've only ridden around the Alkmaar area but presume the rest of NL is much the same, but what's the infrastruture in Belgium like? GSV seems to indicate it's much the same.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31031745

bludger

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Re: Route advice needed - Yorkshire and Netherlands/Belgium
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2019, 03:14:20 pm »
Your first leg in NED looks like Eurovelo 12.

https://en.eurovelo.com/ev12
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yorkie

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Re: Route advice needed - Yorkshire and Netherlands/Belgium
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2019, 07:12:27 pm »
I've come up with a plan to tie in the journey south for the AUK Reunion with a trip to visit a mate in the Netherlands.
Well if I'm as far south as Yorkshire I may as well eh.

For the route to the Kingston of the silent H:
I need to be at 'ull before before 7pm so suspect an after dinner dart isn't an option unless I want to get up really early...
A quick click on RWGPS gives me this: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31053860
On the face of it, it looks reasonable; although a downhill 200 alternative might allow the dart I'm not too fussed.
Anyone got any advice on it?


Speaking personally, I'd avoid the left-right across the A64 between Flaxton and Claxton as it can be a bit of a racetrack as people wind themselves up ready for the upcoming dual-carriageway section. This is only my personal preference, mind!


I'd go left after Sheriff Hutton to Foston and use the (slightly better protected) crossing of the dual-carriageway at Barton Hill, cutting back to the route through Barton-le-Willows, Harton and Bossall for an extra 7km.  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31056084


The rest of the route doesn't look too bad through the bits I'm familiar with. There are cafes dotted along the route, should you need them. I think the one in Coxwold is still open, then there's Quarmby's in Sheriff Hutton, which is recommended by friends, although it's far too close to home for me! There's also cafes, chippies, shops and pubs in Stamford Bridge, Pocklington, Market Weighton and Beverley.
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FifeingEejit

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Re: Route advice needed - Yorkshire and Netherlands/Belgium
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2019, 08:41:01 pm »
thanks, that's caused a reroute by the algorithm to terrington instead of sheriff hutton.
Definitley a better way of negotiating the A64