- South Downs Way – Current Conditions & Good GPX Track?
I’m planning to do the SDW on Thursday+Friday this week.
Has anyone been out riding over the last few days? With all the rain I’m guessing the conditions may be a bit grim for a cross bike? Ho Hum.
Also, can anyone recommend a good GPX track to load to the Garmin? I’m not that fussed about the navigation side, but it would be useful to have a track to see on screen. I know there have been a couple of alterations to the route in the last few years, so something up-to-date would be preferable. (the ones I’ve found use the Warnford route) I have the A-Z strip map, and I also have OSM maps loaded to my phone, but I’d rather not have to keep stopping to navigate if I don’t have to.
Cheers,Posted 2 years ago
Rode on the SDW near Amberley yesterday (Sunday) and was filthy and slippy on the exposed chalk climbs around Whiteways / A29 crossing. Rained heavily this morning as well. Doesn’t look like rain forecast so far for the rest of the week, but being a local, I think it will still be slippy and wet towards the end of the week making it a potential slog. Wouldn’t fancy it on a crosser with limited grip.Posted 2 years ago
Thanks. The forecast now is for it to be dry for the rest of the week, so maybe things can dry out a bit for the whole route.
Is there one you can suggest? I found one on gpxtracks, and there’s one from southdownsdouble, but they both use the old route around Warnford.Posted 2 years ago
I rode it a few weeks ago and made a couple of navigational errors but your welcome to get the route from my strava. I’ll send u an email this eve. No idea if I rode the classic, new or old route. Also we were diverted round the festival at Winchester so that’s a bit out too.
In the absence of anything else it will keep you on trackPosted 2 years ago
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