Navigation Devices

Here are few bike computers we are using in the group so we know that they are reliable. Of course this list is not exhaustive.

Garming 530

It has buttons to navigate the menus. It easy to sync with Garmin Connect and Strava (with additional applications). It lasts about a day's ride depending on what setting you have on. They are some available on ebay from time to time.

https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/p/621224

 

Garmin edge explore 

It uses a touchscreen to navigate the menu with a large screen. It also provides good mapping and route following. It doesn’t have more sophisticated options like live Strava segments or power output.

https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/p/611996 

 

Hammerhead Karoo 2

It has a very good touchscreen, inexhaustible customisation and programming options, but is not as durable as one would expect and neither cheap. 

https://www.uk.hammerhead.io/products/hammerhead-karoo-2 

Navigation Services

 

All these sites are useful to find routes, get inspired and create new ones. Beware that some of them require a paid subscription in to order to download the gpx file.

Mapping 
  • Strava
    Strong community but lately they have restricted a number of features for subscribers only. You can no longer new create routes. Your old routes can no longer be modified. This will be probably evolve overtime

  • Komoot
    You need to have a subscription to download the GPX file. But probably one of the best for designing routes.

  • Viewranger
    Great when you want to navigate using your phone. You can design your routes and download the gpx file for free too. This is a great one too. 

  • Garmin Connect
    Easy to design routes and download GPX files

  • Ride with GPS

  • Trailfork
    Database for trails and their status. Not always up to date.

  • Alltrails

  • Wikiloc

  • footpathmap
    shows footpaths, bridleways, byways

  • bridleway maps
    shows bridleways

  • Bike Map

  • GPX viewer 

  • Open Cycle Map
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