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  • Started 3 years ago by Edinburgh Cycle Training
  • Latest reply from Arellcat
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  1. Basically I need an online equivalent of something like the old LRT bus map, that I can highlight streets on.

    I need to then link those streets for a charity bike ride.

    Anybody got any suggestions?

    If it could then be transferred to a Garmin or GPS type thing to follow on the day even better, but the important bit is to identify all the streets I've been sponsored to ride, then plan a route between them!

    Thanks.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. Colin
    Member

    ECT The new SPOKES maps should help.

    The Bike Station has a bundle - £6.95 each and tear proof, and waterproof too.

    Cheers
    Colin

    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. Greenroofer
    Member

    @Colin - I'm sure someone from Spokes will pop up soon and say very firmly 'water resistant' :-)

    Posted 3 years ago #
  4. Old School, barry!

    Cheers will check those out.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  5. jonty
    Member

    If you want to be fancy you could try Overpass Turbo - it's a bit hard to understand but sounds like it kind of fits your needs and allows export to PNG images and gpx:

    http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/s8a
    http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Overpass_turbo#For_the_mapper
    http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Overpass_API/Language_Guide

    Posted 3 years ago #
  6. Nelly
    Member

    @ECT "Old School, barry!"

    You were definitely brought up in Edinburgh then, not heard anyone from further afield use the term "barry" :-)

    In fact it might even be peculiar to people of my/our vintage, my son and schoolfriends dont use it.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  7. unhurt
    Member

    I think "barry" has gone the way of "radge / radgie".

    Posted 3 years ago #
  8. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Radge very much current where I live. Especially amongst radges.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  9. Frenchy
    Member

    I had never heard the word barry until I read Trainspotting, which was several years after moving to Edinburgh. Radge is definitely more common.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  10. Cheers folks.Managed to get Google Maps of all things to do what I need.

    Its a '100 streets'challenge in aid of Support In Mind Scotland

    The idea is to walk/run or cycle 100 different streets in a day.

    To make it a bit more challenging I said any pal who sponsored at least £10 could pick a street.

    The upshot is I have 32 sponsored (mostly very hilly) streets all over the city. I also have 100 streets to link them into a circuit.

    I'm genuinely surprised my city tour will involve about 60 miles!

    I'll be doing that this wednesday. Hopefully storm free!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  11. unhurt
    Member

    Link to your fundraising page if you have one?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  12. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sims100streetschallenge

    if anyone can spare a quid, many thanks.

    we are not adding any more streets BTW. Can't keep reworking the map!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  13. chdot
    Admin

    This might be a possibility for some people (not used) -

    https://www.mapbox.com

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mapbox

    Posted 3 years ago #
  14. Here's our route/est timings for tomorrow.

    If you see three tired looking old guys in "Peoples Republic of Leith" lycra, give us a wave or a "hello"

    The listed streets are must do's as folk have sponsored us specifically to ride them, those in CAPITALS are our general direction to link up our must do's!

    09:00
    Kirkgate, Currie
    Lanark Road
    Craiglockhart Avenue
    Glenlockhart Road
    MORNINGSIDE CLOCK
    Braid Road
    BREADSTIX*/PENTLAND/OXGANGS
    10:30
    Oxgangs Road
    FROGSTON ROAD
    Hyvots Bank Avenue
    CAMERON TOLL
    Minto Street*
    CYCLEPATH
    11:30
    Duddingston Road West
    Milton Road East
    JOPPA/PORTY HIGH STREET*
    12:00
    Ramsay Place, Portobello
    DUDDINGSTON X ROADS
    Willowbrae Road*
    LONDON ROAD
    12:30 (Arthurs Seat)
    Queens Drive
    ELSIE INGLIS
    Lyne Street
    DOWN Easter Road*
    Albion Road
    EASTER ROAD STADIUM
    13:00
    Lawrie Reilly Way
    Hawkhill
    UP Easter Road
    BRUNSWICK
    McDonald Road
    Pitt Street, Leith
    CREWE TOLL
    Ferry Road Drive
    14:00
    Marine Drive
    DAVIDSONS MAINS*
    Clermiston Road North
    Clermiston Road
    15:00
    Kaimes Road
    DRUMBRAE
    Drumbrae Road North
    THE GYLE*/CYCLE PATH/PRISON
    16:00
    Gorgie Road
    MURIESTON/ROSEBURN
    West Coates
    WEST END*
    Hill Street
    JOHNSTON TERRACE
    17:00
    Ramsay Lane
    The Royal Mile*
    HOLYROOD
    17:30
    Cowgate

    Posted 3 years ago #
  15. steveo
    Member

    You have some mean friends.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  16. Mean but generous!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  17. Here's a wee Relive flyby of yesterday's ride

    Thanks to everyone who has donated we are now only £2.03 off raising a grand for Support In Mind Scotland, so please have a wee feel down the back of your couches tonight!

    Check out “100 streets Sponsored ride” on Relive! https://www.relive.cc/view/1236164267

    Posted 3 years ago #
  18. unhurt
    Member

    Currie Kirkgate would have been my suggestion too. Well done! I hope you get to £1k!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  19. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    How come you chose Support In Mind Scotland? Interesting organisation.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  20. I'm particular about charities I'll support. Generally children's or mental health ones. This SIMS is one I heard about when a friend became involved with them last year.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  21. unhurt
    Member

    I've got them on my radar now. Will always support mental health charities, having seen up close how unable the NHS and other services are to provide the necessary support & the fall-out from that lack.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  22. Arellcat
    Moderator

    My coding-fu is not very strong, but I am looking at Overpass Turbo and would like to run a query that shows me all the <somethings> whose name begins with <letter>, so for example all the parks in Edinburgh that begin with A. I have my query showing all the parks, but don't know how to refine it by name.

    Posted 10 months ago #
  23. Frenchy
    Member

    This shows all the ones which being with A, I think: https://overpass-turbo.eu/s/10ni

    The important bit is the regular expression for "starts with an A", which is "^A".

    Posted 10 months ago #
  24. Arellcat
    Moderator

    Perfect, thanks!

    Posted 10 months ago #

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