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On this page you can download the gps data of all of the Ramblingfatman rides- by downloading the route you acknowledge you’ve read and agree with all of our ‘Terms & Condition's’. The download format is ‘tcx’ which works for Garmin, the tcx file name may be abbreviated, but it should be the route on the above title, please make sure it is the route you want. If you want a different format- Please contact us and we will try to accommodate your needs. If you choose a route comprising of multi-days- the download will be a 'zip' file. Once downloaded, simply right click on your zip file, scroll down to ‘Extract All’, ‘Browse’ where you want to store the files on your computer and click ‘Extract’. If you get stuck, you’re welcome to contact us. If you wish to jump to a particular year, click the year icon below. Click the title of the ride to go back and read the page.

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2013 ride routes

Barry Island (26 miles)

image One day ride-
     100% road.
     Difficulty- Moderate

Symonds Yat (65 miles)

image Two day camping trip-
     50% road, 50% trail.
     Difficulty- Moderate (day 2 hilly).

Newport to Poole (115 miles)

image Two day trip-
     90% road, 10% trail.
     Difficulty- Hard (daily distance).

Merthyr Tydfil (38 miles)

image One day ride-
     20% road, 70% trail, 10% canal.
     Difficulty- Moderate (distance).

Pontypool loop (26 miles)

image One day ride-
     50% road, 50% trail.
     Difficulty- Easy.

Kennet & Avon canal (30 miles)

image One day ride-
     50% road, 50% canal.
     Difficulty- Easy.

Buxton- Monsal trail (100 miles)

image Three days ride-
     15% road, 80% trail, 5% canal.
     Difficulty- Easy/moderate (daily distance).


2014 ride routes

Ogmore-vale & Afan Valley (26 miles)

image One day ride
     10% road, 90% trail.
     Difficulty- hard (1 hard climb).

Giro d'Italia in Northern Ireland (33 miles)

image Two day ride
     100% road.
     Difficulty- Easy.

New Forest (68 miles)

image Four day ride
     50% road, 50% trail.
     Difficulty- Easy.

Cornwall C2C (51 miles)

image Three day ride
     50% road, 50% trail.
     Difficulty- Hard (very hilly).

Downs Link (97 miles)

image Three day ride
     10% road, 40% trail, 50%canal.
     Difficulty- hard (daily distance).

North Wales 1 (111 miles)

image Four day ride
     90% road, 5% trail, 5%canal.
     Difficulty- Moderate (daily distance).

Strawberry line (90 miles)

image Three day ride
     20% road, 80% trail.
     Difficulty- Easy (daily distance).

Forest of Dean (Night ride 20 miles)

image Two day ride
     20% road, 80% trail.
     Difficulty- Easy.


2015 ride routes

Penydarren tram road (26 miles)

image One day ride-
     50% road, 50% trail.
     Difficulty- Easy.

Biddulph Valley (36 miles)

image Two day ride-
     30% road, 70% trail.
     Difficulty- catastrophic.

Churnet Valley (50 miles)

image Three day ride-
     30% road, 70% trail.
     Difficulty- Moderate (daily distance).

Abergavenny (35 miles)

image One day ride-
     10% road, 70% trail, 20% canal.
     Difficulty- Easy (all railway paths).

Devon C2C Inc. Lundy (88 miles)

image Seven day ride
     10% road, 90% trail.
     Difficulty- Moderate (daily distance).

Lynmouth (15 miles)

image One day ride
     50% road, 50% trail.
     Difficulty- Moderate (Still with fracture).

Poole 2 (124 miles)

image Three day ride
     50% road, 50% trail.
     Difficulty- Moderate (daily distance).

Llangollen night ride (24 miles)

image Two day trip
     100% canal.
     Difficulty- Easy (night).


2016 ride routes

Welsh Marches (136 miles)

image Four day ride-
     30% road, 70% trail.
     Difficulty- hard (hilly and daily distance).

Waverley line (78 miles)

image Three day ride-
     50% road, 50% trail.
     Difficulty- hard (MTB- blood and tears).

Clydach gorge (35 miles)

image One day ride-
     10% road, 70% trail, 20% canal.
     Difficulty- Easy (all railway paths).

Cheddar night ride (11 miles)

image One day ride- + return
     10% road, 90% trail.
     Difficulty- Easy (all railway path).

Trans Cambrian Trail (100 miles)

image Three day ride-
     100% grass with some trails.
     Difficulty- Hard (MTB off road).

Barry island 2 (35 miles)

image One day ride-
     100% road.
     Difficulty- Easy (train back).

Last Poole ride (124 miles)

image Three day ride (same as 2015)
     50% road, 50% trail.
     Difficulty- Moderate (daily distance).


2017 ride routes

Jersey (60 miles)

image Two day ride-
     100% road.
     Difficulty- Moderate (daily distance).

Dalmatian ride (44 miles)

image One day ride-
     5% road, 95% canal.
     Difficulty- Moderate (rough paths).

Swansea valleys (121 miles)

image Four day ride-
     20% road, 80% trail.
     Difficulty- Moderate (Daily distance).

Ironbridge Gorge (30 miles)

image Three day ride-
     20% road, 80% trail.
     Difficulty- Easy (Daily distance).

Porthcawl Christmas ride (34 miles)

image Two day ride-
     100% road.
     Difficulty- Moderate (Daily distance).

Black mountains (47 miles)

image Three day ride-
     50% road, 50% Byway.
     Difficulty- Very hard (MTB).

The Danube (200 miles)

image Five day ride-
     30% road, 70% River tow path.
     Difficulty- Easy (mostly flat).

Caerphilly castle (32 miles)

image One day ride-
     50% road, 50% trail.
     Difficulty- Easy (mostly flat).

Madeira (20 miles)

image Three day ride-
     50% road, 50% trail.
     Difficulty- Hard (?dangerous).


2018 ride routes

Ebbw Fach valley (30 miles)

image One day ride-
     50% road, 5% byway, 45% cycle path.
     Difficulty- Moderate

River Rhine (160 miles)

image Seven day ride-
     10% road, 90% trail.
     Difficulty- Easy

Old C&HPR Buxton (30 miles)

image One day ride-
     20% road, 70% trail, 70% off road.
     Difficulty- Hard (MTB)

Exe Estuary Trail (36miles)

image Two day ride- read the ride for info
     20% road, 80% cycle path.
     Difficulty- Easy (Daily distance)

Brecon Beacons (84 miles)

image Three day ride-
     50% road, 30% trail, 20% canal.
     Difficulty- Hard (Initially very hilly).

The Geordie Tour (110 miles)

image Five day ride-
     20% road, 80% trail.
     Difficulty- Moderate (Daily distance).

Rhondda Fach valley (36 miles)

image One day ride-
     20% road, 80% trail.
     Difficulty- Moderate (1 big climb).

Bath Abbey Christmas ride (41 miles)

image One day ride-
     40% road, 60% cycle path.
     Difficulty- Easy


2019 ride routes

Abergavenny to Hereford (39 miles)

image One day ride-
     100% road.
     Difficulty- Moderate

The Cotswolds (71 miles)

image Two day ride-
     90% road, 10% trail.
     Difficulty- Moderate

Operation Overlord 1 (99 miles)

image Three day ride-
     40% road, 60% Cycle path.
     Difficulty- Easy (Daily distance).

Settle- Carlisle railway (98 miles)

image Three day ride-
     100% road.
     Difficulty- Very Hard (mountainous).

Staffordshire Steam (59 miles)

image Three day ride-
     100% road.
     Difficulty- Moderate (Daily distance).

Llynfi and Garw Valleys (26 miles)

image One day ride-
     30% road, 30% forest trail, 40% cycle path.
     Difficulty- Easy.

North Wales slate (68 miles)

image Two day ride-
     30% road, 70% cycle path.
     Difficulty- hard (hilly).

Operation Overlord 2 (103 miles)

image Three day ride-
     40% road, 60% Cycle path.
     Difficulty- Easy (Daily distance).

Scotland C2C (116 miles)

image Three day ride-
     40% road, 60% Cycle path.
     Difficulty- Moderate (Daily distance).

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