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***NEW*** - Downloadable GPS Files

For most ride from September 2013 onwards you will see links to 2 downloadable  GPS files, one in GPX format and one in KML format

1.  To use the GPX files click the link and then when prompted save the file to your computer with a name of your choice and upload the file to your GPS, These types of file will work with Garmin and most other GPS systems. Note:- these files will not open properly in Google Earth, use the KML files instead.

2. To use the KML files click the link and if you have Google Earth installed on your computer click open and Google Earth will open showing the route on the map, where you can also use street view for a virtual tour of the ride. Or alternatively you can save the file and open it later.

If you don't have Google Earth why not try it its free to install just google it, and see where you've been or where you could have been!

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February 2018 - Sunday Rides

DateLocationDistanceGPS and Files
Sun 4th Feb
Benelup
An away day starting from Venta Rayo near the bottom of Vejer, Taking the back road to meet the main road to Benelup and along the road for coffee at a venta that we've visited before and always get good service at. By the time we had finished our breakfast the rain was coming down quite heavily and the decision was taken to cut the ride short and head back the way we came as fast as possible. We stopped half way to see if the rain was going to stop but there was no sign of it easing up so we headed out again and back to Venta Rayo. The barbecue in the corner was lit so we all crowded round that trying to dry out. after a couple of drinks we packed our bikes up and headed home grateful that we very rarely get wet rides.
39km

Ascent 246m
GPX file
KML file
Map of Route

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January 2018 - Sunday Rides

DateLocationDistanceGPS and Files
Sun 28th Jan
Puerto Real - San Fernando
Leaving Casa Blas as usual and heading into to town to take the bridge across the river near the swimming baths to eventually join the Road to Marquesado and through the village to the track on the left which goes past the Cadiz training ground. Emerging at Barrio Jarana and along the brand new cycle track to Puerto Real Hospital. Threading our way into Puerto Real for coffee and one of our favourite Venta's near the sea front. Return by the track to San Fernando before going across town and taking the track back to the Aldi roundabout at Chiclana, thennward to Blas's for refreshments.
57km

Ascent 292m
GPX file
KML file
Map of Route
Sun 21st Jan
El Palmar
Starting from Casa Blas and taking the Pago road to connect with La Florida to Venta Ramirez. after regrouping we went into Conil and to the beach car park to meet the other riders. Up the hill to the roundabout  for the turn to El Palmar and along the road before taking the turn for the beach and coffee at El Palmar. Return back down the road to Conil before picking up the N340 all the way back to Pago
48km

Ascent 420m
GPX file
KML file
Map of Route
Mon 15th Jan
San Fernando - Cadiz
This weeks ride took place on Monday due to heavy rain on Sunday. A long challenging ride and quite a change from our usual outings. Leaving Casa Blas and heading through town to pick up the track at the Aldi roundabout, and following the track to San Fernando before skirting the town to the Bahia Sur Shopping Centre. We then took the track from the car park there which leads all the way to Cadiz along the side of the main train line to the city. Working our way through the outskirts to the promenade on the east side of the peninsular we had our coffee stop at a busy Venta right near the the new bridge. The return journey took us round the headland and along the the road at the side of the Cadiz beach before finally joining the main road to San Fernando for a few km. Relieved to get off the road we went through the salinas before joining the cycle track all through San Fernando and back to the track we came on back to Chiclana and a final stop for drinks in town. After drinks returning to start point in Pago.
78km

Ascent 490m
GPX file
KML file
Map of Route
Sun 7th Jan
El Palmar - Santa Lucia
A more adventurous ride and also a quite eventful ride. We started at Casa Blas as usual and headed up the road to Venta La Raya to pick up more riders waiting there. Continuing along the road and then on to La Florida to Venta Ramirez, and then to the outskirts of Conil and and along the road to El Palmar for coffee. A couple of our riders had decided to take the track to El Palmar and by the time we got to the coffee stop one of them had the first of 3 punctures caused by thorns on the track. After coffee we took the road to the roundabout at the bottom of the road to Vejer , and on to the quite hamlet of Santa Lucia where we had been told they did an excellent egg and chips. This turned out to be a bit of a disappointment as it wasn't even as good as at Blas's. Mark spent all the lunchtime mending his punctures! After lunch we made our way back via the N340 and all headed back by seperate routes home. Mark rode the last 10km with a flat tyre having run out of spare tubes! Still we all had a good time but decided we would never use that particular track near El Palmar again!
61km

Ascent 408m
GPX file
KML file
Map of Route


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