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pierre_pierre
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Google route finder

Trying to get info on the Tour Of Britain Cycle race stage 7, managed to get a very informative route list from of all place the Local council, but couldnt find a recent route good map
So I thought heh Google do an easy to use route map will that do, So from the Essex Start, put in a few logical places and it  came out OK,  thought I would print off the route as a PDF, for some reason coulnt get the map in the correct scale, but got the very nice direction below in PDF
Also the route from Braintree Council
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Re: Google route finder

I gave up on googles mapping abilities the day I had to go to Blackpool and it sent us all over the place including back south when we were 3/4 of the way there adding another 1.5 hours onto the trip.
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
pierre_pierre
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Re: Google route finder

Dont you look at the answer before you use it?
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Quote from: pierre_pierre
Dont you look at the answer before you use it?

Yeah but if its a long trip (EG 8 hours) you don't look at every single turn, junction, road name etc. You just zoom out and make sure it starts at A and ends at B with a blue line between them. Heck... If I knew the correct way to get there I wouldn't be using their map would I?
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Google route finder

yes but adding 1.5 hours is one long detour
Jim did you look at the street view version?
pierre_pierre
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Re: Google route finder

Like that for Walkers Jim, you have to be careful on the two image scales, I zoomed in on the OS, before the sat view and it was well out
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Re: Google route finder

What street view version
pierre_pierre
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Re: Google route finder

my first post attachment Street View PDF
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Re: Google route finder

did now  Grin
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Re: Google route finder

I loved the shots of Butt Road - staggered along it many times in 1954/55 heading to/from town centre  Roll eyes