Horseshoe Grimpeur

A non-competitive cycling challenge over 109km and climbing 2600 metres.

   Description  Route & Profile  Accomodation  2009 Report & Results 

Note: GPX and routsheet have not yet been updated to reflect the start moving to Valle Crucis Abbey. This removes the first 1.5km of the old route.

A route map from MapMyRide, Click on the thumbnail to see the route in more detail. (Try it with the Terrain Map type.) RouteMap
GPX from MapMyRide (right-click on link and save to your computer). Note that this is a generated track log, not one recorded by following the route.

Please let me know how useful, accurate, easy to use, etc. you found this GPX download.
Frank Kinlan has offered the following advice on downloading the route to a Garmin:
  • rename to a .TCX suffix for Garmin TrainingCentre to recognise it as a course
  • it's easier to follow the link to MapMyRide and download it straight into the GPS from the MapMyRide / Route menu
  • Garmin 305 requires Garmin Communicator

Profile generated by MapMyRide from route trace, above:
"if you find a flat bit, you've gone the wrong way"

routesheet available here soon
The route sheet formatted for easy viewing on screen. Probably not the best format to take with you on the ride but ideal if you like to reformat a routesheet to your own style.

routesheet available here soon
The official route sheet for this event. It should reproduce accurately on most A4 inkjet & laser printers. Try right-click for options to save the document on your computer.

A PDF reader, e.g. Adobe Acrobat, is required to view. Your web browser will probably do this automatically but you can download Acrobat Reader from the Adobe website here: Get Adobe Reader


- all OS Landranger series
117Chester, Wrexham
125Bala & Lake Vyrnwy


Route sheet distances are as recorded on my Shimano FlightDeck using the default setting for 700x23 tyres. MapMyRide comes up a km or two short but maybe it doesn't zig-zag it's way up the hills.