Setting Up Your Garmin for Navigation

You’d think once you have put the GPX/TCX file on your Garmin, you could just ride it right? Wrong. Unless you change a few settings, navigation is a bit sketchy, trying to route you random ways, down footpaths, all sorts of rubbish. What you need to set depends on your device. If you have a device that supports maps, but …

B&DCC Sunday Road Routes

The B&DCC Sunday Road Routes will be posted to the club Facebook group by myself on Thursday evenings[1]. This will provide links to Strava Routes for the rides. This article is designed to pathfind people through the process of getting their ride on their device and using it well.

Downloading and Copying Files to Your Garmin

First step is to download from the Strava Route page. This will have options for “Export TCX” or “Export GPX”. You probably want a GPX file, unless you know specifically your device requires a TCX file (Garmin 500, 510 for example) . Click on the right button and your browser will download the file to your disk. Where it goes …

Using Routes on a Garmin

This is just a quick guide to help people load routes onto their Garmin’s for successful cycling navigation. Get your device set up right Get a route onto the device Ride with the navigation enabled You need to make sure the right options are set on your garmin, or you won’t get turn by turn direction and you’ll get all …

Free Garmin Maps

Many people ride with a Garmin GPS unit. Some people have Garmin Edge 500 or 510, these don’t provide a map display. Some people ride with a Garmin Edge 705, 800, 810 or 1000. These do support maps. Some people with the map supporting Garmins do not have the maps as the Ordnance Survey map bundles are pricey. Some people …