The guidance below has been supplemented by a number of YouTube videos that will provide more ‘meat’ to these instructions.
Runs List & Runs Library
You can add your route(s) to the website for the benefit of others. Routes are classified as two types;
Routes on the the Runs List For rides that are taking place within the next few weeks/months – these entries will be of a temporary nature; ie they will not be shown after the ride has taken place. Each ride can only have one route associated with it, the ride must first appear on the Runs List before a route can be added to it.
Routes on the the Runs Library. These rides are are of a more permanent nature that may be used now, or in the future, for longer trips or holidays. For example this is where rides were stored for the recent Isle of Wight trip or for the proposed Holland trip in 2022. Each event may have a selection of rides added by more than one person. These rides will not appear on the Runs List
Obtaining a Link from Ride With GPS
In order to add a route of either type you will need to obtain a link to a route that has been created in Ride With GPS. In order to get such a link see Using Ride With GPS.
Adding your Route to an existing Ride on the Runs List.
You will need
Ride Leaders Name exactly as shown on Runs List (will no doubt be your name)
A “Ride With GPS” link to your route – Using Ride with GPS (normally stored in your clipboard This will be in the format “https://ridewithgps.com/routes/nnnnnnn”, where ‘nnnnnn’ is a unique number obtained from RideWithGPS.
Date of ride in the format 04 08 2019
Ride Type; AwayDay or Normal Wed Ride.
Once entered, the route should then appear ‘as if by magic*’ on the runs list. It is critical that the above data is entered correctly or it will not match up to the existing entry on the runs list. (*Well not quite ‘by magic’ – it will take 5 to 10 mins to to work its way through the system)
Create your own route using RideWithGPS. (See separate page on RideWith GPS)
From RideWithGPS, obtain a link that points to, or displays your route. (See separate page on RideWith GPS)
3. Complete The Form Do not use this form for adding runs to the weekly rides
How do I Delete an Existing Library Entry?
Contact Paul Godfrey and he’ll do it for you.
How do I Update an Existing Entry
All routes are saved saved in your account with RideWithGPS. You can go to your account , select ‘Saved Routes’, find the route and select ‘Edit’. The ride can then be edited and saved over the top of the original version. Any other changes (eg to the description) it’s best to ask Paul to delete your entry and start again.