Cycling in Derby Info
Disconnects in the Derby Cycle network
Analysis of “recommended” on road routes
General links that may be of interest
How to spend cycle infrastructure money unwisely
Analysis of Bicycle Theft Data in Derby
Map of Cycling in Derby
Derby City plans for cycling – Jan 2022
Cycling Tube maps
Derwent Valley Trust
Full details of the Cycleway project
Map showing possible route of the cycleway. Zoom in to see detail
Map showing the Heritage Way walking route
Derby Volunteer Rangers group – map showing areas of responsibility.
Mismatches between Sustrans mapping and OpenStreetMap mapping (July 2023) – after removal and reassignment exercise
Collection and analysis of locations of Millenium Mileposts
Pennine Cycleway – 2019
All the rides and walks I’ve logged into the Komoot app (free to access)
Inspired by Grasshopper Geography, I’ve been experimenting with ways of displaying river valleys (including tributaries). Still a work in progress but some initial results below.
- Defra MAGIC map – nature reserves, administrative boundaries, very detailed OS base map.
- Derbyshire Historic Environment Record – listed buildings, monuments, conservation areas, etc.
- Derbyshire Mapping Portal – rights of way, Council owned property, key cycle network, nature reserves, school catchment areas, SSSIs, etc.
- Derby City Map including rights of way and road details.
- BGS Geology viewer – detailed information about the geology
- Andy Townsend’s map aimed at rural pedestrians
What3Words continues it’s litigation and PR led drive to lock various public services into their proprietary way of assigning 3 unique words to every location in the world. Of much more interest and a fine way to waste a few hours is Four King Maps which takes a similar approach and assigns a unique combination of 4 swear words to every place in the UK (probably not suitable for work). Try it now before the What3Words lawyers have it taken down.
Wordle has swept the world and has generated loads of clones. The ones I like best are:
- Wordle original
- Quordle – 4 wordles at once. There are other clones with eight or more but they seem too hard to follow.
- Waffle – all the letters are there but you need to rearrange them correctly (in as few moves as possible).
- Nerdle – an arithmetic version. Need to do it in your head without pen and paper!
- Worldle – note the extra “l”. Tests geographic knowledge.
- Heardle – music introductions
- Cloudle – guess the weather forecast for a random city.
- Tuble – guess the tube station. Map provided so it is logical rather than general knowledge.
- Absurdle – like wordle but the computer changes the word it is thinking of. Needs a different approach to solving.
- Letterle – for beginners
An excellent video using Information Theory applied to Wordle.