The Buttertubs Pass from Hawes in North Yorkshire will be one of the first climbs taken in by the 2014 Tour de France in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. I’m not going to attempt to regale you with tales of my epic ascent of the climb as I can only remember about 25 metres of it (and I don’t think I’ve ever regaled anything very well) so I’ll stick to what I know and provide the cold, hard stats!
Photo: Kreuzschnabel/Wikimedia Commons, License
The gradient profile is one of the coolest features on VeloViewer giving your own rides that Pro Tour feel. But did you know that the wider your browser window the more detailed the profile will become?
Thanks must again go to Marc Durdin whose code to provide profiles for the Hobart 10,000 ride was the starting point for what you see now.
Segment on the right is Yorkshire’s Fleet Moss, one of the UK’s 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs and is as painful as it looks. 2014 Tour de France will go past the foot of this climb but unfortunately will be taking the much less dramatic climb to the north of Hawes.
So what type of segments do you tend to ride? OK, this isn’t really going to tell you that perfectly but it might give you some indication. As you can see the segments around here in Sheffield tend to be either climbs or descents, but that’s why I live here! Check out your own Strava segment word cloud on your new Word Cloud page. Update: Now has Ride option too!
Velo Flow allows you to view and interact with animated Strava rides. Getting started with Velo Flow can be a little confusing but the video below walks you through how to do it step by step. The second video shows you some of the hidden features in Velo Flow explaining how to highlight multiple riders and more.
Not quite sure why I didn’t have this column in here from the start to be honest but its there now: the number of tries you’ve had on each segment, and of course you can order by it.
In order to populate the data for this column you must press the “Check for new segments” button on the Update page. Until then you will just see a list of question marks.
You will also see the number of tries in the History tab header on the Segment Details page.
If you are new to VeloViewer or just want to know a bit more about Update page then this is the page for you. Basically you can’t go far wrong following your nose but read on for more detailed instructions.