I created a Magic Road for the 2023 UCI World Road Racing Championship circuit, in Glasgow. I have a lot of experience making magic roads, and have confidence this one is of good quality, but it still needs to be test-ridden. I will try to do that tomorrow and if I need to post any revisions I will do so here. After the race if the start/finish line needs to be tweaked at all, I will post a revision then, but some people may want to ride it this weekend around the same time as the actual race (elite men race this weekend).
Perfect! I made one very minor tweak (updated the link above) due to a corner cutting slightly inside of the IRL road @ km 1.3, after consulting satellite view. But the initial version is still relevant.
I just test rode it and this is going to be a very interesting world championships! It has a bit of a Richmond feel to it, with short, punchy climbs. There were two key climbs in Richmond, while this circuit has six significant climbs per lap, with a few shorter ones.
RGT doesn’t recognize the concept of multiple laps of a finishing circuit: either the whole course is lapped, or none of it is. So I had to replicate the data from the circuit to create a second lap. As a result the km to go banner will only magically appear the second time up Montrose Street. Also the segments are treated separately for each lap (this is different from how multi-lap segments are handled).
This is updated from my original post due to a bug I identified with segments in GPXMagic.
If anyone wants a version with a different number of finishing circuits let me know (it’s easy to add additional laps).
Yes – the first road is lappable, so you can do as many laps as you want.
The second road is hard-coded with a number of finishing circuits: 1.5 seemed like a good number. Although processGPX will allow me to use the -join option and add more finishing circuits if 62.2 km isn’t enough fun.
I test rode the extended version.
After a rolling plateau (IRL there’s a climb right before this magic road), there’s a brief descent, then the major climb of Lecket Hill. This was a bit harder than I expected: it would probably be a cat 3 in the Tour, but it’s much longer than the other climbs here. After the following descent, there’s a long run to the circuit, with two short climbs along the way. Once on the circuit, the climbs arrive frequently, and I was able to climb away from my bot companions. The 1.5 laps of the circuit felt about right for my fitness level: a total of 10 short steep efforts on the circuit alone.
I rode the circuit this morning just as a Magic Roads quick ride. Gave me two laps and then ended. Was great! Was right in my wheelhouse with short punch climbs. But after two laps I was glad it ended because I was gassed. Lol. Then did 2 hours of Zone 2 after.
I’m curious tho. When I finished the 2 laps the ride ended. If I rode it as an event would I be able to choose how many laps, and then be able to continue riding after the event ended?