‘Drift off the route and it’s easy to get very lost, very quickly’
out of sync with the roadbook. Previously, when you found a checkpoint, the GPS odometer reset automatically. That no longer happens, so any errors have to be manually reset.
Also gone is the compass heading to guide you into checkpoints in the final few metres. Now the GPS logs you as hitting the mark within an 800m radius, but gives no arrow. Which leaves riders with a dilemma – do they carry on and hope the distance is fine or do they try to find the exact centre of the checkpoint to ensure their navigation system is all correct?
A rider’s road book is a matter of life and death