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Sunday 18 September
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Hi all, Richard

I cycle a lot in Belgium and abroad with all kind of bikes 'm really a big fan of the website & routing!

However, there is one point that I find annoying enough to write out here :)

I even have a colleague who stopped using cycle.travel for his long distance routing because of it.

Sometimes the routing algorithm takes a main road, but then whenever there is a even a very short road alongside, it takes that one to return to the main road just a few hundred meters further. This complicates the ride unnecessarily, slows you down and you loose your right of way. Also, quite often the smaller road is in bad shape. It is especially annoying when you are going downhill, or when you have to cross the main road twice. In a hilly environment, the main road is also generally the least steep. 

I have this on almost all my longer routes that I plan, and you really have to zoom in to see those deviations, most often I only discover them when doing the tour. 

Example of today is this fragment, you need to cross the road twice, see picture,
(I'm not talking about the avoidance of the Kerkstraat which is in cobble stones so OK):.

https://cycle.travel/map?from=Tombeek&to=Terlanen&fromLL=50.7539068,4.5674104&toLL=50.7702123,4.6029216 

What I would suggest is to set some kind of minimum length to deviate from main route, and if possible, if going downhill or if you have to cross twice set that length even longer.

I hope something is possible here!

And many thx for all your efforts!

Dominique