Combining two Strava rides

Just over  a week ago I rode to Weston and back. Annoyingly at the time, rain on the screen of my Garmin meant I accidentally saved my ride there so when I finished I had two files. One there. One back. Thats fine but we all like a nice neat BIG long ride on Strava to show off don’t we? Somebody mentioned you can combine them so I googled if I could. It turns out I can…..

There are a few sites available to do this. In effect you combine the .fit files saved for the rides on the Garmin.

This website allows you to select multiple files up to a massive 10mb in size to combine in one go

https://gotoes.org/gotoes/strava/

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Simply connect your Garmin, find the /Garmin/Activities folder on it, hold CTRL and select your files (if more than one), select your timezone and click Upload

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The website will confirm the files. As the files already existed on my Strava feed (I didn’t want to delete them until I knew this worked) I ticked the Randomize ID Tag box which allowed me to temporarily duplicate the ride on Strava

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Clicking the button confirms a connection to Strava which you have to authorise if its the first time. It uploads, confirms the file is sent and then confirms its complete and offers a link to view it on Strava.

Job done

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The last thing to do was delete my original two rides and update my Veloviewer account which I use to dig a bit deeper into my Strava stats (optional)

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