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How can I use Cyclist Erik

The best way for creating a tour is by using a route planner, optimized for cycling and able to export the information to a GPX file.
For the Netherlands you can use Routeplanner Fietsersbond. For Belgium you can use Fietsnet.
Step by step description how to create a GPX file for Cyclist Erik

Copy with WiFi
You can use an app like WiFi File Transfer from smarterDroid for this.
You can download it from the store from WiFi File Transfer
You start it on your mobile device and you access it from your desktop with your browser.
Copy with a USB cable
Make sure both your desktop system and your mobile device are switched on and log on to both of them.
Connect both devices with the USB cable.
A File Explorer window appears on your desktop system with the files on your mobile device.
On your mobile device you have to give permission to access the file management system.
In the File Explorer window on your desktop computer go to the Downloads folder of your mobile device.
Copy the GPX file to this folder.

Tap Load Guide at the home page.
Select the GPX file.
You'll now see an overview that the Guide will be copied from the device to the App.
Tap Start and the file will be copied.

Tap Start Cycling at the home page or in the menu Cycling.
Tap the menu button at the upper left
Make sure 'Show roads' is active. If you cannot activate it, download the road information first from the main menu.
Tap Load Guide
Select the guide and tap OK.
You'll now see the yellow tracks to guide your cycling tour.
At the upper right you'll see the cycling points and the distances to these cycling points.

You're ready to go.

During cycling you'll see a lot of useful information.
At the upper left you'll see the speed in large characters and below that the distance.
Below these you'll see the coordinates and below those the heading, the battery status and the time.

At the upper right you'll see the cycling points and the distance to these points.

On the map you'll see the yellow tracks of your cycling route and the cycling points.
The roads are shown in different colors:
  • Routes via cycling points in a fat green line.
  • Cycling roads in a bright green line.
  • Normal roads in a dark green line.
  • etc.
Your own position is marked with a white circle, followed by a white trail of the last 500 m.