maps

mik

New Member
Location
accrington lancs
Just wondering what scale maps people used for general rides. We currently use the O/S 1 mile to 2.5 inch but would a smaller scale be better? ie do they still show the car neglected lanes we love so well...

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jimboalee

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Location
Solihull
 

ASC1951

Guru
Location
Yorkshire
I use the OS Northern England map at 1:200,000, which covers everywhere I could get to in a day. It doesn't include every single back road, but that is not necessary - you quickly develop the skill of reading the landscape and on a bike I only need to know exactly where I am some of the time, not all of the time.

On my normal range of about 30 miles from home I don't take a map because I pretty much know all the roads anyway.

Tracklogs for pre- and post-ride analysis.
 
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chillyuk

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I ride purely for pleasure, and exploring without maps is half the fun. Most of the time one is only lost for a couple of miles before seeing a roadsign to somewhere recognisable.
 
chillyuk said:
I ride purely for pleasure, and exploring without maps is half the fun. Most of the time one is only lost for a couple of miles before seeing a roadsign to somewhere recognisable.
I hate being lost, especially on a bike since any detour will involve Tim Moore's special "shag battering bollock-sodding kilometres" which are necessary as soon as you have to retrace your steps.;)
 
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mik

mik

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Location
accrington lancs
thanks for that...seems like the o/s 1:50000 is favorite as I say we have been using the 1:25000 series but find that sometimes they contain a little more detail than we need
 

youngoldbloke

The older I get, the faster I used to be ...
jimboalee said:
+1 - just print out what you need, fold, and put in jersey pocket, much easier than lugging around a complete OS map. One of the scale settings is pretty much OS detail anyway.
 

jimboalee

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Location
Solihull
youngoldbloke said:
+1 - just print out what you need, fold, and put in jersey pocket, much easier than lugging around a complete OS map. One of the scale settings is pretty much OS detail anyway.
Landranger and Pathfinder are on there.

Also AtoZ for street names.
 
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