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...
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.
Me too. Ideal for cycling.
Back in the day when I used to do longer rides, I used to tear the necessary pages out of an old road atlas. Great if you're sticking to A and B roads and you can easily carry enough pages to cover an awful lot of ground.