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nitrambike
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cycling maps

Postby nitrambike » Sun Jun 17, 2007 17:23 pm

can any one help me find a cycling friendly map
i want to ride from bexleyheath ,kent. to downham market, norfolk
but can only find routes for cars?

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Postby Cunobelin » Sun Jun 17, 2007 17:43 pm

Do you want to "plan" or "ride"?

www.sustrans.org has OS level maps for planning, but aren't practicable for navigation.



Goldeneye are less detailed than Ordnance Survey, and more detailed than road mapping. They are also waterproof, but there is also a problem as coverage is not national.



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Postby Nickwill » Sun Jun 17, 2007 18:11 pm

A decent road atlas will usually do the job.

You never have the wind with you - either it is against you or you're having a good day. ~Daniel Behrman, The Man Who Loved Bicycles

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Postby KeithG » Sun Jun 17, 2007 18:15 pm

As Cunobelin says check out the Sustrans website to see if there are any cycle specific routes available which might be helpful but mostly I use road maps (designed for cars- the road atlas style, they're cheap in budget book shops and charity shops when out of date) and look for B roads and minor roads to follow.
You can also go on A roads of course, it sort of depends on your confidence and the threshold where traffic becomes a nuisance/pain/danger.
The more you do these kind of rides or tours, the more you can get the feel of which road is a pleasure to ride on and which isn't.
Don't know that particular corner of the UK myself but I would say that planning a route does give me a lot of pleasure and it has been a slow self-taught process, go for it and have an adventure!

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Postby Cunobelin » Sun Jun 17, 2007 21:29 pm

A useful link for Cities and some routes:

http://www.cyclemaps.org.uk/

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He that buys flesh buys many bones.
He that buys eggs buys many shells,
But he that buys good beer buys nothing else.</b></i>
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