Sustrans has proudly announced the completion of their series of cycle maps, thanks to issuing the last 4 this week in their 56 map series.
Together they cover all 14,000 miles of the National Cycle Network, as well as other major routes such as the London Cycle Superhighways. The maps also include over 100 recommended day rides for cyclists to enjoy, along with inset maps of town and city centres.
Martyn Brunt, Head of Mapping at Sustrans said: “Our new Pocket Map series is everything you need to plan your trip. It covers all National Cycle Routes and major routes and we’re updating them all the time as new routes are added.
“We’ve been working on the maps since 2012, starting on the South Coast of England and working northwards to Scotland. Northern Ireland and London were the last maps which complete the series.”
The only similar series of maps came out in the 1950s, long before the National Cycle Network began in 1995, and before most dedicated cycle paths and segregated routes.
The last maps to be produced in the Pocket Maps series cover Northern Ireland:
• Belfast, Down and Armagh (map 49)
• The Fermanagh Lakelands and Tyrone pocket cycle map (map 50)
• Derry – Londonderry & the North West pocket cycle map (map 51)
• The Causeway Coast & The Glens pocket cycle map (map 52)
The series has already proved incredibly popular with more than 85,000 maps sold so far, and several have had to be reprinted after selling out.
Cornwall is the best-selling map, having been reprinted 3 times since it was first introduced, and other top-sellers include Dorset Downs, Kent, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, the Peak District, Severn and Thames, South West Wales, Yorkshire Wolds and the North Yorkshire Moors.
Understandably, work continues on updating the maps as new routes and features are added and new information is included.
If you buy your maps online at the Sustrans shop, you help support their activities. Apart from maps, there are some cycling related gifts available if you are already planning ahead for a certain December event.
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