[Talk-GB] Cycling between capitals
osm.list at randomjunk.co.uk
Thu May 15 17:38:19 BST 2008
On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 4:28 PM, Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net> wrote:
> Just a quick note to observe that you can now use the OSM cycle map to
> travel between the three capitals of Great Britain, give or take a
> very few 100-yard lacunae:
> - London-Edinburgh via NCN4 (->Reading), NCN5 (->Lichfield), NCN54
> (->Derby), NCN68 (->near Berwick), NCN1
> - London-Cardiff via NCN4 (->Chepstow), NCN48 (->Hay-on-Wye), NCN8...
> of course, we could probably make this a bit shorter by mapping NCN4
> between Newport and Pontypridd :)
> And the connected map also reaches to Bodmin, Dover, Holyhead,
> Gloucester, Brighton, Glasgow, even Newton Stewart in Dumfries &
> Galloway - not to mention all those mapped sections of NCN we've not
> yet connected to the "spine". (It'd be great to get NCN51 finished.)
> A really outstanding achievement, and I'm sure after a summer's worth
> of cycling it'll be better still.
That's in the region of 7500km (4700 miles) of NCN in the UK mapped,
and also about 2000km (1200 miles) of regional routes. [*]
That's a lot of cycle route!
[*] normal caveats regarding duplicated routes etc which might pollute
the raw stats :-)
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