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 Post subject: Newby question easy access to maps
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:54 pm 
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Hi all . Just joined. Is there an eady app to download that shows green lanes.. thanks in advance


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 Post subject: Re: Newby question easy access to maps
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:19 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Newby question easy access to maps
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:36 am 
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v8dom wrote:
Hi all . Just joined. Is there an eady app to download that shows green lanes.. thanks in advance


Ahhhhh, if only things were that simple, access to lanes can change at the drop of a hat, the best way is to go to your local group meeting, have chat with the members...


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 Post subject: Re: Newby question easy access to maps
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:11 am 
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OS maps show them...either as Byways Open to All Traffic, or as Other Routes with Public Access.

But they don't show if they are actually open or not...your local group will be able to help you. Buy the maps for the area, take them along and get someone with 'the knowledge' to show you the ones that can actually be used.

Alternatively the local council right of way and highways departments may be able to help...but some are more helpful than others!


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 Post subject: Re: Newby question easy access to maps
PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:38 pm 
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Well I just bought a load of secondhand ordnance survey map s off Amazon and poured over them over a few Weeks to find the 'byways open to all traffic'. I got the 'explorer' map as it is more detailed.
Also have a look on your local council site as they should have a list or map of all the legal rights of way,again you need to be looking at the 'Boat's . From there I just had a ride out to see if I could find any of them. After finding a couple of small ones I started linking them up,so basically you have to ride on roads to get to the next one. That's how I'm doing it and it's starting to come together. I can't make most of the local trf meetings because I work shifts so I've basically had to find them by myself. I thought it was going to be a big chore but it's something I actually really enjoy now.


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 Post subject: Re: Newby question easy access to maps
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:48 am 
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Try and get someone from you local group to take you out. Others works odd times or not at all :oops: so there is usually someone around at the right time.
You don't need to go to meetings to get involved but at least one visit to get your face known is always good.

My group is a manky 70 minute drive away so I rarely go but we have an active bunch of us who are a bit remote but still keep in touch with the proper group.

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 Post subject: Re: Newby question easy access to maps
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:51 am 
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andy63 wrote:
Well I just bought a load of secondhand ordnance survey map s off Amazon and poured over them over a few Weeks to find the 'byways open to all traffic'. I got the 'explorer' map as it is more detailed.
Also have a look on your local council site as they should have a list or map of all the legal rights of way,again you need to be looking at the 'Boat's . From there I just had a ride out to see if I could find any of them. After finding a couple of small ones I started linking them up,so basically you have to ride on roads to get to the next one. That's how I'm doing it and it's starting to come together. I can't make most of the local trf meetings because I work shifts so I've basically had to find them by myself. I thought it was going to be a big chore but it's something I actually really enjoy now.

Exactly how I started too, you do just have to be a bit more careful as you are generally on yer own on the recce stage....once you have riding buddies its gets far more relaxing and fun (up to a group size of 5 in my experience). Do remember to look for ORPAS on the map too...One TRF meeting and a phone number swap is the way to go being as nobody checks this forum very much anymore.
Doing it yerself is incredibly satisfying,in my opinion you get the real feeling of being the first person on the route and because there is only one of you, you generally don't get abuse (which, to be fair, I have only ever found very rarely).
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