Capital Trail now supported by Ordnance Survey and featured on PedalingNowhere, Bikepackersmag and more sites
As the inaugural ride comes closer, it is great to see such great exposure for the Capital Trail in advance. Thanks to Logan from PedalingNowhere for featuring the route, and Neil from Bikepackersmag who has featured it as well. There is also a great feature about bikepacking on ScotlandOutdoors, thanks to FionaOutdoors for helping with that.
While I was out riding the Carberry section on Monday again, planning a new route to connect Edinburgh with Peebles (for those who would like to ride off-road to Tweedlove), I bumped into Charlie Orr, who has ridden the trail already in its entirety, as he is not able to join the mass start on 13 June. Charlie is an inspiring character, and after being friends on Facebook for a while it was great to finally meet him. His account of the ride can be found here.
And there is more great news. Ordnance Survey, Britain’s mapping agency, has come on board to support the Capital Trail. OS will provide a free 3 month subscription worth £15.99 to all riders to the full range of OS leisure maps on their computer with OS Maps, the replacement for OS getamap. This three month subscription gives all riders unlimited access to Standard, Aerial, OS Explorer and OS Landranger Maps, unlimited printing and access to over 400,000 ready-made routes from other OS Maps users, Good Pub Guide, Country Walking and Trail Magazine, while the Capital Trail is also featured on OS Maps as well.