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Le Tour & L’Eroica

Sizzling about this season!  2 fantastic international cycling events are visiting 2 of our favorite places.

Patriotism, accuracy, detail and retro design.  The L'Eroica map has everything for your visit to the Peak District.

Patriotism, accuracy, detail and retro design. The L’Eroica map has everything for your visit to the Peak District.

L’Eroica is a retro bike race where “how you look” is almost as important as how you perform!  We’re delighted to support this event with a dedicated map that has to be the most beautiful and patriotic I’ve ever seen from our in-house carto genius (I still can’t name him… let’s call him “The Stig“).  We’ll also have a stand there!  Come and meet us, but get your maps before hand to save the stampede!

Of course the biggest bike race in the world, The Tour de France visits us too!

Who are the most important people at the event? The Spectators!  And what do they hate the most?  Probably getting stuck in the utterly predictable traffic jams around the winding roads of the Dales.  Over the past few months the press has been full of dire predictions on the congestion issues associated with such events.    These can be particularly bad when roads are narrow and steep!  So the Yorkshire Dales and Peak District?

A winning position for our Yorkshire Maps!

A winning position for our Yorkshire Maps!

Okay, there are going to be problems.  It’s a concern we’ve shared with the organisers and we’re trying to help.

We’re encouraging you to leave your car behind and get on your bike! Our map series “Le Tour du Nord” is specifically cartographed by Steer Davies Gleave to highlight the best vantage points and the on & off road cycle routes between all the key points on the tour and surrounding area.  We’ve orientated the map sections so that the huge area of coverage can be fitted onto just four 72 x 72cm bandana sized SplashMaps.  The map is completely unique and uncluttered by branding, advertising and sponsorship nonsense you’ll find on inferior maps.  It’s also indestructible and makes a great accessory or picnic blanket!

On all these maps the message to retailers and visitors alike is “Get your orders in quickly!”  It’s less than 2 months away!

 

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