Cycling all of Britain

Unique, long-distance OS map cycling adventures in 2022 and 2024

— LATEST POSTS —
Cardinal Spins 4: ENE – Day 1
The magic spinner chose East North East as the next ride out of Hathersage – and …
Cardinal Spins 3: SE – Day 3
A bonus moment on the Thames Clipper this morning On Tuesday, in a short break from …
Cardinal Spins 3: SE – Day 2: Wellingborough to Canary Wharf
Battersea Power station The day began in Wellingborough in promising fashion, as all days in Wellingborough …
Cardinal Spins 3: SE – Day 1: Hathersage to Wellingborough
The magic spinner told me I was going to cycle south east. This meant a trip …
— WHAT IS ‘RIDEALLTHEOSMAPS’? —

I’m Mark Wedgwood. During spring, summer and autumn of 2022, I cycled through all of Britain in a way nobody has (to my knowledge) done before: going through all 204 Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 maps – in numerically ascending order – from the top of Shetland to the bottom right corner of Cornwall.

It was a journey of over 7,300 miles, criss-crossing every part of England, Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man.

Read more about my 2022 adventure

In summer 2023 I cycled between the paired communities of Boring, Oregon, USA to Dull, Scotland. Read more at Boring to Dull – A very interesting bicycle ride across USA, Iceland and Scotland

Now, in summer 2024, I am embarking on my latest adventure: “Cardinal Spins”. I plan to cycle out from my home in Hathersage in the Derbyshire Peak District, to each of the 16 cardinal points of the compass – a journey of about 4,000 miles that will keep bringing me back home! Read more about that in my daily blog above.

Watch a short INTRO VIDEO about the 2022 Riding All the OS Maps adventure
Cardinal Spins – My 2024 adventure encompassing 16 unique journeys starting from my home in Hathersage, Derbyshire, UK