My focus must now be on what I have predictably called “Yorkshire 2009” (no change of website however!). And I am making good progress already. Thanks to the National Cycle Network, my route planning is more or less done for me. This probably won’t be the case next year when following the EuroVelo route to Brindisi.
Anyway, I have located two Ordanance Survey maps that are (almost) perfect. They come from the blue “Tour” series: numbers 13 and 4; “Oxfordshire & Berkshire” and “The Peak District & Derbyshire” respectively. They will get me from Reading through to the northern-most peak of Oxfordshire and then take over as soon as I reach Derbyshire. As the crow flies (according to Google Earth), this gap is about 40 miles. The twists and turns of a cycle path may add another 10 miles or so and bring it up to 50 miles, or about one day of cycling. The other bit of the route that would be missing is the final bit from Holmfirth to Elland but I can do that with my local knowledge!