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delicious thoughts for May 17th from 09:36 to 09:36:

I’ve flown the route

Call me a geek if you like, but I imported the route of my sponsored ride through the Yorkshire Dales, planned for next week, into Google Earth. So now I feel I’ve gained a whole new perspective on the roads I’ll be cycling to raise money for Riding Lights.

If you would like to fly with me click on the map below and then export it to a kml file. Double click the saved file and if you have Google Earth installed on your computer you see it traced out on the satellite image. Click play and start to fly. Watch the elevation read out under the map as you traverse the hills – just to gain some idea of where I’ll be feeling the pain. Click here to sponsor me

Home for dinner

I resisted the temptation to ride too far – despite the sunshine. Tonight’s training was 21.6 miles.

I’ve been looking at the maps to take note of the route of the Yorkshire Dales Cycleway, but see I need the Yorkshire Dales Western Area map too. I bought a specialist map of the route from Harvey’s. It’s not too impressive. The route of the cycleway is marked on the OS Outdoor Leisure maps so I’ll probably use those on my ride.

I’ve booked a B&B in Hawes for the overnight stay all I need now is a praking place in Grassington.