My week this week: Maps

This week there was an obvious choice of word to sum up my week - and that is maps - mainly because it seems I've had my head in and out of them all week.


This week I've been planning our Easter cycle trip. The high level plan was to cycle around Lincolnshire somewhere and to end our trip at Hunstanton in Norfolk and the purpose is to test living out of a couple of panniers.  Because if we can do that for a few days in March here, then we'll easily be able to do it for longer in the summer in France. Well that's the theory anyway.

I'd been planning a Sleaford - Grantham - Newark-on-Trent - Lincoln - Sleaford route, but as I looked into it further I discovered an alternative route which seemed a better option. Instead of the four towns there were just three and it was a more circular route. There's less cycling miles, but it means we can stay two nights in one of the towns and get to see some of it while we're there.  

The route we've decided on is Grantham - Melton Mowbray - Newark-on-Trent - Grantham, and I think it's a happy accident that this route materialised during National Pie Week.  As soon as I mooted the route change to MOH he was sold!  The more eagle-eyed amongst you might have spotted the deviation from the master plan too; there's a lot less Lincolnshire in this route and that's replaced with some Leicestershire and some Nottinghamshire, so this trip will become our three county ride!

With the change of route I also found myself hastily checking the maps I'd bought much earlier in the year in anticipation. But thankfully the towns we're planning to visit are covered and no new map purchases are needed. Phew.

The final map for this week isn't mine at all, but for part of Team Honk who are raising money for Sport Relief by taking part in a London Museum Dash and seeing how many they can visit on Saturday 20 March. They'd love your support - even if it's only a pound or two - so if you can join me supporting them they'd be very grateful. 

How's your week been?

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