This page has information to assist you with making sure you are ready to ride, that your bike is maintained properly, and then later that you can feel comfortable in riding in a group, and then move on with planning and cycling your own routes and tours


Advice from Martin Lee’s Stamina Building Rides
The Signals you might See, and the Calls you might hear, when riding with a Group
Setting up and maintaining your bike so it is ready to go when you are.
Including Route Planning websites and overcoming the mysteries of using a Garmin device (!).

Additionally there are Sample routes and a library of past rides

Thoughts on the factors to consider when planning a tour, and examples of previous Tour documents
And then when you are ready to go how to find a cafe en route, and how to find out about roadworks which could affect your ride. 
Help on taking your Bike on  a Train