Here is a map with pictures on it, showing my cycling ride from London to Edinburg. I tried to keep on National Cycling Route 1 – this option was provided by Google Maps more clear then from any other sources.
All online “roads” lead to Sustrans, where you are offered to buy a bunch of paper maps, which I would never do on many reasons, unless they create an app. The National Cycling Route 1 isn’t a specially developed trail and often goes with traffic, but further to the North it becomes better and better. Anyway the drivers in UK accept the fact that cyclists have some rights on the roads, that makes cycling even with traffic still enjoyable. The cars stay and wait while you are passing roundabout! Speed limits also help a lot. Nobody hoots, just rustles behind you before it will be a space for overtaking.
Where I sleep
Mostly in the tent on a pubs’ or hotels’ backyards out of the towns. It moves my sleeping hours to the later night till later morning, but it gives me safety. And nice bathroom!