I was advised by a friend to get Endomondo on my phone to keep a track of my rides. Endomondo uses a GPS signal to follow your route and therefore works out your speed. Today we just did a 2 mile ride to see how it worked, from the details I now know that we walk at 4mph. In future I will use Endomondo on each of the training rides to get an accurate distance and speed.
A couple of days ago I requested some leaflets on the Pennine Bridleway and recieaved them in the post today, they have some really good maps on the which will come in very useful for planning my route through the Pennines. For more info on the Pennine Bridleway: www.nationaltrail.co.uk/penninebridleway