Most of you will know the name Heather Dawe as that of the winner of the 2008 3 Peaks. Well Heather’s launched a kickstarter project for a new book about cycling in Yorkshire and, since there will be a chapter about “the crazy and wonderful Three Peaks Cyclo-Cross”, this qualifies…! Go and back Heather’s project here

My current project – A Cycling Year – takes its inspiration from an old map and my love of writing, painting and cycling in Yorkshire. Around 15 years ago I was walking through a flea market in Hawes up in Wensleydale after a particularly wet and windy mountain bike ride. Flicking through some old books and maps, I found a copy of Bartholomew’s Sheet 6: Wharfedale. I love maps and live in Otley in Wharfedale and was excited to find this one. Printed in 1938 and bound on cloth, this map was aimed at cyclis