I bought a new handlebar bag pictured ready for our Yorks Dales trip next month. A bike book I have suggested that your luggage ought to be distributed with 40% at the front and the rest at the back. It's big enough for a flask of coffee and a waterproof jacket.
We tested it out doing a 15 mile ride to a pub (Old Swan at Swan's Bottom) last weekend.
I've booked our accommodation in the Dales at Grassington, Hawes and Masham.
Last Sunday Nicky and I cycled a 35 mile round trip from Aylesbury through the Chilterns for the Iain Rennie Hospice at Home charity with some work colleagues, and have so far raised £185 (See http://www.justgiving.com/esricycling). It was a nice day and we took our time and enjoyed the scenery. Here are some photos. Spot the Goodies style trandem.