Not all planners are the same. Different planners can give very different routes from A to B. Some prefer one, others another.I just need to find where it is I actually want to cycle to. Southwell, Derby and Loughborough come to mind but nothing else does. I don't know where to find ideas. I was looking at Google maps and found a place called Quorn.
As for where to cycle? There's inspiration on these fora - bridges, churches, memorials. What ever tickles your fancy.
I came across a blog over the summer where a lady cycled a lejog - virtually. She had a planned route, cycled x distance every day, researched and wrote up her blog as if she was x miles further along her "LeJog". It made her usual routes less boring.
I thought it was a fantastic idea! If you pick somewhere abroad you can enhance the whole idea with exotic food, wine, music at home!