Marmotte is also on my list of to dos. Not sure it'll be 2015 as have already started making plans for a couple of weeks riding in Andalusia starting July next year but will be good to hear how you're doing training wise Popsider- and how you do in the actual event of course!
I'll need to start getting out in the Peaks rather than taking the cushy roads close to home (Leicestershire/ Warwickshire/ Staffordshire - the flat parts of each county!)
Think you're correct about full route not being out yet MTri, guess there's lots of details to be worked out with the local councils etc but the provisional route looks good.
Looking forward to the closed roads, have only ever done these on London to Brighton and it made a big difference to usual sportives (disgruntled locals removing signage etc)
Hof Bear, have you looked at accommodation yet? (If needed) I started by having a casual look (what with it still being 8 months away) and noticed the city and bay area getting snapped up already. Have booked up now so will make a weekend of it seeing as will have to go and collect numbers/ chips from the expo anyway.