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.
FerrousFerret, think you'll see some changes- MTB trail, lake for OW swimming, road race leagues, tri training and open night track nights. Just gone into the autumn calendar so waiting to see what that will bring.
popsider, must be easy peasy when you head out this way for a change from the Peaks!