Please be aware that the planned route is just over 50 miles and has around 4,000 feet of elevation gain. As there will be no firing on the Otterburn ranges the route will take in sections of both the Burma Road and Chevy Chase audaxes, including the '50K challenge', as well as some of the quietest and most scenic lanes north of Rothbury. Speed will be determined by the terrain which, in the first 20 miles in particular, will be hilly with several sections of extended climbing varying from gradual to more severe. The return route will be easier but with some short and steep climbs. This is unavoidable but worthwhile to visit such a scenic area. I am hoping to be back at Rothbury by about 3pm.
Whilst I don't want to discourage anyone, this is not a route suitable for beginners and is intended for those who are comfortable with previous C rides or Slower Medium group on a Saturday. If you fancy coming along - or aren't sure or have any questions - please contact me via the forum, PM or Facebook. Hope to see you at Rothbury on Sunday.