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Belsay - Rothbury - Elsdon - Belsay

47 Miles

Start at Belsay on unclassified road 200 yds North of junction with the A696 and B6524. Proceed north on unclassified road via Bolam Lake to junction with B6343 (6.4 miles). Turn left to Scots Gap then first right (Riders take CARE) onto unclassified road to Rothley Crossroads (9.0 miles), and straight ahead to Ewesley Station, Coldrife, Forestburn Gate, Garleigh Summit (15.2m) and descend to Rothbury (17.6m). Bear left immediately after the bridge, past Rothbury church, and left again to Thropton. Bear left down bank to Flotterton at the end of village and bear left to Hepple (23.2m). Continue straight ahead to Bilsmoor timed climb. Proceed to Elsdon (29.2m) and turn left at the end of the village to climb the Gibbet (1:6 or 1:7). Proceed to Harwood Gate House (35.4m) and turn right onto B6342 for 1.5m where turn right and proceed to Knowesgate (38.5m). Turn onto the A696 towards Belsay. Half a mile north of Belsay take the slip road to the left and finish (47miles).

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