Because of the weather outlook I have decided that the ride from Brough tomorrow will be somewhat shorter to avoid the heavy rain that is predicted around 4.00pm. This is particularly disappointing as Dick had offered us tea as we passed through Nenthead.
The route I propose therefore (subject to discussion with those that turn up!) is over to Middleton then Stanhope for lunch and returning over the St Johns Chapel road to Langdon Beck. This will still be 100km (63mi for those who went to school before 1970) and include 1900m of ascent so I hope you will still find it worth the epithet 'testing'. See you in Brough at 9.30 Sunday.