The ride will start from the Sycamore Tree Cafe, Longtown at 10.30am The cafe is on the main street at the junction with Bank Street and is on the left when coming from the Carlisle direction. There is ample parking in Bank St. Because the route is short, we will be having refreshments before we set off so be there by 10am unless you are happy to go without. The cafe opens at 9am. If you want breakfast I suggest you phone beforehand tel 01228 791919 as the cafe can be busy. I expect some members will ride to Longtown from home.
The route itself is mostly fairly flat and uninspiring but there are a few minor undulations to prevent riders getting too bored. The forecast at the moment is for it to be dry and frost-free. The pace I anticipate will be 11-12mph. Lunch will be at 18 miles at the the Cross Keys Inn, Canonbie where you can get a bar meal. The total distance will be about 34 miles. I look forward to seeing some of you on the ride.