Subject to weather conditions, I intend to lead the ride as published. However if some of back lanes are icy ( as they probably are to day ), I may cut out the routes through sheltered lanes and cut out the 11's stop at Wetheral. I would take a more direct route to the lunch stop at Plumpton using treated roads or ones with some that have traffic flow in the A6 / M6 corridor. The route planned is 38 miles ( slightly more than published ). I hope conditions permit completion of the full ride and hope to see some of you at the start.