The start is at the northern end of Beacon Edge ( Penrith ) – near the road to Penrith Golf Club.
Initially we will be dropping down to Scotland road to join Thacka Lane / Drovers Lane to meet up with the route from Newton Rigg Campus as per BR 2015 A05 published ride.
Elevenses will be latish at Brough at 26 miles.
Lunch at Middleton in Teesdale could be quite late altough only 14 hilly miles from Brough.
The return leg to Penrith is some 42 miles from Middleton. There may be opportunities for tea at Garrigill ( at the George & Dragon ) or Hartside ( if in time – closes at 17:00 ).
The route is approx 83 miles with some 7270 ft of ascent ( 133 km with 2216 m ascent ).