Sunday's ride will start from The Cloisters, Kirkby Stephen at 0930.
The route will take us to Gunnerside via Mallerstang and Buttertubs, with lunch at The Ghyllfoot Tearooms after 26 miles. I have checked that the tearoom is open as the website indicated that they would close at the end of October and been assured they will in fact be open (just in case any of you checked!).
After lunch we will return home via Low Row and Tan Hill before descending into Keld and finishing via Lamps Moss and Nateby. The total distance will be 53 miles over a hilly terrain.
There are options to reduce the climbing if anyone wished to join us for lunch but would prefer a slightly less severe terrain by going straight to Gunnerside over Lamps Moss - I would suggest setting off from KS a little later than us (20-30 mins) - and returning to KS from Tan Hill via Winton.
The forecast at the moment is looking very good - ie white cloud, no wind and reasonable temperatures. What more could you want!
Hope to see you Sunday.