How tough and long should National Status rides be. (given they're aimed at the general rider)
They seem to max around the 20miles length?
Over to Vern for that one.
Not to stop you doing 30mile, you'll be crying at the end rides while eating bombay mix. Just curious what rules have been set by drystonepaul ?
Nationals can be as tough as you want, just depends on how fit you are....
Most Nationals are between 20/25 miles, but its not as easy as saying a 30 mile ride
is harder than one thats 15 miles, there are factors like how much climbing and how technical the riding is and so on....
As far as rules from Paul about nationals.... Never seen anything that says how long a national should or shouldn't be,
But I wouldn't put a ride on knowing it was going to make most people suffer.
And don't forget this is a recce not the final ride......