Any tips on tyre choice, clothing to wear, spares to carry, food and drink, etc. This will be my first HoNC and indeed my first mtb event since 1993!
Just doing the 50k route as i'm traveling down, riding and travelling back up north all in one day.
Weather forecast here.
Last year there was a pretty good refreshment stop provided at about 30km on the 50km route. Tea, cake, fruit etc. I used a camelbak but this year will have a bottle and a couple of emergency gels...
Tyres - use something that rolls on the road and cuts through mud. I'm running Schwalb Fast Freds at about 50psi. Spares - couple of tubes, puncture kit, pump and multi-tool. Usual ride stuff really
See you there - I'm planning on doing 50km too for same reasons as you. I'll bring the A-stars stuff for you