One of the joys of riding around the region is the variety of terrain and routes so make sure you come prepared.
Dressing with layers and warm clothing is ideal, it’ll be cold on the descents, but you might need to strip down on the climbs.
Make sure for the ride you carry at least two water bottles and equipment to change a tyre should you have a blow out.
Make sure fill up your pockets and feedbag with HEAPS of food. It will be cold so you’ll burn calories fast.
There will be plenty of other riders around to help, but make sure you’re self sufficient.