It was ok. Came in at under 30 and there were complaints from the crew who felt cheated of half a mile.
Castleton, Sparrow Pit, Wash , Chapel Milton, Eccles Pike, Chapel, Dove Holes, Smalldale and back
Stonking downs, sublime views and a new cafe.
Glad to say all the other elements of a castle bike ride were there too: inappropriate comments, a tea shop, a lost person, and first-up-every-hill-Andrew wanting to take short cuts home.
3600ft of ascent.