Further around the course at Tynemouth.
Following our preview of the earlier sections last week, we now move two third of the way round the course to the wooded hillside which will form part of the Trial on both days.
The furthest away from the start area on the anti clockwise loop, the group here will be in contrast to the rest of the sections on the open fells. There is no doubt that this hillside is steeper than our image of Clerk of the Course, Paul Battensby shows. About a fifteen minute walk from the start, organisers have a choice of sections here, which if wet, could be the decider on both days.
From this area riders will make there way back across the fells to the final group of sections which we also previewed earlier.
This is now a timely reminder that the entries for the event are open and close in two weeks time.