Last year I realised I lived nearer than I thought to the Peak District - and loved riding there a few times. I fancy trying the classic Edale/Jacobs ladder loop but worried it might be too much for me. Not in terms of distance or climbing but technically. How does the loop (esp descending Jacobs) compare to other Peak trails? I'm fine with Gores Farm, WLT, Cutgate. Potato Alley was good but close to my limits and TheBeast a no-no.
I don't mind walking a bit but prefer not to be pushing ages on the downhills. Given this is this route a doer for me and which way round to ensure I ride downhill and push up not the other way round?