clockwise for the full loop. the trail is cut up badly in places especially around studely allthough you don,t get to close the trail belwo is still muddy but nothing to serious.
the bontys would be better for the typre of terrain.
i would set off early allowing for regular stop as this is a monster 6 hour ride for the fit.
hills & lots of them. also hebden is a great place for the main stop as food/drink are plentyfull. or check out the robin hood inn @ pecketwell for a nice shandy & beef sandwich.friendly staff too.
keep the pressure around 40 psi & above as the trail can be unforgiving on tubes on the fast downhills.