Anyone got any tips?
Don't fanny about on the road start; you need to be as far forward in the bunch as you can be to avoid any bottlenecks.
There is a nasty road climb on the way out, grit your teeth and get on with it.
Be careful going over cattlegrids; they get very, very slippy.
Simon Fell is the steepest thing you have ever, ever, ever walked up. Ever.
Get on your bike as quickly as you can, riding on anything but the climbs is quicker than walking.
Let it go on the descent, you'll pass lots of people.
Eat as much as you can on the first road section after Simon Fell, then another stiff climb, then get in a group or with someone else to the bottom of Whernside.
Whernside is the longest set of steps you've ever walked up. Ever.
Get on your bike as quick as you can at the top of Whernside, but don't be a hero; it's a long way down and you don't need to fall at the top.
The descent of Whernside is where you need 65+ psi, use your skills, keep your eyes open.
Eat on the track at Ribblehead.
Ride with others down to Pen-Y-Gent.
Pen-Y-Gent is the last hill, but you still have to get up and down it.
You can let it all hang out on the way down; the road section to the finish is dead easy.
Other tips: 65+ psi. Camelbak. Gels. Gloves. Grit.
One last tip: Your race is important, but not more important than stopping to help someone, or to make sure they get help.