no newbie excuse now really with 25 and 50 mile options - you can enter on the line so get down there and have a good time! Check out the Bike-Events website for more details.
Are you using the Hybrid for the Artemis? I'm in training for it too and have been using a Specialzed Cross Bike and sticking mainly to roads. Not sure if will be able to handle the Gold Artemis route as there's some dodgy looking off-road sections. Toying with the front suspension MTB.I'm going for the 50 miles.........it's part of the training ahead of the Artemis Gold in Sep.
Recently bought a Boardman Team Hybrid and did 46 last week in 3hrs 11mins at 14.4mph avg - quite happy with that. Anyone confirm difficulty level of the route? Many hills etc?