Give it a few weeks and I should get my fancy brevet card back with a suitably cocky medal.
Ride was mixed. Felt like there was nothing in my legs for the first 150km and considered packing on more than one occasion. Given I hadn't really been watching the time, and it felt like I was crawling along at a snail's pace, it was nice to arrive at the second-to-last control and be told we still had 5.5h to ride the last 50km. Not sure if it was that news, a bit of a sit down, the rider in SPD sandals or the three dark choc cookies but things seemed to get a lot easier after that.
Glorious light on the way up and over Cragg Vale. The ~9km descent was a nice way to finish the ride.