I usually ride this clockwise. It's harder to get lost. Nice empty roads. Some stretches are quite curvy. Usually can do this whole route without ever having to pass a car. Great way to spend a couple of hours on a weekend morning, especially if you start with the breakfast buffet at the start/finish!
I took this pic along the White Store Ramble route. Reviewer is correct about the route, not much out there, some vistas like this one surprised me.