Toying with the idea of doing this ride, this weekend. But I am altogether bamboozled by the logistics. I am not about to part with £24 to get a coach back. Although it maybe seems like value for money, the ride is £17.50. It is a ride, not a race and not closed roads. It seems an awful lot of money to have a few drinks stations and bike mechanics.
The trains will not take bikes either.
So, if anyone has done it in the past and has any quirky (or not so quirky, just down right sensible) suggestions, then fire away.