What a great weekend it was. The course scared the living hell of me but this is no surprise - it is a world cup track after all. As clarkson says, this should become a yearly event, however, I need to keep riding during the winter and learn learn learn how to jump, to do drops, i.e. to get familiar with being airborne.
Damage Report: 1 Bar end cap lost 2 pedals seriously scratched 1 Right arm barely moves - need to do x-rays very soon
This is what could be done. 20 riders (This is nothing compared to what an uplift can handle). 3 days riding (ample). 2 days driving (1 there and one back) with a light taster ride on the first (if there's time). 4 nights in a hostel (theres loads local). 1 van and 1 bus (means only 2 people have to drive at any one time, which means injuries don't have a big effect).
Right I've done me maths and this is how it looks.
Transit van (3 seats) £200 per week (for 20 bikes and some luggage) Minibus (17 seats) £500 per week (and the rest of the luggage) Fuel for both £500 driving from cheshire + £200 for London
Uplift £42 each for unlimited 1 year pass. (works out the same as 2 one day unlimited passes and cuts down on Paperwork) Hostel £17 per person per night.
Based on 4 nights (without food and booze) £155 driving from cheshire or £165 from London each.
Probably be less if we get some offers on passes due to mass bookings but a good price for what you get.