Better start thinking about our last National Event at Glentress in October 23rd - 24th.
So options for Accomodation can include camping and I recommend Rosetta Campsite in Peebles http://www.rosettacaravanpark.co.uk/
There is a bar etc on site and the delights of Peebles for food and drink at various price levels exists They have a rather good and quite large indian restaraunt . numerous B&B's/hotels etc are also available after a quick google search. There are also wooden Wigwams behind the Hub Cafe at the tress itself.
As for proposed ride I suggest on Saturday morning we climb to the radio mast by the Black route which has superb veiws, stopping at the free ride park on route then full red descent back to hub and lunch. Afternoon, full red ascent then Spooky for the second time but then switching to the full blue descent back to freeride park for more shenanigans, a go at boom or bust the secret single track old school bit then full blue descent back to the hub for afternoon tea. We then head to base for clean up, food and beer.
Sunday morning for anyone with any energy left is a visit to Innerleithen for its full red course or a bit of old school DH or even XC if we can work out a fun route. Lunch in some pub or cafe then all head home.
October could be cold and wet so sticking close to GT might be the best plan on both days but you never know.
Suggestions for tweaks and improvements welcome. However a suggestion of we should do this route or that, which has not been researched will not be entertained. I'd happily do the old DH course at Inners on the Sunday but this will not happen unless someone goes out and finds it and proves it can be run today !
Start saying your bit guys