My suggestion is that we commandeer the Woodbine Cafe in Hope for the weekend ride - it sleeps 19 people in total with a variety of accommodation to suit, is perfectly situated for our riding needs and has the best cafe bar none in the area.
Map: http://www.woodbine-hope.co.uk/siteinfo ... ind_us.pdf
It is very cheap at £30 pounds per person per night - however, I am advised that few places take single night bookings in the area, so we are obliged to pay for two nights even if some of us don't use the facilities. Maybe those travelling from afar wishing to arrive on the Friday, like Gus last year for example, will prefer two nights anyway; or maybe you will want your room later on Sunday to clean up after a second ride..?
Can I have a show of commitment(via PM) to this option (or not) to assess whether I should reserve some or all of the rooms - as they are currently vacant (as of Friday).
I will PM all those that expressed an interest in the initial event thread too.
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