For the Friday, I will warn Marcia at the pub that there might be a few extra bodies for food, but not book tables, as people will be arriving at different times. I can always hook a laptop to the tv and cram a few in the lounge for a presentation.
It looks like we can have exclusive use of the restaurant at the pub for the Saturday night. This means that we can all have a meal and do any presentations in the same place, with Doom Bar on tap
Advance warning if you are considering joining the trail ride. While we all made it round last year, those with more road biased trail tyres did find it a bit tricky in places. I'm not sure which way I will go this year but I wouldn't expect conditions to be much different. If you're going shopping for tyres in the next few weeks I would strongly recommend something with a bit of bite. Tyre combo of choice locally is an enduro front and MT43 trials rear. While the MT43 is OK on the road and can last over 2k miles an enduro front isn't / won't. Good compromises would be something like pirelli mt21's, mitas E-09's or at a push a set of tkc80's, personally I like the E-09's. I also have rimlocks on my bike so I can drop the pressures right down for off road although these are not essential.