This year, we accompanied scheduled groups of riders on the route into Belgrave. I went with 3 groups (did 23 miles on the day!!), the largest being way over 150 riders. This took over 15 minutes to squeeze through the bottleneck by the Showman's Park at Bath Street) - quite scary in places; it's a bad stretch of NCN Route 6. Need to look at that, especially the unsafe gate at the end.
Had a good choice of hi-vis to wear on the day - SkyRide bib or SkyRide 'Event Staff' or Sustrans. Opted to wear the Event Staff one, but used my usual Sustrans jacket taped over saddlebag as a Sustrans advert!! Raised the usual questions - "What is Sustrans ..... " :-(
Talked to lots of riders returning to Watermead in the afternoon (while drying out in the sun at Birstall, and giving out more Sustrans leaflets). Several 5-year-olds cycled the whole 6 miles in from and out to King Lear Lake, as well as (at least) once round the central course: very creditable. Very few unhappy faces and only 1 lost child incident - quickly cleared up. Yes, a very good day.