i took part last year and it was a little poor, we had to rack our bikes the day before and where given a time to turn up to do so when we got there the racking wasnt even ready and a large group of us spent 2 hours helping with the set up, im more than happy to do this but should really have been done in time.
also the man running transition was like a miny hitler with his manchester commonwealth games gear on he had me up the wall.
as for race day totaly different story everything was spot on and well organised also i think its a fantastic course. transistion is small tho and entering after your race while others are racing is almost impossible.
if you do race you get a list of parking which is cloased till long after the race and one which is a 30 min walk which stays open, my advice is come to the closet car park as it opens straight after the race even tho it says it doesnt they open up the back road so you can get through.
all in all great experience,
if your looking for others in the area there is liverpool, capethorne and in north wales take a look at slateman and sandman also really good events