I went on the Sunday too! I had to go on my own as no one else was free , but I met up with some friends of friends, really long ride, took me about 3 hours to get there! And the waiting around was rubbish!
No, I got a great deal on some Sidi vert 2 at my local shop. in fact i got them free as the job I was doing gave us free vouchers which I engineered to get the shop to take them for all my biking needs!