Adding to the fervor and excitement from Brendan's last few posts (of which I can assure you he is not the only one expectantly awaiting Friday evening) I can let you know that there will be several kind folks manning neutral/pre-ride support tents on the evening.
So if your hastily thrown together hoopty starts backfiring or your race-bred steed needs a shoe change don't be afraid to ask for help. They all know their stuff and will save you bringing your full toolkit with you*
There will also be a few of our sponsors showing off their wares so in the midst of your cheering, heckling and new friend making be sure to see what they have to offer.
*If you are running anything french and it breaks... you are likely on your own!