How many of you have done it by yourself, was it worthwhile, sociable etc.
Dont really want to waste holidays if not really suitable for the single rider
I've done three GVBRs now, and will sign up again for 2010 in a couple of weeks. You can enter solo but you're never alone (well, unless you want to be, of course!)
You can chat with people as you ride, at rest stops and meals, at the bar and around the tents. You often end up with the same "neighbours" a few nights running and pretty soon you have a whole new bunch of friends.
At meals, you just sit at a table with a spare chair and say hello to the people around you - before long you find your conversation partners are just great people with an interest in cycling, and along on the GVBR for the hell of it. Anwhere from primary school kids to octogenarians!
I rate the GVBR as a fantastic social week with the benefit of some fun cycling!
Not a waste of leave by any definition....Just do it!