I had originally planned to take my tent on the ride when I entered but had the good fortune to win a competition in the West which included the sleep easy accommodation.
It definitely made the ride hassle free and I was impressed with the tents provided. Plenty of room and they kept the elements and sunlight out. This almost allowed for a sleep in on a couple of days. We took our own airbed which was a good thing because the sleeping mats weren't that comfy.
The efficiency of the contractors in putting up and taking down "Club Med" each day was great. Just walk in at the end of the ride and collapse in the tent and spread out. Thanks guys.