Theres a couple of us I think. Not too sure what the crack is yet re meeting before the hotel. I'll pm a couple of people and see if we can't sort sumet
Edit: If you're heading up the m6 Im assuming you're then going to hit the 62 from there? Could meet at Birch Services (between j18 and 19) and carry on from there. Would be on the way for me, you and probably Nige if he's coming from Chorley way.
Well distance-wise from Birch to the Hotel we'd be looking at setting off from the services no later than 11am ideally. Puts us there for 11.30 with us leaving the hotel with the rest of them no later than 11.45.