It can be just as bad on a monday or friday.How much does first tracks play into it? It’s now both Saturday and Sunday and you don’t have to catch the tube to Bluecow.
I use to always arrive at 7:30am, get a park in the first few rows, eat breakfast in the car and take my time getting boots and gear on. I’d then trudge over to the V8 for first lifts at 8:30am.
Now if I go up on a weekend (even if the traffic wasn’t an issue) I’d leave an hour earlier with the same routine and be ready for first lifts at 7:30am.