FNRttC The Fridays' Tour, 2018

Discussion in 'CycleChat and Recreational Rides' started by mmmmartin, 1 Oct 2017.

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  1. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Not quite as near as my ferry port! For you, not sure how the overall distances compare…lot of miles in France probably better than a lot of miles in Blighty!
     
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  2. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Absolutely right. Gimme France anyday!
     
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  3. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Just had a look…308km from Calais to Lisieux. Bit of a drive!!
     
  4. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Considering we do Deal to Turin or Deal to Fort William in one go it’s no distance. Some people ride bikes that far ;-)
     
  5. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    This person has…
     
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  6. Tacey

    Tacey Well-Known Member

    Thanks Martin. Happy to do likewise a la nostril travel (is that another way of saying, "follow your nose"?^_^
     
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  7. Tacey

    Tacey Well-Known Member

    Thank you!
     
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  8. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    …and I've just amended the bookings. I'll be going home Friday night from Ouistreham (1630 ferry). I could have gone for the 2200 overnighter and join you all for all the last day's riding, but then I'd want a cabin & I'd still have to miss The Last Supper. Reason for amendment: Ministry gig in the smoke Saturday night. I've never missed a London show from them, and the last one was one of the best. That or sitting on the boat wishing I was there? No contest.
     
  9. OP
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    mmmmartin

    mmmmartin Random geezer

    In researching travel arrangements for The Tour in July, it seems the fast ferry (Brittany Ferries hydrofoil-like thing) from Portsmouth to Cherbourg may be an attractive option for some.

    Going out on the first Saturday is a 9am departure from Portsmouth, arrive Cherbourg at 1pm which gives time for trains to Lisieux.

    For the return journey, a train on the final Saturday morning from Lisieux to Cherbourg (change at Caen) would allow you to be on the 5pm out of Cherbourg, arriving at Portsmouth at 7pm in time to be sure of trains into London and perhaps beyond. Taking the afternoon ferry from Caen makes it a bit tight to get into London and certainly makes travel beyond London very late.

    An alternative might be to do an overnight crossing from Caen and this would allow you to ride to Caen if you wanted.

    Quite a few have signed up for the email updates only recently so will have missed the Tour details: there'll be an update soonish.
     
  10. Nick Saddlesore

    Nick Saddlesore Well-Known Member

    Location:
    London
    SNCF are having 'perturbations' at irregular intervals for at least the next three months. Presumably they close for summer holidays after that.
     
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  11. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    Which trains will run is being announced on www.sncf.com at 17h the day before. This seems a big dispute.
     
  12. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

    You have another contact via the website form with an observation you might want to address reasonably swiftly.
     
  13. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

    Most urgent observation addressed swiftly - thank you @mmmmartin
     
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  14. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    I'm sticking with the ferries I've already booked via Caen. Riding from Cherbourg to Lisieux doesn't appeal that much, as as for the end of the week, I am not going to miss that gig! Remember that mad rush after Bordeaux all too well…
     
  15. OP
    OP
    mmmmartin

    mmmmartin Random geezer

    The strikes should be over by the time we go.

    *should*
     
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