Hello, Dean here. Does anyone from the club fancy joining a cycle touring trip to see the Tour de France in Brittany?
The plan is as follows:
Friday 10 July: Congregate at Poole ferry terminal at 8:30am and take 9:30am ferry across to St Malo (stopping at Guernsey for lunch). Arrive in France and cycle to nearest campsite.
Saturday 11 July: Ride west and see the TdF at the Mur de Bretagne. Ride south to another campsite.
Sunday 12 July: Watch the team time trial somewhere between Vannes and Plumelec. Ride north east after it finishes to another campsite.
Monday 13 July: Ride to St Malo for 11am to get midday ferry. Stop in Guernsey for lunch. Arrive back in Poole in early evening.
Condor Ferries are currently offering a return trip with bike for £65. Campsites, if memory serves, are another £10 or so per night. Your car would need to be left somewhere in Poole. We will just be taking the bikes on the ferry. Various cheap lightweight tents and sleeping bags are available at outdoor stores. I have carried all this on a standard road bike before (using P clips) to mount a rack.
If you’re interested, book yourself onto the ferry and let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org). This should be a good laugh 🙂