Ypres: 2017

Important Information

Final Arrangements for trip to Ypres
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Click here for printable details
Click here for printable check list


Group Rides and Leaders
Routes and leaders are subject to update/amendment as we approach our date of departure!!

A Group
These are being organised by Barry. The rides to and from the ferry will be at B+ pace and it is expected that A and B+ riders will ride together.
52 miles   (to Hotel recommended route for B+ & A riders)
56 miles  (from Hotel to Dunkirk for A and B+ riders)
The rides on Tuesday and Wednesday will be at A pace, albeit B+ rides are welcome.

B+ Group
It is expected that B+ riders will ride to and from the hotel together with the As. On Tuesday and Wednesday B+ riders are welcome to join the As or Bs – or sort out their own rides.

B Group
For the first part of the ride on Monday the Bs and Cs will ride together led by Ken. At some stage the group will separate with the Bs continuing under the leadership of John Thompson, See Route here
A similar arrangement will apply on the return journey on Thursday when the Bs will be led by John and leave later and join the Cs part way along the route.  See route here
Tuesday’s ride will be led by Ken
Wedneday’s ride is being organised by Cliff/Di

C Group
Ken will assume responsibility for leading the Cs on both Monday and Thursday. Activities on Tuesday and Wednesday will be arranged amongst themselves.
It should be noted that the ride to the hotel is 40+ miles and, although flat, good weather and helpful winds cannot be guaranteed. Riders must satisfy themselves that this can be achieved in a reasonable time.

Ride Ideas around Ypres
Ideas for consideration

To Bruges  33 mile each way
Armentiers, Lille, Roubais, Passchendaele 52 miles (As Wednesday)
(opportunity to visit Passchendaele museum )
Armentieres and Poperinge 40 miles
Passchendaele Menen round trip 36 miles
(opportunity to visit Passchendaele museum )
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/4150057  43.6m
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/3343757  40.4m
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/5793671   32.3m
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/7877473  40.1m

Group Hotel: Gasthof ‘t Zweerd
This is the link to their website .
For individual room bookings see the attached schedule.

Ferry Bookings
Outbound :-      Monday  DVDK 12/06/2017 10:00
Homebound:-  Thursday  DKDV 15/06/2017 18:00

Members attending the ride.

Contact Barry at  reply  to this mail  ID=1

Two documents supplied by the ferry company for information.
DOV-GD-032 Cyclist Group Leader Safety Instructions – Rev004
Bicycle Leaflet



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  1. Brian Slade

    Barry – please could you include Kami Luscombe, Brian Wood and myself (Brian Slade) in the Club Meal on Wednesday 14/06/2017 – many thanks