The Club is planning a trip to France (Rouen) from 10th June to 15th June 2018. This is slightly longer than usual to accommodate the longer ferry trip.
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There has been a good response to this trip and I am sure everything will be fine. Unfortunately the ferry company will not confirm availability until their new timetables come out mid December. I do not think there will be any problem, but if you want to book the hotels early make sure you get a booking that can be cancelled or wait until the ferry company (DFDS) confirm our crossing. I will let everybody know as soon as I can.
The ferry will be leaving Newhaven at 09:00 Monday 11th June. (To be confirmed when new timetables come out) We will need to meet in the dock at 07:30 to be sure of sorting everything out.
I do not think it will be possible to arrive on time if you get a train on the Monday morning especially as the trains to Newhaven require a change somewhere. There is a Premier Inn at Newhaven and I suggest we all stay there for the night before.
The ferry will be arriving in Dieppe at 14:00. It is just over 40 miles from Dieppe to Rouen, and fairly flat, so it is quite doable by all riders.
If anybody does not feel up to the ride there is an excellent train service from Dieppe to Rouen (about 12 Euros) every half hour.
The return ferry leaves Dieppe on Friday 15th June at 12:30 (check in closes at 10:15) and arrives in Newhaven at 15:30. (To be confirmed when new timetables come out).
We will need to spend the Thursday night in Dieppe in order to catch this ferry.
This means you will be able to get a train home at a sensible time or if you are feeling fit you could cycle home.
The ride from Newhaven to Sevenoaks is only about 45 miles so quite reasonable.
There are many hotels in Rouen. I recommend the
IBIS at Rouen Centre Rive Gauche Saint Sever Hotel link to website
Also there is Ibis budget Rouen Centre Rive Gauche nearby link to website
As in previous years you will be responsible for booking your own hotel accommodation and organising any sharing you may wish to do. There is a system on the web site for notifying who you intend to share with to help those looking for sharing partners. Click here
There are several suitable hotels in Dieppe all fairly close together:-
ibis Dieppe Val Druel Hotel link to website
Hotel F1 link to website
Balladins link to website
B&B Hotel DIEPPE link to website
Sun 10th June: B Ride to Newhaven
Sun 10th June: A ride to Newhaven
Group Rides and Leaders
Routes and leaders are subject to update/amendment as we approach our date of departure!!
Ride from Dieppe to Rouen (40 miles suitable for all groups) ride
Ride Ideas around Rouen
Ideas for consideration
Members attending the ride. Click here
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