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by Cyclefrance
12 Jan 2010, 10:32am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: London 2 Paris in 24 hours?
Replies: 7
Views: 1724

Re: London 2 Paris in 24 hours?

I think I prefer the more leisurely approach, but that's just me

http://www.cyclefranceuk.com/cyclefrance2008/default.htm if you want to view our trip in 2008

Good luck with your express version!
by Cyclefrance
12 Jan 2010, 10:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cyclefrance's websites at new location!
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Cyclefrance's websites at new location!

Hello all. I've finally moved my websites from the old free geocities service (they closed it down in October last year) to a new hosting service with Webmania. The new address is http://www.cyclefranceuk.com I now have to add last year's trip - I've started buiding the site but expect it may take m...
by Cyclefrance
19 Aug 2009, 4:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: France - cycling advice
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: France - cycling advice

I'd just keep driving. The sole attraction of the northeast of France (unless you hug the border and dip into the Vosges etc) is the autoroutes that head to all the other nice bits. Why spend a valuable day pedalling through some flat fields when you could spend it in the Vercors or the Chartreuse?...
by Cyclefrance
19 Aug 2009, 4:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: France and HI-VIZ
Replies: 17
Views: 1249

Re: France and HI-VIZ

A slightly spurious connection, but whenever I see something about Hi-vis, I immediately have to point anyone concerned in the direction of my son's Hi-vis Trilogy, as performed by him during a marathon 18 hours he spent participating in an entertainment competition last year on BBC3. http://www.chr...
by Cyclefrance
16 Jul 2009, 2:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Family friendly parts of france
Replies: 11
Views: 640

Re: Family friendly parts of france

Baie de Somme mught suit as well - you could cycle from Calais (or take the train to Abbeville)- take the Eurotunnel Cycle Service across if you don't plan taking your bikes across on the back/roof of a car

http://www.geocities.com/cyclefrance2004
by Cyclefrance
17 Jun 2009, 4:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Paris
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Re: Paris

Cecile Bobrie who I mentioned before does self-catering now (although she more or less provided all the food we needed when we stayed last year!) Details now at http://www.bed-and-breakfast.la-france.org/html/gite922_1.htm Best to phone her rather than rely on email - she speaks excellent English
by Cyclefrance
26 May 2009, 1:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: London to Paris Help?
Replies: 11
Views: 2541

Re: London to Paris Help?

Hi - maybe I'm a bit late here, but have a look at the route we did last year at http://www.geocities.com/cyclefrance2008 - you can email me from the site if you have any questions.
by Cyclefrance
8 Apr 2009, 4:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: D940 Calais-Boulogne
Replies: 4
Views: 1154

Re: D940 Calais-Boulogne

Yep - the coastal road is busy and hilly.

Try our day 1 route from last year and strike west after a nice lunch at Wierre Effroy

http://www.geocities.com/cyclefrance2008/day1.html
by Cyclefrance
7 Apr 2009, 3:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike friendly hotel in Paris
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

Re: Bike friendly hotel in Paris

Might be a bit late, but if you want something a little different, try Cecile Bobrie's place http://www.geocities.com/cyclefrance2005/paris.html I see that the link to her entry in Sawdays French B&B is no longer active - try this one instead: http://www.chambres-hotes-france.org/Bed-Breakfast/c...
by Cyclefrance
3 Apr 2009, 12:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: First tour
Replies: 11
Views: 662

Re: First tour

Check out some of my tours of North France at http://www.geocities.com/cyclefranceuk , and please do email me if you want more info. You might find doing a part of the 2004 trip suits. There's also a 4-day one that we are doing this year that I can tell you about if you want. Good luck!
by Cyclefrance
27 Mar 2009, 4:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Touring and family holidays!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 824

Re: Cycle Touring and family holidays!!!!

Have a look at some of the holidays I have done - a good one for the children might be to take in the V1 and V2 rocket sites near St Omer. Then there's sand yachting aling the coast near Etaples (see 2004 trip for the area but without the yachting - we did do that pre 2003 though - as we did do the ...
by Cyclefrance
17 Feb 2009, 4:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Insurance for 4 month European cycling tour?
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Ifyou have house contents insurance you can usually get an extension to cover bicycles which will include travel abroad. I don't have any experience of cover for long stays away, but at the end of the day it's all down to an underwriter assessing the risk and calculating an appropriate premium for s...
by Cyclefrance
13 Feb 2009, 4:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Normandy
Replies: 7
Views: 542

try this website for Calvados info and some routes worth trying: http://www.calvados-tourisme.info/EN/ and the tourist routes section of the site at http://www.calvados-tourisme.info/loisirs/route_gb.php the second link gives you access to expanded info on different areas of interest
by Cyclefrance
13 Feb 2009, 4:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Normandy
Replies: 7
Views: 542

I checked this out in some detail as we were planning to do this area this year too (have since deferred for personal reasons). I worked out that best combination for us was: 1. Overnight ferry from Portsmouth to Caen 2. 3-4 days investigating the Calvados region (can't miss out on apple brandy!) 3....
by Cyclefrance
5 Feb 2009, 12:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: First cycle touring trip with family
Replies: 6
Views: 772

I always seem to come into these discussions late - still, you seem to have some time left for planning, so by all means check out my sites at http://www.geocities.com/cyclefranceuk . We were going to do the Normandy beaches this year, but we've changed plans and are now doing the V2 sites of northe...