RJS wrote:Slightly off at a tangent but, horizon, there are two Dartmouth/Kingswear ferries the higher one is the cheaper, 50p. It was actually free to cyclist for a while after they introduced their new bigger, faster ferry.
Kingswear to Dartmouth costs £4.50 for a car for a distance of 200 metres. That's £22.50 per km. Brittany Ferries charges (let's say) £400 to Spain from Plymouth. That's 800 km (approx) or 50p per km (very approximate figures). Cycle prices are fine (except as usual in both Dartmouth and on BF four cyclists cost more than four adults in a car AFAIK).
What I'm saying is that Brittany Ferries sail from the western end of the channel which means the distances are much much greater. This makes BF prices seem high, but for the distance travelled they aren't bad.
My gripe with BF (and they aren't the only ones) is how they handle bikes and multiple bike pricing. The bike ban was very real.