Tour de France in Brittany in July 2018! Interested?

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craftycockney
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Tour de France in Brittany in July 2018! Interested?

Postby craftycockney » 28 Jan 2018, 4:12pm

The TdF 2018 is starting in the Brittany area and I am intending to cycle there to hopefully watch 3 of the stages. The plan is to cross on the Plymouth to Roscoff overnight ferry (£44 each way basic cost!) on Sunday 8th July and cycle 60 miles to Quimper which is the finish for stage 4. I intend to camp there returning to Roscoff by Sunday 15th July. Ferry dates means that the train can be used to get to Plymouth.
I am a 60+ keen cycle club member and if any one is interested in joining me then please let me know (it would help getting approval from my nearest and dearest!).
Recently bought a Surly LHT for the purpose so can't wait to used it again after Sardinia last year! :D

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Re: Tour de France in Brittany in July 2018! Interested?

Postby reohn2 » 28 Jan 2018, 5:28pm

I'd book early if I were you :wink:
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Re: Tour de France in Brittany in July 2018! Interested?

Postby bretonbikes » 30 Jan 2018, 4:21pm

Just a thought but why not get a group together to stay here - forgive the two links but I've yet to sort the page out for the campsite proper. That way you get to see the most interesting stage in Brittany and are in reach of two others?

http://www.bretonbikes.com/homepage/cyc ... ec-in-july

http://www.campingdegouarec.com/clubs-and-groups

It's only 6€ to camp and I'd love to see a group come over?

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Re: Tour de France in Brittany in July 2018! Interested?

Postby Smuggs » 30 Jan 2018, 11:46pm

This is my first post/ reply, so hello cycling UK Forum!
I am in Cornwall and am thinking of getting a few friends interested in going over to Bretagne. We are close to Plymouth so quite handy.
I see that the stage ending in Quimper is the first of three in Bretagne. What are your plans for seeing the other stages. Are you going to cycle and camp in other locations besides Quimper?

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Re: Tour de France in Brittany in July 2018! Interested?

Postby Graham » 3 Feb 2018, 7:06pm

bretonbikes wrote:Just a thought but why not get a group together to stay here - forgive the two links but I've yet to sort the page out for the campsite proper. That way you get to see the most interesting stage in Brittany and are in reach of two others?

http://www.bretonbikes.com/homepage/cyc ... ec-in-july

http://www.campingdegouarec.com/clubs-and-groups

It's only 6€ to camp and I'd love to see a group come over?

It might be a nice idea to meet a few forum folk at at some sort of ad hoc rally @ Gouarec.
TdF timing or otherwise. . . . just saying . . . I'm not an organiser . . . . :wink: