Tour de Bullecourt Registration

The key points for the proposed Tour de Bullecourt Cycle Tour are as follows:

Departure – Sunday 30th April 2017
Return – Saturday 6th May 2017

Outline Itinerary

Sunday 30/4/17
Meet 7am Shurgard for cycle to Canterbury/Ashford – approx. 60-65 miles
Stay overnight – proposed hotel to be confirmed (booked and paid for by each individual) or possible camping in Mark Hancock’s sisters garden nearby.

Monday 1/5/17
Cycle Canterbury/Ashford to Dover for midday ferry to Dunkirk – approx. 25-30 miles
Arrive 2:30pm local time
Cycle Dunkirk to St Omer area – approx. 25 miles
Stay overnight – proposed hotel to be confirmed (booked and paid for by each individual)

Tuesday 2/5/17
Cycle St Omer area to Arras – approx. 45 miles
Stay overnight – proposed hotel to be confirmed (booked by each individual) – see note A below

Wednesday 3/5/17 (centenary of Capt Montague Calders death)
Cycle to Bullecourt, visit battle field, cemeteries and WW1 memorials – around Arras/Bullecourt/Vimy approx. 40miles
Stay overnight

Thursday 4/5/17
Cycle circular route towards Belgium – Arras/Roubaix approx. 40 miles
Stay overnight – proposed hotel to be confirmed (booked by each individual)

Friday 5/5/17
Cycle circular route towards Dunkirk – possible Roubaix/Bruges (40 miles) and/or Roubaix/Ypres and Menin Gate (30 miles)
Stay overnight – proposed hotel to be confirmed (booked by each individual)

Saturday 6/5/17
Short cycle to ferry port for 2pm return ferry to Dover
Cycle/train to London – details to be decided at later date

Note A – it is proposed to stay in the same hotel for the Tuesday and Wednesday nights, allowing the Wednesday days riding to be without luggage.

Note B – during the meeting, a number of people present proposed to return to the UK on the Wednesday afternoon/evening by splitting off from the Anerley BC group and cycling to Lille to get the Eurostar train back.

Important Info

To get the best ferry fares, we need to book sooner rather than later and as a group booking. It is proposed to ask for confirmation of your intention to join the ride to Bullecourt and for a deposit to be paid equal to the return (or single) fare of £45. Once you have confirmed we will ask you to make a payment to Brian to enable the club to book the ferry crossing(s) on your behalf.

All hotel bookings will be done as individuals, but once we have chosen a suitable hotel at each stopover point, we will try and negotiate a group rate to help keep costs down.

If you choose to return to the UK via Eurostar, alternative ferry route or other means, the planning/booking and payment of these arrangements will be for you to resolve.

Whilst this is an Anerley BC trip, this is not an organised tour and as such you would be responsible for your own food, drink, hotel accommodation, costs, expenses and we urge you to have appropriate insurance (medical, travel liability etc) in place for the duration of the trip and in case you decide to cancel later on.

Updates and any questions? Go here: https://anerleybc.org/forum/

REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE TOUR NOW (Even if you have registered ‘interest’ earlier).

This information is necessary for Steve to book the ferry tickets. This will close on Tuesday January 31st. Don’t miss out! Reply to this email if you need more information.