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                                 O2P2021

Thursday July 15th – Monday 19th 2021

 

 https://youtu.be/pFkD9fZmRow

 

https://youtu.be/0hUBFg7G270

 

Hi All,

 

2021 hopefully ( COVID restrictions dependent )  will now be  our 10th anniversary  year riding to Paris from Oxshott.

 

The route will be the same as  previous years   via Portsmouth and ferry to Caen. Up the coast through Deauville and Honfleur and across country to Rouen. Third day is via Giverny and Monet’s garden into Paris. Distances/elevation are the same –

 

Day One          113.6km / 1794m   O2P2019DAY1              Categorised climbs – Cote de Staples  Cat 2  /  Cote de Sampleoak  Cat 2  /  Cote de South                                                                                                               Downs  Cat 1

Day Two          133.4km / 923m     O2P2019DAY2               Butte de Houlgate Cat 1  /  Cote de Hennequeville  Cat 2  /  Cote de la                                                                                                                                                 Brehellarie  Cat 1  /  Cote de Jean Jaures Cat 2

Day Three       151.8km / 1331m   O2P2019DAY3               Cote de Camille Cat 2  /  Les Monts d’Amphreville  Hors Cat   /  Cote des Cretes  Cat 1  /  Cote                                                                                                          de Meulan  Hors Cat  /  Mont Valerian  Cat 1

 

We have categorised the climbs which  are between 1km and 4km long and vary in gradient with one ramp of 18% on the Butte de Houlgate and we will have a KOM and a QOM . Please note – the categories are in relation to the event and not equivalent to those on le Tour so don’t fret.

All the routes are available to see on ridewithgps.com via the links above and both TCX and GPX files are emailed out to riders for those that have Garmins.

 

Turn by turn cue sheets are also available.

 

Riders are grouped according to average speed  and each group has a rider who has previously ridden to Paris with us and at least two Garmins. There are also  ride captains  leading each group riding out on the road.

 

The support vehicles shadow the riders – one with each group.

 

There will be several advice and support emails counting down the days to the trip including info on weather, clothing, equipment etc.

 

We are finishing on Saturday 17th  in the centre of Paris at The Arc de Triumph/Champs Elysees and then onto the hotel this year Ibis Tour Eiffel Cambronne via Place de la Concorde and Eiffel Tower. I have stayed here previously on a London to Paris 24 hour ride and 24 hours back challenge with Coutts.

 

We will watch the tour finish again on the Sunday 18th and those that want to can join us and ride around Paris on the Sunday and ride part of the final stage.

 

We intend to grab the corner close to where we came out of the metro early with views of the finish, screen and podium near the photo above.

 

Bikes and bags will be returned in the vans via Eurotunnel again and riders will come back eurostar Monday afternoon and collect bikes and bags in Oxshott.

 

Groups  will leave at 0600/0630/0700 again on the Thursday and get the afternoon ferry to Caen. We plan to stop at Roko again which is 2km  from the terminal where we can shower, change and there will be a buffet and  you can  also order lunch if you prefer. We will then ride the short distance to the terminal and ride our bikes onto the ferry. You can eat and drink on the ferry as well.

 

In France  we will ride off and ride  to our hotel  next to  the terminal  where  breakfast is included.  

 

First come first served on the single rooms. There is an extra cost to the trip for single occupancy.

 

In Rouen we have booked this year the Ibis Rouen Parc Expos next door to the Novotel as the Novotel is not taking bookings but this might change.

 

Dinner and breakfast included on  Friday morning, Friday night, Saturday morning and Saturday night, Sunday morning and Monday morning.

 

There will be  support vehicles/vans with  – mechanic support  and osteopath/physio  support .

 

There will be energy bars / gels / powders / water / bananas / jelly beans  available en route.

 

Lunch each day is extra and optional – we usually stop in Lodsworth outside the pub for either a quick lunch or sandwiches from the farm shop. We take lunch on the quayside in Honfleur on Friday and Giverney on Saturday.

 

Sunday lunch and dinner are extra as we  normally eat out in Paris.

 

COST – same as 2019!

 

£995    –           twin room/double – two sharing – cost per person.                                        

£1295    –         single occupancy – cost per person.                                   

 

Deposit on booking required please – £500

 

Balance payable March 31st  2021

 

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We will update you regarding travel requirements in good time as we receive them from our travel agents.

 

Ride on.

 

David Butler

48PTC Cycle Tours and Events

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