Please sign-up if you are interested to join us on the 8th Bedford to Paris cycle ride, on the bank holiday weekend at end of May.
There will be 2-3 ride groups (max 8 in each). 1 "social" pace, 1 or more "intermediate pace" and possibly a "fast" pace (if there is a desire).
Support cost £110 each (based on 16 participants - may be an adjustment if fewer people sign-up). This cost will be payable by 31st December 2018.
Estimates of other costs are detailed below. You will be responsible for arranging hotels and ferries etc. yourself ( I will provide links in due course).
Routes can be found on the Repository (just search "B2P"). An alternate Day 1 is in the making.
Here are the links for the hotels for those who have signed up for Bedford To Paris 2019.
DAY 1 - Maidstone - 25th May 2019
Premier Inn Maidstone (Allington) hotel
About £65 for a twin or double room. Don't forget to add your breakfast (£9.50). Choice also of a meal deal if you want it. Book both extras when you reserve the room.
Strongly recommend the flexible option, so you can cancel (up to 1pm of the day of stay).
We have also the option to stay at Leybourne, about 5 miles up the A20, but Allington is £30 cheaper, and iCycle are not banned from Allington (a legacy of some riders cleaning their bikes in the showers after a long wet day, and a hefty bill from Dynarod!) To keep the logistics simple for the driver (delivery and collection of your bags etc.) it is better if we can all stay at the same hotel.
DAY 2 - Boulogne - 26th May 2019
£58 double room incl. breakfast. Never used this one before but it is next to the Premiere Classe - photos look like it has better breakfast and slightly larger rooms.
Premiere Classe Boulogne
£38 flexible - You will pay for breakfast when you arrive.
DAY 3 - Amiens - 27th May 2019
£108 flexible, good sized rooms, excellent breakfast, swimming pool
£81 twin/double room - flexible - OK rooms - restaurant - Pay for breakfast on day (£10)
Premiere Classe Amiens
£43 double/triple rooms, small rooms, budget - Pay for breakfast on day.
DAY 4 - Paris - 28th May 2019
Ibis - Suresnes, Paris
£154 double/twin includes breakfast
Campanile - Suresnes, Paris
£126 twin room. Pay for breakfast on day. Rooms OK.
Premiere Classe - Suresnes, Paris
£66 double room - Rooms small, budget. Pay for breakfast on day (£5)
Ferry for you and bike Dover-Calais £25 (economy) £45 (flexible)
Eurostar Paris to St.Pancras £49 standard, £117 Premier (too early to book as yet so these are the prices currently shown for early May)
Train St.Pancras-Bedford £24
Taxi to Gare du nord £10
Cafes, evening meals, beverages ????
Start Location: Bedford
Contact Bill Cottrill