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    A one-off Wander... maybe targeted towards beginners... 6/7 July

    One with a difference....

    A train out on Saturday 6 July around noon

    A train back on Sunday 7 July around 19:00

    One overnight stop on Saturday night, south of Cambrai.

    Sunday spent coming back up to the north French coast.

    A mixture of roads.... A bit of m'way, some N (national) and mostly D (county)

    ALL DEPENDENT ON ME GETTING SOME ROOMS!!

    HOW MANY BIKES / PILLIONS?? It really does depend on the availability of rooms, I hope to know by Sunday. I would imagine four (including me).

    I will definitely look at booking my train ticket, not least as I can always transfer it to another date if I hit the buffers on the rooms front.

    Richard

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    Booked my train ticket....

    Departure: Saturday 06 July 11:50

    Return: Sunday 07 July 18:50


    Now to find a hotel

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    Hotel booked - Saturday 06 July

    http://www.hotel-le-florence.fr

    I have reserved:

    Three single rooms (one gone, already)

    One double room

    https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Le+...246.69,,0,6.34

    For northern France, St Quentin is not a bad town, reasonably well placed to fit with the idea of taking a later train over on the Saturday lunchtime. It is also well placed to take a scenic route back to Calais for the slightly later train on Sunday.

    Trip should be good for? In no particular order:

    (1) Any 'Beginners' out there.

    (2) Anyone really who wanted a reasonably relaxed weekend in France.

    We can ride some half-decent roads, for sure.

    Richard

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    If I may I would like to join you on this.

    Not a beginner but a relaxing day in France looks good

    Karl

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    Three single rooms (two gone, already)

    One double room


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    Given a bit of notice I MAY be able to alter the reservation. If anyone would like to come and it appears the rooms have gone, ping up interest and I'll do my best.

    Richard

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    Hotel Beatus at Cambrai is superb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wapping View Post
    Departure: Saturday 06 July 11:50

    Return: Sunday 07 July 18:50


    Now to find a hotel


    Train booked also.

    Karl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky View Post
    Hotel Beatus at Cambrai is superb

    Thank you for that, Micky.

    Cambrai, for me is stuck between somewhere and nowhere. Either leaving the motorway at the old favourite of junction 8 to head south or jumping back on to go north.

    I will though add it to an ever growing list of tips.

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    Sorry we can't join you on this one but we'll be flying back from Cefalonia that weekend

    Maybe next time

    Andy & Jen

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    Can I take a single please

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    Sold to Essex man

    My daughter went to Brentwood School, so I know it's not all bad

    Richard

    One double room left.....

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    Thanks .. Train booked

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    Will ping up the routes later today.

    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wapping View Post
    Will ping up the routes later today.

    Richard
    That will be good. In case I get lost

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    Suggested routes

    We are crossing on the 11:50 = 12:50 frog time
    40 minutes to cross = 13:30 off

    DAY ONE

    I have created three alternatives, all in Mapsource, hosted on Dropbox.

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...at%20train.gdb

    1. A26 M'way to St Pol junction 5. Then via Albert / Peronne to St Quentin. This is my prerence.

    1.1 A26 M'way to Cambrai junction 8. Then via Bohainne to St Quentin

    1.2 A26 M'way direct to St Quentin junction 10. This is the default fallback in case of problems only.

    DAY TWO

    I have created two alternatives, both leading back to Cap Griz Nez, then to the Chunnel.

    2.1 St Quentin to Peronne

    2.2 Peronne to Hesdin

    2.3 Hesdin to Cap Griz Nez

    2.4 Cap Griz Nez to Chunnel

    OR ALTERNATIVELY

    2.1 St Quentin to Peronne

    3.1 Peronne to Auxi le Chateau

    3.2 Auxi le Chateau to Cap Griz Nez

    2.4 Cap Griz Nez to Chunnel


    I think this is my preferred choice

    We have got plenty of time on Sunday so I may have a look at a third alternative, too.

    Richard

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    Third alternative created.

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...at%20train.gdb

    This takes us across from Peronne to St Valery on the Baie du Somme. Then across country, picking up the A16 at junction 31 (I think it is toll free to use at this point northwards) leaving at junction 36 to run up to Cap Griz Nez.

    4.1 Peronne to St Valery

    4.2 St Valery to Cap griz Nez

    This is the longest alternative of the three options.... Get's my vote, though at over 300 miles it will mean setting off at 09:00 from St Quentin.

    If we ran short of time, it's reasonably easy to pick up the A16 further south and / or miss out the sat leg to Cap Griz Nez, simply by staying on the motorway. Definitely doable one way or another.

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