If you're still thinking about joining the Tour, be quick, focus your mind on warm sunny weather and on joining fellow happy people who love a little bit of adventure. We would like all attendees to confirm whether you're riding the whole Tour or just one or two of the stages. Also who’s coming to dinner at Le Patio?
The "Le Patio" restaurant is next to the hotel, Les Hauts de Montreuil-Le Patio, Hotel *** Restaurant opening especially for us on the Sunday evening to give us an excellent menu choice for a fixed price at 30 euros per head. This is a wonderful restaurant managed by celebrated head chef Oliver Plee.
Also for the Gala dinner at the Peninsula Hotel, Live Band with Matt Bonneville and the Cage Shackers, now we know the Guernsey Branch will be there in force. It's a good menu with great entertainment all for £22.95 per head. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will email back menus then we can sort payment details and any other dietary details that we should be made aware of.
Still thinking about it?
HOW IT WORKS:
The Club arranges the framework of the Tour allowing members to book Euro Tunnel-Ferries-Accommodation, either stay with the Tour on all Stages or dip in or out. We shall hi-light routes, ferry services and hotels, considering aspects such as good bike parking.
Booking Information and Diary:
Sunday 20th May: Book Euro tunnel crossing for 14.20 hrs, if booking online (tip= use Tesco club card points x 3 value- book through Tesco club card site). Les Hauts de Montreuil-Le Patio, Hotel *** Restaurant e-mail: email@example.com. Address email to 'Madison'. Please mention Ref: Triumph Owners. Book direct for a better price, payment not taken until checking out. Booking.com is another option but shall be a higher price. Sunday evening group dinner in restaurant 30 euro pp please confirm to Madison on booking. Menu to be supplied in April 2018. French cuisine at its best, (frogs and snails by request).
Monday 21st May: Ride out to Azincourt (Battle of Agincourt 1415) and surrounding area.
Tuesday 22nd : After breakfast we depart for Normandy.
Tuesday 22nd May: Tour moves to Ibis @ Bayeux Port En Bressin in Normandy. Please book via Ibis /Accor website, there are 3 Accor group hotels in the area, all are very close and in walking distance to Omaha beach. You can also use Booking.com Again please mention Triumph Owners when booking. Stéphanie Fontaine Responsable Hébergement – Hospitality Manager Ibis Bayeux Port En Bessin. 12 Quai Baron Gérard, 14520 Port En Bessin. Tél : +33 (0)2 31 22 04 04, Fax : +33 (0)2 31 22 93 80. H6865-GM@accor.com - Ibishotel.com - accorhotels.com - www.ibis.com. We are staying here for 3 nights, Tuesday 22nd Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th May 2018.
Wednesday 23rd May: Exploring the Normandy area including Omaha Beach area.
Thursday 24th May: Exploring Normandy day 2 including Pegasus Bridge.
Friday 25th May: After breakfast the Tour moves to St Malo for ferry to Guernsey. Leaving hotel at 08.00hrs. 110 miles + checking- in well in time. Want to arrive by 10.30hrs, nice harbour to view. Condor ferries: St Malo to Guernsey sailing 12.15 hrs ( local time) arriving in St Peter Port at 13.10hrs (local time).
Friday 25th May: Main hotel is the Peninsula Hotel. phone directly on 01481 248400 and ask for Reservations. firstname.lastname@example.org Ref Triumph Owners. They will want to take a one night payment to hold the room with includes breakfast. Example double room with ensuite £125.00 per night. For other hotels locally do contact Visit Guernsey tel. 01481-234567 www.visitguernsey.com/accommodation.
Friday 25th 8pm evening meet in the bar at the Peninsula !
Saturday 26th May: optional day visit across the bay to Herm Island or visit St Peter Port. Evening Gala Dinner and Live Band with Matt Bonneville and the Cage Shackers @ the Peninsula Hotel. £22.95 per head.
Sunday 27th May: 10am meet at Visas, Vazon Bay for coffee. 1.30pm Pembroke Bay – muster for Island Ride at 2pm Finish at Rovers AC for static display. Then later at Cobo Bay for the Balcony Gigs, plenty of hot food and drinks.
Monday 28th May: 10am at Vistas, Vazon Bay for coffee. 12.00 muster at Fossard House for ride up Le Val de Terres ( location of the hill climb. Remain at Hill Climb to watch racing or move on for sightseeing. Pub night with a Guernsey twist.
Tuesday 29th May: Homeward bound.
Living on an Island can be magical, but also can be subject to changing conditions and outside our control. If life is an adventure this certainly should be, as Barry Sheene once said, "Don't wait for your ship to come in - swim out and meet the bloody thing!" Great comment- but never swim out to meet a Condor ferry!