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I'm up for a Big European (or beyond!) Adventure
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Let's keep it local, but I'm up for it.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon May 10, 2010 12:27 pm

I'm just dipping my proverbial toe in the water here:

Anyone fancy another charity fund-raising jolly/road-trip in 2011 a la BXagon Challenge 2009? Although probably a lot less ambitious in scope. This time it would be a proper Citroen Car Club event with all comers welcome.

Candidates might be:

Marrakech Xpress: 3000 mile round trip. Charity: UNICEF (too ambitious?!)

'Romaround': A round trip to Rome via motor museums/automotive interest sites en route.

A UK-based 'Heart of England' route in support of The British Heart Foundation

etc etc.


But this is one I've been mulling over:

The 'Red Crossing': Beaujolais Run. Charity: Red Cross


I have given thought to this Beaujolais trip: It would have to coincide with the third Thursday of November (nouveau day) in or around Macon (just north of Lyon). It would probably take the following form: Cross the Channel Tuesday 16th November, stop over the night near Reims. Wednesday drive - via a 'treasure hunt trail' route (set in the morning) to Macon, (270 miles or so), stay Wednesday and Thursday nights in Macon, drive back (with some Beaujolais Nouveau) on Friday, stopping one night* (maybe near Calais) for either a Saturday or Sunday crossing (*option).

What this would require is for me - or another volunteer - to go ahead one day in front in order to set the treasure trail.

The Red Cross would benefit as there would be an entry fee (TBC) to be donated to the charity.


Anyway cast your votes and we can have a think.
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Post by Mike E (uk) » Tue May 11, 2010 11:11 pm

Marrakech is too ambitious for me, but the others are possible.

The November wine run has been done by my local hospice charity, but they did not do it for the last 2 years. I am hoping to join them one year, in the BX.

They did it in new cars though, which is not a challenge.

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Post by mat_fenwick » Wed May 12, 2010 12:01 am

I'm up for number 1, but realistically have to vote number 2.
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Post by artic-steel » Wed May 12, 2010 10:41 am

Number 1,i'd go again tomorrow.
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Post by Dollywobbler » Sun May 16, 2010 7:55 pm

Anything sounds good, and a wider Citroen opening could make it a super doo, though us BXers had enough fun.

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Post by Mike E (uk) » Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:16 pm

How about a lap of Scotland?

A mere 850 miles round.

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Post by Dollywobbler » Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:26 pm

Mike E (uk) wrote:How about a lap of Scotland?

A mere 850 miles round.

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Good shout. Took our BX up to Scotland in Jan. Lots of snow!

We did a 2CV rally all around Britain which included a tour of Scotland. To be honest, I wouldn't really bother going further North of Ullapool, but below that, it's all good. Here's the Isle of Skye.

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Post by mat_fenwick » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:41 pm

Scotland - that sounds like a good shout. I love the Highlands, especially once you get above Fort William and it starts to get more remote.

Does September sound like a doable date?

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Post by rayfenwick » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:48 pm

This is sounding more and more interesting. If I'm not in Moscow, I may come along for that. My BX might even be ready!
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:51 pm

I had considered Scotland. When is it best to go avoiding midges and clegs but with temperatures sufficient to camp in?
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Post by Mike E (uk) » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:51 pm

Or we could all drive to Moscow..........
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Post by rayfenwick » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:53 pm

...not if you value your cars - as Billy Connolly would say "They're all f*ing nutters!"....
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Post by Mike E (uk) » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:55 pm

Midges and Ticks in Scotland:

Scottish Midges how to avoid them
Latest News - Good news for tourists
Recent reports says that the prolonged winter and extreme low temperatures will almost certainly lead to a dramatic reduction in the Midges throughout Scotland for the summer of 2010

For those of you planning a visit to Scotland in the Autumn Winter or Spring you will be happy to know you almost certainly wont get to encounter Midges!

not my words, I copied from a web search.

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Post by mat_fenwick » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:58 pm

:shock: I edit my post to add a couple of photos and 5 people reply in the meantime!
And to avoid midges then stick to the coasts - I've never had trouble there and TBH they are no worse than round here in North Wales.
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Post by MULLEY » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:09 am

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