Citroën Classic Challenge 2012 dates

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The Citroën Challenge 2012 should take place:

9-15 May
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27%
25-31 May
5
45%
12-18 June
2
18%
21-27 June
1
9%
None of these dates (I will post a suggestion)
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Citroën Classic Challenge 2012 dates

Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:27 pm

If you are tempted to participate please register your preferred dates.

The dates are for departure from Calais to return to Calais. So it is inferred that you would need to take into account what happens at either end of the Challenge. For 'locals' it's not a problem, but if you have a long trip to the coast, please bear that in mind.

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Post by citsncycles » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:59 pm

I'd like to register my interest, but cannot commit to any particular dates at this time due to my work contract (lots of time off, but not necessarily when I want to take it :( ). The best I can promise is to let you all know in plenty of time (eg this time next year) if my shift rota is likely to match the dates picked.

Vehicle of choice would either be the GS (great long distance tourer) or the Nomad (just drop the steadies & the rear door on arrival at a campsite, and none of that paying for tents nonsense :lol: )
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:02 am

Excellent. No worries. A GS or a Nomad (quick check on Google required :roll: :D ) welcome...

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OK, comme ça?

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Post by citsncycles » Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:42 pm

Ah - that's the other one!

At the risk of boring you all, they built 2 on Dyanes, followed by (depending on who you talk to) up to 8 on Acadianes, of which the one pictured is the prototype and only known survivor. Mine is the 2nd of the 2 Dyane ones, and again the only known survivor.

Currently mine is in a lot of pieces :( , and 3rd in the queue - this will give me something to aim for :wink: .
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Post by messerschmitt owner » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:13 pm

citsncycles wrote:Ah - that's the other one!

At the risk of boring you all, they built 2 on Dyanes, followed by (depending on who you talk to) up to 8 on Acadianes, of which the one pictured is the prototype and only known survivor. Mine is the 2nd of the 2 Dyane ones, and again the only known survivor.

Currently mine is in a lot of pieces :( , and 3rd in the queue - this will give me something to aim for :wink: .
oooh I am jealous of the DKW and the Marshall ambulance - I had a 2a Dormobile once and nearly bought a DKW Junior.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:44 pm

Hi all, contact me with route preferences too if you like. I will make a final decision based on feedback at the end of the week.

It's either

The red route (Route A - Jura mountains etc. including a foray into central France)

or

The blue route (Route B - the Alps - including longer stages and possible an extra day).
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Post by messerschmitt owner » Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:24 pm

route A for me - it saves a chunk of driving and a chunk of fuel.
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Post by Mike E (uk) » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:13 pm

route B for me - it adds a chunk of driving and a chunk of fun.

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Post by mat_fenwick » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:17 pm

Bear in mind that if you go for route B (which would be my choice) then I'd avoid dates in early May. Based on my (admittedly limited) experience, the higher passes could be closed until late May, and at best the roads are likely to be wet from melting snow...
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:31 pm

Given what else is happening in 2012 - (not least the summer school holidays, Olympics, ICCR 2012) - the timing is pretty well closed down to May/June. And earlier is a no-no as it brings its own problems (as you state likely to have no significant Alp access then)...

So. I suggest we forget Route B and do something different to the BXagon and do Route A. Honestly, it'll be different in character, sure, but if someone wants to organise an Alps raid next year - fine. Go for it!

Most of the feedback I've had is for route A anyway. Are you lot really saying you wouldn't? Just because it missed out the Alps? :lol:
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Post by Mike E (uk) » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:54 pm

Best to avoid school holidays which include the ICCR, but I would happily miss the olympics for a tour of France.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:56 am

OK check the main event thread for details of the combined/compromise route draft.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:08 am

As the proposed event will run to SEVEN days, add a day to the dates thus: (I can't edit the poll)

10-15 May becomes 9-15

26-31 May becomes 25-31

13-18 June becomes 12-18

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22-27 June becomes 21-27
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Post by mat_fenwick » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:35 am

Poll now edited to suit.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:02 pm

Thanks Mat. Do you like the look of the new, improved route?
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