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Citroën Classic Challenge 2015

Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:33 pm

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The CITROËN CLASSIC CHALLENGE for 2015
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Re: Citroën Classic Challenge 2015

Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:34 pm

Have ZX will travel...
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Re: Citroën Classic Challenge 2014

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:34 pm

Im in!
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Re: Citroën Classic Challenge 2014

Post by citsncycles » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:13 pm

More mountains to throw the GS at \:D/

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Re: Citroën Classic Challenge 2014

Post by saintjamesy89 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:28 pm

Sounds fab Phil, i'm sold!
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Re: Citroën Classic Challenge 2014

Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:11 pm

Well hop onboard! Time to get your GT sorted ;)
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Re: Citroën Classic Challenge 2014

Post by mike22861 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:18 pm

I'm in sounds like a great trip
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Re: Citroën Classic Challenge 2014

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:33 pm

Cant wait! Its in the BX Clusive next month already! roll up roll up.....
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Re: Citroën Classic Challenge 2015

Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:37 pm

ROUTE PLAN Summary: see post later on (updated)
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Re: Citroën Classic Challenge 2014

Post by saintjamesy89 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:36 am

That sounds amazing Phil, any chance we could plot it on a map? I'm doubly looking forward to this as I can't come to the challenge ecosse.
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Re: Citroën Classic Challenge 2014

Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:09 pm

Here's what I've got. Slightly modified to reflect the firmed up plan.


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Re: Citroën Classic Challenge 2014

Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:10 pm

I have to add that the Saumur 'detour' is because it's such a nice place. And there's a world-class Tank museum there too :)
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Re: Citroën Classic Challenge 2014

Post by mat_fenwick » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:48 pm

That looks great! There's a few places on route that I've been to (some many times!) but all are ones that I'd like to return to. Except perhaps the drive through Rouen, but there's no easy alternative.

I wonder about a quick trip to the coast, just to dip our toes in the Med? But that can be an individual choice if so wished.
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Re: Citroën Classic Challenge 2015

Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:19 pm

On that full day we have in the vicinity of Quillan, it's only just over an hour to the Med (eg. Leucate Plage) so if the weather's good (and it should be!) I think it would be an attractive proposition... :)

To further expand upon the route plan, and as per the e-mail I sent out to those on the mailing list:

...there's one issue it's impossible to avoid and that is that no matter what you do it's a bit of a slog through relatively crowded and uninteresting scenery for that first couple of hundred miles. If we all landed at Caen we'd be slightly better off but that's a hugely more costly crossing.

The interest for real starts from Gien onwards (remember that lovely drive along the Loire towards Nevers?) and the climb begins not long after, with Vichy in some hilly stuff and then on to the terrain of the Auvergne (the map shows how the route takes us into elevated terrain pretty much as soon as possible without passing through Paris!). The thermal spring riddled area, west of Issoire for instance has elevations of up to about 1900metres.

Should be fun. Hopefully we will be spending most of our time above 700m elevation, and much of it above 1500m.

Part of the reason I chose to take the route N/ NE from Pau was to go through landscape I'm familiar with and we will drive past where I used to live. That's a little indulgent but it does take us via some nice Bastide Villages to the wild terrain along the Lot to Cahors, getting us back into the elvated terrain on the edge of the Auvergne. And the landscape is certainly more interesting than the route Bergerac/Perigueux.

A quick stint on faster roads gets us to Saumur where there's an ace Tank Museum...

And if you've never seen a Loire Chateau then there'll be the opportunity en route to Blois and beyond. I've selected a route via Loches, which is worth a visit.

Phil
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Re: Citroen Classic Challenge 2015

Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:01 pm

Entry criteria: 20 yrs or older Citroen. Easy :)
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