Citroën Classic Challenge 2015

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Re: Citroën Classic Challenge 2015

Post by deltic » Sun May 31, 2015 2:09 pm

Just getting various documents together ahead of the Challenge I checked over my insurance certificate and as it looked as if the cover is only third party I contacted my insurers who confirmed that was the case. To get fully comp cover I need to pay an additional fee (£29.00) - might be worth you all checking that you have the level of covert you think you actually have.
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Re: Citroën Classic Challenge 2015

Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun May 31, 2015 2:23 pm

Good point. And tell them you're going on holiday to France, too. Similarly if you intend to use a credit card there, let them know too.
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Re: Citroën Classic Challenge 2015

Post by mds141 » Sun May 31, 2015 7:37 pm

And don't forget to turn off the gas. :D
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Re: Citroën Classic Challenge 2015

Post by mds141 » Sun May 31, 2015 7:39 pm

Sorry that I won't be taking part in this years challenge. I'd just like to wish everyone taking part the best of times. I'm sure you'll all enjoy yourselves immensely. Bon Voyage. :)
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
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Re: Citroën Classic Challenge 2015

Post by hilarystone » Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:19 pm

Is anybody else hotelling rather than camping? I have now managed to book hotels for the stopovers – in some areas many hotels were surprisingly fully booked…
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Re: Citroën Classic Challenge 2015

Post by deltic » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:26 pm

hilarystone wrote:Is anybody else hotelling rather than camping? I have now managed to book hotels for the stopovers – in some areas many hotels were surprisingly fully booked…
Only on the Gien - Espalion leg given that that seems likely to be a rather arduous drive. We found a room quite cheaply as part of this monastery in the pretty village of Saint-Come d'Olt: http://www.espaceangelemerici.fr/FR/Hot ... ccueil.awp

And of course the hotel in Falaise.
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Re: Citroën Classic Challenge 2015

Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:04 pm

Well, it's only three days off. I trust everyone's prepared!
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Re: Citroën Classic Challenge 2015

Post by Jaba » Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:15 pm

hilarystone wrote:Is anybody else hotelling rather than camping? I have now managed to book hotels for the stopovers – in some areas many hotels were surprisingly fully booked…
Well I would have been if I was still coming. But a recent disaster with a building project (my builder has had a heart attack) at home has left me being unable to get away.
I am seriously disappointed that I cant come along. Especially as it would give my GTi a chance to prove herself by not actually breaking down again on the third Challenge.

Good luck to all who are going on the Challenge 2015.
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Re: Citroën Classic Challenge 2015

Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:11 am

You'll be missed :( But we'll take lots of pics so we can really rub it in lol. Shame about your builder - I hope he's recovering OK.

In the meantime, you'll just have to keep the GTi running so it's ready for the next...
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• Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v
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Re: Citroën Classic Challenge 2015

Post by Jaba » Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:35 am

Philip Chidlow wrote:You'll be missed :( But we'll take lots of pics so we can really rub it in lol. Shame about your builder - I hope he's recovering OK.

In the meantime, you'll just have to keep the GTi running so it's ready for the next...
Thanks Phil :) The GTi needs a fair bit of work which is almost completed : Bad gearbox oil leaks, clutch conversion to pull type, engine work including piston rings, valve stem seals, big end and main bearings, aircon hoses and charging ports. Then at some future time welding around the rear subframe and doors derusting. So as you can see it will be ready for the next one.
BXs were easy to run ten or twenty years ago.I could do with a rebore too.
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Re: Citroën Classic Challenge 2015

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:12 am

Have an awesome time guys, I really wish I was going, but we are up for the Welsh Challenge next year in the GT.
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Re: Citroën Classic Challenge 2015

Post by Caffiend » Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:30 am

This weekend already, that's come around fast. Safe travels everyone and have a wonderful time :)
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Re: Citroën Classic Challenge 2015

Post by hilarystone » Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:37 pm

I'm leaving tomorrow evening and getting the morning ferry from Newhaven. I'm first going down to Saumur for a bike event on the Saturday and will meet other participants on Sunday morning and will meet everyone hopefully a bit south of Gien on the route. Can we make a list of others mobile tephone numbers as we'll as having the CB radio – mine is 0797 104 3290.
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Re: Citroën Classic Challenge 2015

Post by Xemes » Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:59 pm

Just in case it might be useful for anybody who never leave Great Britain :mrgreen: ( Is there still some :?: )
Please don't forget to dial +44 and to forget the first "0" when you dial a phone number from another country
If the number is 0712 345 6789
You need to dial + 44 712 345 6789 from any foreign country
You also can dial +44 7……… from your home so it could be better to register the number in the +44 7 ………… form…!

This message is just in case it could help someone :wink:

I wish a safe journey to each one of you and look forward to meet you in Falaise at the Ibis on the last day :!: =D>
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Re: Citroën Classic Challenge 2015

Post by Leobx16v » Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:56 pm

Mine is 07889117294

I'm getting the ferry from newhaven tomorrow evening and meeting at the camp site Friday eve.....
Hopefully.
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