The Challenge 2015 is a fairly long way off...

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The Challenge 2015 is a fairly long way off...

Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:48 am

Does anyone have any plans for a 2014 excursion/adventure?

(I have an idea for something code-named 'The X-Raid' ;) for October 2014.... but it's little more than a name and a scribble on a piece of paper at the moment)
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Re: The Challenge 2015 is a fairly long way off...

Post by mds141 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:01 pm

Nothing that I'm aware of Phil. I'm hoping to tour Scotland on the motorbike, but nothing Citroën related.
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Re: The Challenge 2015 is a fairly long way off...

Post by Caffiend » Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:10 pm

Wasn't a Challenge Ireland being talked about for 2014? I think Mike S was looking into it ...
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Re: The Challenge 2015 is a fairly long way off...

Post by mds141 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:35 pm

Caffiend wrote:Wasn't a Challenge Ireland being talked about for 2014? I think Mike S was looking into it ...
Oh yeah, I'd forgotten about Eire. :oops:
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Re: The Challenge 2015 is a fairly long way off...

Post by Jaba » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:33 pm

I am up for anything in France/Europe.
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Re: The Challenge 2015 is a fairly long way off...

Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:02 am

I'll just throw a few links in here and see what happens :)

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Re: The Challenge 2015 is a fairly long way off...

Post by Jaba » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:04 am

Yey, I love that Schlumpf collection and I haven't seen it for 35 years too....................
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Post by maxgreenwood » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:58 pm

Ireland is great for old citroens, lots of quiet windey country roads suddenly opening out to an unspoilt one horse town with 4 pubs and amazing Guinness. (Pub:poulation ratio v high) No ale tho :(. I could help plot a route if there is interest. And camp sites/accom etc
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Re: The Challenge 2015 is a fairly long way off...

Post by citsncycles » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:45 pm

Funny you should mention Ireland - I'm currently connected to the free Wifi at St.Margarets beach campsite at Ladys Island, just outside Rosslare! I've been visiting the parents at Shinrone the last week and discussing options for a trip with them.

While I think it's possible to cover the whole of Ireland in 1 challenge, I don't think we'd actually see much of it, so I'd like to propose a Challenge covering the country south of Dublin, with another covering the rest of the Republic and the north at a future date.

Although I've found the crossings to Rosslare cheaper, the Holyhead to Dublin one is probably more central for everyone to get to. Irish Ferries were offering a 20% discount for early booking in January, plus it may be possible to get a discount for block booking - something I'll be looking into in the next week or 2.

As I believe several Challenge veterans will be at either Stratford or the CXM (or both), can I suggest we discuss it there, or let me know here if it's worth putting together possible routes?
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Re: The Challenge 2015 is a fairly long way off...

Post by mds141 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:36 pm

I'll try and get to the CXM Mike. Holyhead to Dublin sounds like a good idea. I'll try and get a crossing from Heysham. Saves fuel, as opposed to driving to Holyhead.
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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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