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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by saintjamesy89 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:48 pm

Still got to get the hotels/campling booked, and wil have to soon as prices are on the rise! Glad I booked the ferry a couple of months ago, prices have increased by a fair bit recently. Got plenty of jobs to get done on the GT too... A trip to Southways Automotive should sort a fair number of these though.
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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:52 pm

Two mk1 Gt's together, not something you see often!
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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:23 pm

saintjamesy89 wrote:Still got to get the hotels/campling booked, and wil have to soon as prices are on the rise! Glad I booked the ferry a couple of months ago, prices have increased by a fair bit recently. Got plenty of jobs to get done on the GT too... A trip to Southways Automotive should sort a fair number of these though.
Generally there's no need to book camping (I'm coordinating the booking of the site Le Roustou) ...Hotels: Book using a card to secure the booking but use Flexible option (which costs a bit more but worth the peace of mind) which only charges you if and when you take the room.


Here's what Phil Boxall and I are doing:

The draft event guide gives this info, but here are the links too:

Crossing: 2nd June, arrive at hotel late afternoon.

Night of 2nd June:
Hotel: http://www.campanile.com/en/hotels/camp ... iens-glisy
Pole Jules Verne Avenue de la Ville Ideale rn 29
80440 Glisy

BACK UP OPTIONS:
Alternative hotel: http://www.premiereclasse.com/en/hotels ... sse-amiens
or: http://www.kyriad.com/en/hotels/kyriad-amiens-nord Zac Vallée Saint Ladre, Rue le Gréco, 80085 Amiens, France
Camping: http://www.parcdescygnes.com/index.html?lg=gb


Night of 3rd of June:
I have provisionally booked a Hotel, but on reflection will probably use the campsite to save money:
Camping: http://www.eurocampings.co.uk/france/fr ... age-114071

BACK UP OPTION:
Hotel: http://www.kyriad.com/en/hotels/kyriad-besancon-palente 1 Route De Marchaux, 25000 BESANÇON


Night of 4th June:
Hotel: http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-063 ... ndex.shtml

BACK UP OPTION:
http://lerelaisdelavalleeblanche.com/in ... nt-camping
le relais de la vallee blanche, 390 route de Passy, 74700 Sallanches

Nights of 5th, 6th and 7th June:
Camping/Chalets: http://www.campingleroustou.com In progress

Night of 8th June:
Camping: http://laplainetonique.com/accommodation-rental-camping

Night of 9th June:
Camping: http://fr.cottages-lac-du-der.com/les-hebergements.htm (For clarification, here’s the address: Éclaron, Éclaron-Braucourt-Sainte-Livière).

Night of 10th June:
Hotel: This is for or last stop-over and End-Of-Event Dinner: http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-081 ... ndex.shtml I’ve booked. As I mentioned above, I recommend booking the only slightly more expensive Flexible Rate - this time includes breakfast. Restaurant will be booked when all deposits in and numbers known.

(We’re crossing back late afternoon on the 11th).
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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:41 pm

As mentioned Phil as I don't speak the language well we will be shadowing you! (as per 2012).

I would get the ferry's booked guys asap as other hotels will be available the crossing maybe wouldn't be.

We shall be Team Beige this time.
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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:42 pm

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• Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v
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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by deltic » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:42 pm

How many sleeps to the start Phil?!
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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:44 pm

143 I think ;)
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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:42 pm

La Restou bungalow booked so that everything done!
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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:20 pm

For those vaguely interested, this is a preview of the guide being printed for the entrants to the Challenge. It doesn't display that well in Chrome but is fine in Safari or on the iPhone/iPad.

http://www.calameo.com/books/0050540247061fe14ee68
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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by deltic » Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:23 pm

Ahead of the last Challenge I initiated this discussion https://www.bxclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopi ... =3&t=20512 on European breakdown cover for older cars which was pretty inconclusive particularly if one wanted something reasonably priced.

Move on two years things have improved with both Footman James and Adrian Flux providing more affordable breakdown cover which includes Europe. As I was going to insure the BX with Adrian Flux I took out their breakdown cover. As my BX is utterly reliable (!) I cannot comment on how good the service is but unlike the 2015 Challenge and the ICCCR I'm glad of a little extra peace of mind whilst abroad. Might be of use to some. Especially for any XM owners intending to join the Challenge...
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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:13 am

I am with the RAC, I paid £80 for a weeks European breakdown for the 2012 (which I never used!) but I will do again even with Master Mechanic Mr Boxall with us,.
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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:40 pm

Thanks for the advice Jonathan :)
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• Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v
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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by Jaba » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:29 pm

Le Roustou : I went past the site yesterday by train. It looks a bit deserted at the moment but its location is just as attractive as ever. At the moment the lake is quite low, it looked possible to walk out to the little island with a church on it and the surrounding mountains are snow covered.
The Joy of BX with just one Citroën to my name now. Will I sing Bye Bye to my GTI or will it be Till death us do part.

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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:26 am

Nice to hear it's still there lol

It only opens May 13th-on I believe, so it will probably be quite dormant... As we arrive on the 5th June, we'll be some of the first guests I think. The season won't have got into its stride. Will we see you then - or are you hoping to rendezvous with us in Besançon or Sallanches?
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Re: Citroën Challenge 2017

Post by deltic » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:34 pm

Just in case anyone else hasn't booked their ferry crossings when I booked ours tonight at https://www.aferry.co.uk we got a 20% discount. Seems to be just on the Dover - Calais/Dunkirk routes though. Without wishing to particularly endorse AFerry I have used them several times previously. See you all at Besancon when we catch up with the Challenge.

And we'll all have to remember to get postal votes for the General Election when we are away!
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