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Day 1: Saturday 26th MayRichmond to Portsmouth(115km/72miles)We will leave from historic Richmond Park (we will send details about parking options) at 10.00 am and cycle over the South Downs where we will have a picnic lunch before heading to Portsmouth Harbour where we will have dinner before boarding the overnight ferry to Ouisteham, Caen. Shared 4-berth cabins will be provided.
Day 2: Sunday 27th May Ouisteham Ferry Terminal to Lisieux (67km/41miles)Two options exist for day two – the first (shorter) route includes a cycle round Caen on route to Lisieux. The alternative will be a ride up to Sword and Juno beaches where the Normandy landings took place, before cycling through Caen. This will add a further 25km/15miles to the days' ride. A picnic breakfast and lunch provided.We will then spend the night in Lisieux at the Hotel Kyriad Lisieux, where we will have dinner.
Day 3: Monday 28th May Lisieux to Dreux(115km/72miles)After a buffet breakfast, we will set off from Drieux, stopping on route for a picnic lunch (exact route still to be finalised). We will then spend the night at the Campanile in Dreux and also have dinner there.
Day 4: Tuesday 29th May Dreaux to the Eiffel Tower (86km/53miles)After a hotel breakfast, we will set off for the Palace of Versailles where we'll have a picnic lunch before cycling into Paris to conclude our ride at the Eifel Tower.
We are aware that some people need to head off after completing the ride but for those who are planning to stay on, there will be a celebratory final meal on the banks of the Seine.
The total cost of the ride includes:accommodation in Lisieux and Dreuxthe ferry crossingvan supportall meals from lunchtime on the 26th to lunchtime on the 29thThis cost includes van support but it does not include soft drinks or alcohol, which people will need to buy for themselves.
If you are planning on staying on for the evening in Paris, the celebratory meal will be a further £20 per person.
Kit lists and maps will be available at amosroadclub.org a little nearer the time where you can also see highlights of previous years rides.
ResponsibilitiesAmos Trust will supply - route instructions, support vehicles, all meals from lunch on Saturday 26 May to lunch on Tuesday 29 May, transport for luggage, ferry ticket, bed in shared cabin on ferry, hotel bed in shared room on Sunday 27 and Monday 28.
Participants responsibilities - their own safety (and that of those for whom they are responsible) at all times, supplying their own bike plus any spares or repairs required, valid passports for all participants, navigation, transport to the start in Richmond Park ready for 10:00 departure, arranging their own and their cycle's transport back from Paris after the ride ends at the Eiffel tower on Tuesday 29th (there will hopefully be space for some bikes to come back to the UK in the support vans).