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Post  Mick on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 15:05

I love mince pies!. Laughing 

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Post  Guest on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 15:25

Mick

when all accommodation is booked it might be good idea for one person to book the outbound bed and breakfast for the whole group so we can all depart togeather
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Post  geofftl1000r on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 16:12

@Mick wrote:I love mince pies!. Laughing 

Eating one (actually several but don't tell the missus) while reading this!

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Post  Mick on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 16:26

jonhume wrote:Mick

when all accommodation is booked it might be good idea for one person to book the outbound bed and breakfast for the whole group so we can all depart togeather
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That can be a lot of hard work as most places want a deposit first. Personally im just going to post on
here where im staying on the thursday night and what time im catching the train on friday, if people
want to join me then thats fine  thumb 

At the moment im thinking of the

Travelodge Ashford Hotel
Eureka Leisure Park
Rutherford Road
Ashford
Kent
TN25 4BN

Which is currenty £41 for 2 people in 1 room with breakfast.

Probably catch the 10am train going out and the 1600 one coming back, but thats not certain yet.

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Post  Vermin on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 17:41

@terrystephens10 wrote:I'm coming, got to keep up the 800 numbers.


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Post  Guest on Thu 19 Dec 2013, 11:55

Hi All

that's me booked the tunnel crossing.
!0.00am Friday returning 16.00 on the sunday.
£24.00 each way.

hope you all can join me
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Post  marshman on Thu 19 Dec 2013, 15:52

Have booked chunnel crossing too.......same times Jon

Still waiting on mate if he comming to book accommodation.

Wife not coming now. She never been pillion before and said she wants to do some local stuff first and maybe the May meet before committing to euro, so euro just for me :smoke:   :smoke:  well at least this year

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Post  Mick on Thu 02 Jan 2014, 11:26

Ok ive booked my accomodation at the Travelodge in Ashford for Thursday 12th June.

http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/4/Ashford-hotel

And ive also booked my eurotunnel crossing.

Departure
(local time) Short Stay Saver Fare  |  Folkestone to Calais  |  Friday 13 June 2014
Departure time  10:36 Arrival time  12:11

Returning
(local time) Short Stay Saver Fare  |  Calais to Folkestone  |  Sunday 15 June 2014
Departure time  16:36 Arrival time  16:11

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Post  grimreaper on Thu 02 Jan 2014, 12:56

@Mick wrote:Ok ive booked my accomodation at the Travelodge in Ashford for Thursday 12th June.

http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/4/Ashford-hotel

And ive also booked my eurotunnel crossing.

Departure
(local time) Short Stay Saver Fare  |  Folkestone to Calais  |  Friday 13 June 2014
Departure time  10:36 Arrival time  12:11

Returning
(local time) Short Stay Saver Fare  |  Calais to Folkestone  |  Sunday 15 June 2014
Departure time  16:36 Arrival time  16:11


foe ever to get across on the train, and time travel on way back...

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Post  Mick on Thu 02 Jan 2014, 13:02

Well thats what the time difference does for ya!.  Laughing 

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Post  Plumberon2wheels on Thu 02 Jan 2014, 13:28

@grimreaper wrote:
@Mick wrote:Ok ive booked my accomodation at the Travelodge in Ashford for Thursday 12th June.

http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/4/Ashford-hotel

And ive also booked my eurotunnel crossing.

Departure
(local time) Short Stay Saver Fare  |  Folkestone to Calais  |  Friday 13 June 2014
Departure time  10:36 Arrival time  12:11

Returning
(local time) Short Stay Saver Fare  |  Calais to Folkestone  |  Sunday 15 June 2014
Departure time  16:36 Arrival time  16:11


foe ever to get across on the train, and time travel on way back...

If Mick got a new scarf for Crimbo maybe he is Dr Who... well known time traveller

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Post  Mick on Thu 02 Jan 2014, 13:31

@Plumberon2wheels wrote:
@grimreaper wrote:
@Mick wrote:Ok ive booked my accomodation at the Travelodge in Ashford for Thursday 12th June.

http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/4/Ashford-hotel

And ive also booked my eurotunnel crossing.

Departure
(local time) Short Stay Saver Fare  |  Folkestone to Calais  |  Friday 13 June 2014
Departure time  10:36 Arrival time  12:11

Returning
(local time) Short Stay Saver Fare  |  Calais to Folkestone  |  Sunday 15 June 2014
Departure time  16:36 Arrival time  16:11


foe ever to get across on the train, and time travel on way back...

If Mick got a new scarf for Crimbo maybe he is Dr Who... well known time traveller

Actually I did, yes seriously, but I don't bloody wear scarfs.....brother-in-law just ain't got a clue
when its comes to presents!.

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Post  geofftl1000r on Thu 02 Jan 2014, 14:31

Will someone be nominating a meeting point on 'the other side' so we can all meet up for the ride?

 Think I'm on the 10:35 crossing same as Mick but I saw some others are on the earlier 10:00 crossing?

Are we planning on doing the motorways or sticking to the nicer 'B' type roads? Might be worth publishing the route so we can start putting the route into satnavs/phones.
 I tend to just follow the route the satnav sets when 'motorways' are turned off. Anyone have any thoughts?

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Post  Mick on Thu 02 Jan 2014, 14:58

@geofftl1000r wrote:Will someone be nominating a meeting point on 'the other side' so we can all meet up for the ride?

 Think I'm on the 10:35 crossing same as Mick but I saw some others are on the earlier 10:00 crossing?

Are we planning on doing the motorways or sticking to the nicer 'B' type roads? Might be worth publishing the route so we can start putting the route into satnavs/phones.
 I tend to just follow the route the satnav sets when 'motorways' are turned off. Anyone have any thoughts?

I think there is only about 20 mins difference in train time arrivals into Calais, so I suppose we can
all meet up just outside the port ?.

Its approx 3.5 hours riding to our destination, without any stops, so personally would prefer to take
the fastest route and include some stops.

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Post  IANTHAIN25 on Thu 02 Jan 2014, 18:11

OK I'm booked on the 10:36 on Friday morning and the 16:36 on Sunday. Travelling down on the Friday from home. See you there.

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Post  geofftl1000r on Fri 03 Jan 2014, 12:05

The link below shows some recommended roads in Belgium. I'm going to see if there are any on route to the meet. I hate motorways and motorway rest areas so will most likely find a scenic route providing the weather is in agreement on the day! wink 

http://www.bestbikingroads.com/motorcycle-roads/motorbike-rides-in-belgium-/belgium--___2546.html 

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Post  HILLWALKER on Fri 03 Jan 2014, 13:02


 Very Happy  all booked up for the same times as well  thumb 

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Post  terrystephens10 on Fri 03 Jan 2014, 14:22

I'm all booked up as well. Looks like this one will be my local meet for the year, given its quicker to get to than Burnley or Scotland haha..

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Post  Mick on Fri 03 Jan 2014, 16:26

@geofftl1000r wrote:

 Think I'm on the 10:35 crossing same as Mick but I saw some others are on the earlier 10:00 crossing?


There isn't an actual 10:00 crossing  :dont-know: 

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Post  Mick on Fri 03 Jan 2014, 16:27

@geofftl1000r wrote:  The link below shows some recommended roads in Belgium. I'm going to see if there are any on route to the meet. I hate motorways and motorway rest areas so will most likely find a scenic route providing the weather is in agreement on the day! wink 

http://www.bestbikingroads.com/motorcycle-roads/motorbike-rides-in-belgium-/belgium--___2546.html 

im up for not using motorways, providing it ain't gonna put too much on the journey time  thumb 

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Post  IANTHAIN25 on Fri 03 Jan 2014, 16:46

Now travelling down on Thursday evening and sharing a room thanks to Rudi . Thanks mate.

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Post  Mick on Fri 03 Jan 2014, 16:53

@IANTHAIN25 wrote:Now travelling down on Thursday evening and sharing a room thanks to Rudi . Thanks mate.

Makes more sense mate otherwise its a damn long day in the saddle.....you staying at the travelodge
in Ashford ?. Ive booked "The Prospector" and myself into a family room with breakfast.  thumb 

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Post  IANTHAIN25 on Fri 03 Jan 2014, 17:19

Don't know Mick, Rudi just said it's a travel lodge and it was £ 17 each for the night. Lol

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Post  geofftl1000r on Fri 03 Jan 2014, 17:45

@Mick wrote:
@geofftl1000r wrote:

 Think I'm on the 10:35 crossing same as Mick but I saw some others are on the earlier 10:00 crossing?


There isn't an actual 10:00 crossing  :dont-know: 

Jonhume might mean boarding time? 10:00 is the boarding time for the 10:36?

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Post  marshman on Fri 03 Jan 2014, 17:49

my departure times are 10.20 out and 16.20 return

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Post  geofftl1000r on Fri 03 Jan 2014, 17:54

@IANTHAIN25 wrote:Don't know Mick,  Rudi just said it's a travel lodge and it was £ 17 each for the night.  Lol

Ian, can you let me know where, for £17 each I will try and book it too.

Then I can be lazy and get up late on Friday. :sleep:   thumb 

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Post  Wes on Fri 03 Jan 2014, 18:13

Anybody fancy sharing a room on the Thursday night before the Friday morning crossing?

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Post  geofftl1000r on Fri 03 Jan 2014, 18:39

@geofftl1000r wrote:
@IANTHAIN25 wrote:Don't know Mick,  Rudi just said it's a travel lodge and it was £ 17 each for the night.  Lol

Ian, can you let me know where, for £17 each I will try and book it too.

Then I can be lazy and get up late on Friday. :sleep:   thumb 

Scrap that.. just booked the Eureka Leisure Park for £32 no brekkie so will have to fill up somewhere else.

No getting up before the birds now! dance  well I am getting  grandpa 

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Post  majalomalk on Fri 03 Jan 2014, 21:44

Eureka booked for on te way happy days  thumb 

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Post  Rudemyster on Fri 03 Jan 2014, 22:27

@IANTHAIN25 wrote:Don't know Mick,  Rudi just said it's a travel lodge and it was £ 17 each for the night.  Lol


Yep it's the Travel Lodge Ashford, I think Micks in the same one. Was £34 when I booked it yesterday.

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Post  Mick on Sat 04 Jan 2014, 01:25

I paid £32 for myself and "the prospector" plus £13 for our breakfasts, so £45 in total.  thumb 

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Post  Rudemyster on Sat 04 Jan 2014, 07:54

Same one Mick, but I got charged extra £2 for using a credit card.

Will get breakfast on the day. Euro tunnel also booked 10:36 .

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Post  Mick on Sat 04 Jan 2014, 08:33

Rudemyster3 wrote:Same one Mick, but I got charged extra £2 for using a credit card.

Will get breakfast on the day. Euro tunnel also booked 10:36 .

oh good, looks like there will be quite a few of us staying at the travelodge in Ashford then.  dance 

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Post  geofftl1000r on Sat 04 Jan 2014, 10:26

@Mick wrote:
Rudemyster3 wrote:Same one Mick, but I got charged extra £2 for using a credit card.

Will get breakfast on the day. Euro tunnel also booked 10:36 .

oh good, looks like there will be quite a few of us staying at the travelodge in Ashford then.  dance 

Better have a strict 'no beer' and in bed by 10pm rule then  sofa hide cheers 

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Post  Mick on Sat 04 Jan 2014, 10:32

@geofftl1000r wrote:
@Mick wrote:
Rudemyster3 wrote:Same one Mick, but I got charged extra £2 for using a credit card.

Will get breakfast on the day. Euro tunnel also booked 10:36 .

oh good, looks like there will be quite a few of us staying at the travelodge in Ashford then.  dance 

Better have a strict 'no beer' and in bed by 10pm rule then  sofa hide cheers 

I can't see that happening!, might push it to 2205  drunk Laughing Laughing 

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Post  Alex on Sat 04 Jan 2014, 11:14

Right tunnel booked, im getting to like the tunnel on the bike now, my pipes sound fecking nice riding the length of the train, as for meeting up, we can do it in the car park of the tunnel or theres the lorry park just up the road where the services are, five mins before you get there for a head count I suppose.
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Post  Mick on Sat 04 Jan 2014, 11:39

@Alex wrote:Right tunnel booked, im getting to like the tunnel on the bike now, my pipes sound fecking nice riding the length of the train, as for meeting up, we can do it in the car park of the tunnel or theres the lorry park just up the road where the services are, five mins before you get there for a head count I suppose.
I'm just looking at toothbrushes for me time away, its all im taking. hoodie t shirt jeans sorted, boy am I gonna stink.

Car park of the tunnel sounds good to me, so can do details nearer the time.

Bloody glad ya ain't sharing our mobile home ya filthy animal  Laughing 

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Post  Wes on Sat 04 Jan 2014, 12:30

Booked a family room for the 12th at travel lodge in ashford if anybody wants to share then give me a shout.

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Post  grimreaper on Sat 04 Jan 2014, 21:32

the grimsters booked into the belgium meet, sees ya there chaps  grimreaper 

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Post  Mick on Sat 04 Jan 2014, 21:53

@grimreaper wrote:the grimsters booked into the belgium meet, sees ya there
chaps  grimreaper 

 dance see you there mate, and no pinching the best room in our accomodation
if ya get there 1st!.  Laughing wink

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Post  MuckyPups on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 06:56

Ok we are all booked up and good to go and looking forward to. Got my maps, first aid kit, breathalyzers and EU sticker for my number plate but still not clear about the hi viz rule. Do you just have to have one to put on in the event of breaking down, or do you have to actually wear a hi viz when riding?

Don't know if others are aware of this, but when traveling to the EU you are supposed to have a EUROPEAN HEALTH INSURANCE CARD as well as travel insurance. the EHIC card is an extension of NHS medical care when abroad. It does not cover for accidents though, hence the need for travel insurance. The cards are free to apply on line if you do a google search.

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Post  Vermin on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 16:14

@MuckyPups wrote:Ok we are all booked up and good to go and looking forward to. Got my maps, first aid kit, breathalyzers and EU sticker for my number plate but still not clear about the hi viz rule. Do you just have to have one to put on in the event of breaking down, or do you have to actually wear a hi viz when riding?

Don't know if others are aware of this, but when traveling to the EU you are supposed to have a EUROPEAN HEALTH INSURANCE CARD as well as travel insurance. the EHIC card is an extension of NHS medical care when abroad. It does not cover for accidents though, hence the need for travel insurance. The cards are free to apply on line if you do a google search.

Only gotta carry it with you, has to be worn if you break down and pull up in a place where stopping is not normally permitted. Same law applies in France.

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Post  MuckyPups on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 16:51

@Vermin wrote:
@MuckyPups wrote:Ok we are all booked up and good to go and looking forward to. Got my maps, first aid kit, breathalyzers and EU sticker for my number plate but still not clear about the hi viz rule. Do you just have to have one to put on in the event of breaking down, or do you have to actually wear a hi viz when riding?

Don't know if others are aware of this, but when traveling to the EU you are supposed to have a EUROPEAN HEALTH INSURANCE CARD as well as travel insurance. the EHIC card is an extension of NHS medical care when abroad. It does not cover for accidents though, hence the need for travel insurance. The cards are free to apply on line if you do a google search.

Only gotta carry it with you, has to be worn if you break down and pull up in a place where stopping is not normally permitted. Same law applies in France.
Thanks for clearing that one up for me as I must confess I was a bit confused about it. Cheers matey  thumb 

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Post  Wes on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 17:02

So what additional stuff do we need to take for riding in Europe as this will be a first for

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Post  Vermin on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 17:20

A Hi Vis jacket is the only item you need to carry with in Belgium, the first Aid kit and fire extinguisher are only complusory for vehicles registered in Belgium.

However or course, we will be travelling through France to get there, so we've gotta comply to their laws too, take a look at these:

Belgium (Driving Information)

France (Driving Information)

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Post  Wes on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 17:21

Thanks mate been a while since I drove in Europe and first time on the bike.

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Post  Richy Y on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 19:21

When we were in France last year they changed the law so that you don't have to wear a hi-viz and you don't have to carry a breathalyser. Looking at the laws for Belgium it only says that drivers when they leave their vehicle on a motorway have to wear a hi-viz, take it that means cars etc. so I personally will not be wearing one, so there!!  butt 

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Post  majalomalk on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 21:25

As just said hi viz and warning triangles i believe only apply to cars not bikes  :dont-know: 

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Post  Miller421 on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 21:55

Is that right that you have to have a reflective sticker front bak and sides and be big enough to have a40 mm diameter circle in the reflector, that's the first iv ever heard of that  :dont-know: 

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Post  majalomalk on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 21:59

:dont-know:  first i have heard some have said you have to have a reflective sticker on helmet  :?: 

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