French Frolic 2022

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Re: French Frolic 2022

Post by Dark » Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:55 pm

1. Steve
2. Andy G (Booked)
3. Baz (Booked)
4. Robin (Booked)
5. Ali (Booked)
6. Kenny
7. Mike Scib
8. DDtB
9. Kinger - (just get it done you big Mincer
10. Stu
11. Kevin
12. Malcolm (booked?)
13. Clarky :-) (booked?)
14. Sheraz (Booked)
15. Mark (Booked for Dijon, Ferg's passenger for the others!)
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Re: French Frolic 2022

Post by campbell » Tue Nov 09, 2021 11:02 pm

Nice one Mark.

Why only 1 track?
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Re: French Frolic 2022

Post by Dark » Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:09 am

I was too slow and the package deal is sold out, the other two tracks only had 30 places each.
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Re: French Frolic 2022

Post by campbell » Wed Nov 10, 2021 1:10 am

Understood. Still one hell of a trip. Apart from paxing with Ferg obvz. Always a price to pay eh
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Re: French Frolic 2022

Post by ClarkyBoy » Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:57 pm

Dark wrote:
Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:55 pm
1. Steve
2. Andy G (Booked)
3. Baz (Booked)
4. Robin (Booked)
5. Ali (Booked)
6. Kenny
7. Mike Scib
8. DDtB
9. Kinger - (just get it done you big Mincer
10. Stu
11. Kevin
12. Malcolm (booked?)
13. Clarky :-) (booked?)
14. Sheraz (Booked)
15. Mark (Booked for Dijon, Ferg's passenger for the others!)
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Re: French Frolic 2022

Post by flyingscot68 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:27 pm

:( Guess I missed it

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Re: French Frolic 2022

Post by Dark » Sun Nov 28, 2021 7:42 pm

flyingscot68 wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:27 pm
:( Guess I missed it
I've booked Dijon directly (300E) and the local Ibis for 2 nights (150E).
Planning to then spend ~2 days driving south through the Alps before meeting the others in Orange for a night or two.
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Re: French Frolic 2022

Post by Dark » Sun Nov 28, 2021 7:50 pm

Has anyone given any thought to booking Tunnel tickets yet? What dates are people thinking?
Sunday 14th to Sun 21st is currently £180 standard, £230 standard refundable or £500 full flex. I think you can also use Tesco Clubcard to pay for a standard ticket. Predicting which return train to book looks like a nightmare!
Would also be good to hear anyone's experience heading back north from Orange on the Sat/Sun? Can it be done in a day? What's the traffic expected to be like? Terrible given it's the end of the French school holidays? Anyone planning to add a few more days at the end to see the sights and avoid the traffic? Cheers!
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Re: French Frolic 2022

Post by campbell » Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:39 pm

Did Orange to Calais in a day. Easy drive albeit long but Autoroutes generally free flowing in my experience.

Had 2 drivers though.

That said, I’d prob still go for it even if solo.

Booked an IBIS at Calais for good rest before braving the mess that is the UK M-way system though …
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Re: French Frolic 2022

Post by Andy G » Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:49 pm

Dark wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 7:50 pm
Has anyone given any thought to booking Tunnel tickets yet? What dates are people thinking?
Sunday 14th to Sun 21st is currently £180 standard, £230 standard refundable or £500 full flex. I think you can also use Tesco Clubcard to pay for a standard ticket. Predicting which return train to book looks like a nightmare!
Would also be good to hear anyone's experience heading back north from Orange on the Sat/Sun? Can it be done in a day? What's the traffic expected to be like? Terrible given it's the end of the French school holidays? Anyone planning to add a few more days at the end to see the sights and avoid the traffic? Cheers!
It used to be the case that if you booked a 24 hour return ( 2 of them) but never made either return it worked out way cheaper :cheers
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Re: French Frolic 2022

Post by Andy G » Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:50 pm

Wont be the end of the French school holidays (they will be off all of august) and M-ways in France are usually lightly trafficked on Sundays
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Re: French Frolic 2022

Post by Ferg » Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:47 am

Looking forward to this. Not even thought logistics yet. /looks at Steve 😉

1. Steve
2. Andy G (Booked)
3. Baz (Booked)
4. Robin (Booked)
5. Ali (Booked)
6. Kenny
7. Mike Scib
8. DDtB
9. Kinger - (just get it done you big Mincer
10. Stu
11. Kevin
12. Malcolm (booked?)
13. Clarky :-) (booked?)
14. Sheraz (Booked)
15. Mark (Booked for Dijon, Ferg's passenger for the others!)
16. Ferg

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Re: French Frolic 2022

Post by C7Steve » Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:34 am

Ferg wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:47 am
Looking forward to this. Not even thought logistics yet. /looks at Steve 😉

1. Steve
2. Andy G (Booked)
3. Baz (Booked)
4. Robin (Booked)
5. Ali (Booked)
6. Kenny
7. Mike Scib
8. DDtB
9. Kinger - (just get it done you big Mincer
10. Stu
11. Kevin
12. Malcolm (booked?)
13. Clarky :-) (booked?)
14. Sheraz (Booked)
15. Mark (Booked for Dijon, Ferg's passenger for the others!)
16. Ferg
Not sure if I am going yet, but since you asked Ferg. :lol:

Saturday 13th August.
Abz to Troon. Family visit/stopover.

Sunday 14th August.
Troon to Kent.
Holiday Inn Ashford Central, TN24 8QQ

Could plan to meet you, Mark, Clarky R, and anyone else at Abington Services for SE Convoy. (The others have spoken about transporting their cars to France).

Troon (Depart 08:00)
Troon to Abington Services 1hr 15mins (08:00-09:15)
Break and arrange to join any SE Convoy at Abington Services (09:15-10:15)
Abington to Scotch Corner 2hr 10mins (10:15-12:25)
Break 20mins (12:25-12:45)
Scotch Corner to Esso MSG Toll Bar 2hrs (12:45-14:45)
Break 20mins (14:45-15:05)
Esso MSG Toll Bar to Holiday Inn Ashford Central 3hrs (15:05-18:05)

Monday 15th August.
Kent to Dijon via Chunnel. (Book tunnel for around 11:00 crossing, tbc)
Dijon Hotel.

Tuesday 16th August.
Dijon Trackday.
Second night in Dijon hotel.

Wednesday 17th August.
Dijon to Orange via scenic route.
Ventoux or George de Vernon.
Orange Hotel.

Thursday 18th August.
Circuit du Var Trackday.
Second night in Orange Hotel.

Friday 19th August.
Ledenon Trackday.
Third night in Orange Hotel.

Saturday 20th August.
Orange to Calais/Dover
9Hours plus stops. 596miles.

Sunday 21st August.
Calais/Dover to home.
10hrs plus stops. 600miles.


Option 2.
Saturday Orange to Alps for an extra few days 8)


Glad to be of assistance to you Ferg. :lol:


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Re: French Frolic 2022

Post by campbell » Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:36 pm

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Re: French Frolic 2022

Post by Julien » Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:28 am

Hello,

Orange => Calais in 9 hours on a saturday in August is very optimistic :shock:

Historic of the traffic on saturday 22 August 2020 :
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Here you can find the document, i didn't find the same for 2021 :
https://www.bison-fute.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/ ... ressed.pdf

I suggest to reach Beaune before 10am.

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