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‘Tour de France’. September 2010 Chris & Jackie Rix Paul & Ros Harkness. 1. Faites une Liste. Route Bike Bike gear Luggage Medical Insurance Documents Tickets Clothes. 2. Moto Preparation. Get new tyres Get the good lady an Airhawk seat pad

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Tour de france

‘Tour de France’

September 2010

Chris & Jackie Rix

Paul & Ros Harkness


1 faites une liste

1. Faites une Liste

  • Route

  • Bike

  • Bike gear

  • Luggage

  • Medical

  • Insurance

  • Documents

  • Tickets

  • Clothes


2 moto preparation

2. Moto Preparation

  • Get new tyres

  • Get the good lady an Airhawkseat pad

  • Tyre sealant, tools, torch, tie wraps, chain lube, tyre repair kit, black tape, spare rider visor

  • Caberg’s + Scala’s, Draggin jeans, winter gloves, air-flow jackets, waterproof summer boots

  • Euro medical, AA/RAC & debit cards, Euros cash

  • Travel insurance

  • Inform motorcycle insurance company of dates in each country

  • Load up and test ride well before leaving


3 l itin raire

3. L'itinéraire

Plan to avoid more than 250 miles in a day & stop every 45 mins

  • Belfast to Dublin

  • Dublin to Holyhead

  • Holyhead to Gloucester

  • Gloucester to Plymouth

  • Plymouth to Santander, Spain

  • Santander to Saint-Savin, Pyrenees

  • Pyrenees to Fleurac, Dordogne

  • Dordogne to Loches

  • Loches to Caen

  • Caen to Cherbourg

  • Cherbourg to Rosslare

  • Rosslare to Belfast

    ()


4 la carte d itin raire

4. La Carte d'Itinéraire


5 les motos les femmes

5. Les motos / les femmes

100 miles

Skylon £60 p.n.


6 les bagages

6. Les Bagages

Tank Bag

  • Wet trousers, over-mits, jackets

  • Sunglasses, ipod, camera, spare keys, adaptors, chargers, rope lock, towel

  • Dry zip pocket: passports, driving lic., bike ownership, routes, tickets, insurance details, cash

  • One night’s clothes + wash kit

    Top Box

  • Light shoes, shorts, light trousers, light fleece, swimmers, sun hat, 4x polo shirt, 6 x T-shirts, boxers, socks, jeans, summer gloves

    Panniers

  • Her stuff


La deuxi me nuit

La deuxième nuit

Irish Ferries

£40 p.b. to Holyhead

+ 188 miles

Holiday Inn, Gloucester

£100 double


Pont avon santander

Pont-Avon à Santander

+ 145miles

To Plymouth

Brittany Ferries

£247 for 3 berth


7 prendre garde les signes de route

7. Prendre Garde les Signes de Route

  • 50kph = 31mph in towns

  • 80-100kph = 62mph on open roads

  • 110-130kph = 81mph motorways

  • Signs for the lower limit when raining

    (Spot fines - exceed by 40kph = license confiscated)

  • Red triangle – approach to roundabout

  • Town name – start of 50km/hr speed limit

  • Town name with strike through – end of 50km/hr

  • Diamond shape – you have right of way

  • Priorite a droite – give way to traffic from right

  • Cedez le passage – traffic on roundabout has priority

  • Drink driving limit is 50mg/100 lower than UK 80mg

  • Unleaded is SP95 (Gazole is Diesel / SP98/95-EO ethanol added)

  • Never go on motorways without topping off with fuel first


L h tel les rochers

L'hôtel Les Rochers

Le chat souriant

+272 miles

Euro 100 p.n. double


La saint savin ville sc nique

La Saint-Savin Ville Scénique

Pastiche à La Poste


Le haut pyreenes

Le Haut Pyreenes

Pont d’Espagne


Le tour de france

Le Tour de France

Col d’Aubisque


Pyrenees tr s lev

Pyrenees très élevé

Pic du Midi d'Ossau

9,462ft


La villa dans fleurac dordogne

La Villa dans Fleurac, Dordogne

+ 200 miles

Villa £1,200 p.w


Dordogne sc nique

Dordogne Scénique

Esquivez foi gras ou des gésiers?


La maison de moulin loches

La Maison de Moulin à Loches

+ 204 miles

to Loches

+ 196 miles to Caen

Euro 70 double


Le nec plus ultra sacrifice

Le Nec Plus Ultra Sacrifice

Normandy

+ 76 miles to Cherbourg

Irish Ferry Euro 179 p.c.


La fin

La Fin


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