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Portugal

Anyone going from the UK via France then?

Also, what kind of numbers are likely to attend Portugal?

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Hi Nick,
I'm going down to the meet, thinking about getting the ferry or tunnel on the 18th Aug and traveling down through France Etc.
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Hi Graham,

Heard of any others that might take that route? I've got 2 weeks of hols available. How long do you think it might take to get there? Not too slow but not at full pelt either?

I've been looking for something like this for a while and let's face it apart from today it looks like one way of getting some sun

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I'm going to Portugal. I'm probably going via Plymouth/Santander on the Wednesday ferry. Then coming back up to Zeebrugge for the Hull ferry on the Thursday after the rally.



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Anyone going from the UK via France then?

Also, what kind of numbers are likely to attend Portugal?

TIA

Nick
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cost

So,

Plymouth - Santander or

Cheap crossing to Calais and ride.

Which would be cheaper? Quicker? More fun?

Cost is the biggie but the other factors need thinking about too...

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Santander route

mmm...the downside of the Santander route is that you have to take a ferry midweek...doesn't that make for bad use of holiday time?

One route or the other I'm very positive about attending. Can't say it's definite as yet for family reasons but I'm sure they can be sorted out. not sure what to expect but I need a break and this trip fits the bill. might pick up a few pointers for the South America thing I have in mind too.

Anyone been to one of these meets before?

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Portugal

Hi Nick,
I went to the meeting in the UK and it was fantastic! I'm planning on taking my time through france and spain - three/four days? Ther's no rush as it doesn't start till thursday. Going from Bolton to get the ferry/tunnel on the 18th, I'm also off for two weeks and it's a good excuse to go for a ride!
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Sounds good...

Graham,

I've still got to sort out the fam issues but that kind of schedule sounds about right for me.

any others likely to sign up?

I have to laugh as I haven't even bought any panniers for the bike yet...2 weeks to get organised!

Did you look at ferry crossings yet? Prices etc...

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Hi Nick,
Going to look at ferry/tunnel this week. A friend of mine thinks he's going but will travel down earlier as he has more time! Did i read somewhere you are from Manchester? what bike do you ride?
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Not manchester...Derbyshire. Near to Buxton.

The bike's a CB500. Got it 2 weeks ago by trading in my CG125. Still restricted until next year but it'll do a steady 70 as I found out on my way to Peterborough passport office yesterday.

It's no beauty contest winner but will get me there and back I think.

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Hi Nick,
Good luck with the family and finding some panniers, keep in touch!!! I'll post some prices when i get them.
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Shall we ride down together?

Hey Graham,

I leave Belgium today for the Portugal meeting. Shall we catch up and ride together down. If OK, you can write me a text message on my cellphone (0032472411989) to tell me where we can meet.

Have a save journey to France.
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There's a good contingent of Brits and northern Europeans - as well as Portuguese - planning on being there. We typically get around 50-60 people at this one, looks like it could be even more this year, and it's always a fun event.

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