Special events

Tour des Trois Vallées 24th - 27th June 2022 (aka Dieppe Raid)

2022 will be the 50th anniversary of the first Dieppe Raid Cycling Weekend based around the Dieppe event Tour des Trois Vallées. The event is a series of touring rides organised by the Cyclo-Club Dieppois based on the roads and lanes of the countryside in and around Dieppe, offering various distances (from 30k to 140k) to suit both families and keen club cyclists. A walk is generally offered for non-cyclists. With the exception of 2020 and 2021, when the event was unavoidably cancelled due to Covid, the event has been held every year. In the 1970s even a ferry strike did not prevent cyclists travelling on the ferry to attend the event! I understand that the ferry had no other passengers; that result was definitely a credit to Neville and his powers of persuasion.

http://www.dieppetour.com/index.php

Typically a small group make the trip over to Normandy to take part in this excellent event, the area is also great for cycling and exploring.

This is very much as DIY weekend/week where you will need to book your accommodation and entry.

Nick will provide regular updates via the newsletter, email list (and WhatsApp group if this is requested). nick.horne1@googlemail.com 07769158356

CTC summer ride 25th-27th June 2022

25 June - Bristol to Barnstaple - Start AC 6:30 am. - Approximately 100 miles (depending on the precise route). Easy pace but all-day distance. Stops roughly every 20 miles.

Riders may return by train the same evening, or on the Sunday or Monday, *or* ride back to Bristol on Sunday 26th or Monday 27th. One's spouse/partner may, if a non-cyclist, come by train. Accommodation and return travel by individual arrangement.

26 June - Woolacombe, Mortehoe, Ilfracombe - 45 miles - medium. Start Barnstaple 9am. Stop at Ilfracombe. Or spend the day with spouse/partner. Or return to Bristol by train or bike.

27 June - return to Bristol by train or cycle.

The train from/to Bristol is £29 return with a Senior Rail Card, and £17.60 single. If there are many takers we'll have to make sure of sufficient bike spaces on the Exeter/Bristol returning trains (perhaps stagger journeys). The Barnstaple/Exeter train is BYO for bikes.

Anyone who is interested should please contact Peter Metelerkamp by 4 June to confirm numbers and plans - peter@metelerkamp.com.

Semaine fédérale internationale de cyclotourisme 2022

31 July - 7 August

https://ffvelo.fr/randonner-a-velo/ou-quand-pratiquer/les-evenements/semaine-federale-internationale-de-cyclotourisme-2022/

Each year, the International Federal Cycle Tourism Week is organized at the beginning of August in a new department. For a week, more than 12,000 international cyclists come together to discover a new territory by bike.

In 2022, see you in the Heart of Breizh: breathtaking landscapes filled with history, myths and emotion...

Brittany is a space where you can recharge your batteries around hospitality, passion and nature. You will not forget your visit to this exceptional region.

Enquires and info contact

Alex Rendu

alex.rendu@live.co.uk

07866047787