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#1 TeDeum

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 10:16 pm

This is the original posting that has the dates and the venue link taken from another RTT09 thread.

Guinness set the RTT dates in stone a few months ago as July 4th to 11th. The Motocamp runs their rentals of caravans or cabins Saturday to Saturday and I suppose this doesn't matter for the camping. For anyone who missed the earlier threads (about a week after RTT08 I think!) this place is run by a Dutch couple of bikers for bikers in an amazing part of France. I talked to them and they offered us discounts for a group booking and would have ridesout planned for us as well as a list of other places worth a visit. They have a restaurant on site and a bar that stays open as long as anybody is standing. They organise music nights with local rock bands. There is the added pleasure of the drive down and back from the channel enjoying a Routier lunch or two!


And this is my first posting in this thread.

A stormy, wet afternoon in Kerry was spent by Mrs TeDeum booking the ferries to and from from France for the RTT09 trip. Since there is almost no competition for ferries between Ireland and France the prices are quite interesting and, it seems, a lot of other Irish people were doing the same as she saw quotes being withdrawn from one company while she was getting a quote from another. Not a problem to you people who will be going out from England where you have a riches of ferry operators and routes. If we had chosen to have the RTT in June or late August out prices would have been 30% of what we had to pay for July.

If ferries are being booked this far in advance perhaps it is time to get a list of those who think they will be going to the Dordogne then maybe we can get a discount from Motocamp. For ferry discounts it seems that you need a group of ten travelling together, at least from the ferry companies that Mrs TeDeum investigated.

So far I think we have Catsbum, Dandy, Marky Mark and Mrs Marky Mark, as well as TeDeum and Mrs TeDeum. I have probably missed some and I know others have shown interest but I think it is time to get serious! If you think you are going can you add your names so we can get an idea of numbers?

Edited by TeDeum, 14 February 2009 - 02:15 pm.

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 10:51 pm

QUOTE(TeDeum @ Sun 11th Jan 2009, 10:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A stormy, wet afternoon in Kerry was spent by Mrs TeDeum booking the ferries to and from from France for the RTT09 trip. Since there is almost no competition for ferries between Ireland and France the prices are quite interesting and, it seems, a lot of other Irish people were doing the same as she saw quotes being withdrawn from one company while she was getting a quote from another. Not a problem to you people who will be going out from England where you have a riches of ferry operators and routes. If we had chosen to have the RTT in June or late August out prices would have been 30% of what we had to pay for July.

If ferries are being booked this far in advance perhaps it is time to get a list of those who think they will be going to the Dordogne then maybe we can get a discount from Motocamp. For ferry discounts it seems that you need a group of ten travelling together, at least from the ferry companies that Mrs TeDeum investigated.

So far I think we have Catsbum, Dandy, Marky Mark and Mrs Marky Mark, as well as TeDeum and Mrs TeDeum. I have probably missed some and I know others have shown interest but I think it is time to get serious! If you think you are going can you add your names so we can get an idea of numbers?


Looking at ferries as we speak Chris - probably Norfolk lines with the Bongo/trailer and back P & O from Bilbao

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 10:55 pm

I have already booked the Portsmouth - Santander
Not sure which way I will be returning though
Le-Havre or Bilbao. dry.gif

Will give you dates for the Campsite when I can be bothered to open the file up!

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 10:37 am

I'm not sure I'll be able to afford to take the family on holiday to Europe this year, so it'll be more than my life is worth to go on a biking holiday to Europe on my own punishment.gif . Of course, if my circumstances or marital status change between now and then, I'll be there rolleyes.gif .

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 11:39 am

My good intentions are wavering - much as I'd like to go, family and financial issues are beginning to encroach.

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 06:55 pm

Hi

i'm still on for this... now booked

Outbound Sun 5th sailing at 16.00 plymouth - Santander

Inbound Sat 11th Cherbourg/Poole


123.50





Dave

ps.... any members in the plymouth area got any good camp site's they could recomend for the sat night

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 07:09 pm

I am definite.

However, Mrs is doubtfull as her holiday arrangements are being changed and she has to take them in line with the schools.

I will be camping.




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Posted 12 January 2009 - 10:55 pm

Ive got the time off booked, just looking at a few pointers on how members are getting to and from the campsite, costs and such. If the Euro dont settle down then I think I will camp.

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 10:31 am

I'm on for it.
Chris, what route and dates did you settle for from Ireland?

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 10:36 am

QUOTE(stu @ Tue 13th Jan 2009, 10:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm on for it.
Chris, what route and dates did you settle for from Ireland?


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Posted 13 January 2009 - 11:59 am

I would like to go, not definitely sure yet, still trying to juggle holiday dates around. I agree with Chris about the dates, I know its tradition and all that, but going into July for RTT does mean high season prices for anything leaving UK/RoI. Hope to confirm soon. tongue.gif

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 03:37 pm

QUOTE(aircooled68 @ Mon 12th Jan 2009, 06:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi

i'm still on for this... now booked

Outbound Sun 5th sailing at 16.00 plymouth - Santander

Inbound Sat 11th Sailing at 20.30 Cherbourg-Portsmouth
139.50
Dave

ps.... any members in the plymouth area got any good camp site's they could recomend for the sat night


Are you not having a cabin on the way out at 222.50? Its still 693km to the campsite from Santander. Then again 83.00 for a cabin ranting.gif


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Posted 15 January 2009 - 09:24 am

Hi Chris,
It'll be me + 1 not sure wether i'll be camping, shed or pikey ville yet though.

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 08:43 pm

Still sitting on the fence. Put me down as a maybe.
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 09:19 pm

QUOTE(Dannyboy @ Wed 14th Jan 2009, 03:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are you not having a cabin on the way out at 222.50? Its still 693km to the campsite from Santander. Then again 83.00 for a cabin ranting.gif


Hi,

no cabin im going to have a few beers n crash on the seat... plus ive got a mate coming with me on his st1300 pan so i can always kip in his topbox


693 km.... still a hike but im going to andora for the first 2 days then up to the camp site



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Posted 16 January 2009 - 01:01 am

i booked the week off work today yahoo.gif
my brother-in-laws stagdo is around the time of the German MT in Berlin, so i'm waiting to hear back dry.gif
if I have to cancel the 2 weeks i have set aside for that then I'll be taking a little longer out for the RTT wink.gif
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 09:33 am

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 10:13 am

I'm a definite maybe, I have approval from SWMBO but yet to get leave sorted.

But we have a small matter of a potential house purchase by a property developer, which won't be resolved until Feb and may mean moving out in July.

I'd certainly prefer a share of one of them natty wood cabins rather than camping. mellow.gif
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 03:50 pm

I'm a possible for this but perhaps for only around 5 days total...anyone else considering a short break?
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 09:52 pm

At the mo I'm thinking out on 4th or 5th till the next Sunday. Plymouth/Santander for route out and back via Cherbourg/Portsmouth. Priced at 136.50. Euro tunnel is cheaper at 74.00 return but its a long ride to the camp site and you dont get to see Spain.


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