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PNE Van Vlaanderen Weekend Trip - April 2017

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Alan C

Alan C
Following on from the successes of PNE en Pave and PNE In't Peaks, another annual PNE cycling foray is being organised.
The PNE Van Vlaanderen Weekend will depart for the Belgium countryside on Thursday 20th April 2017 and return to the UK on Sunday 23rd April 2017.
Outline details can be seen at the bottom of this post.
It is to be emphasised that the pace will be “Sporty” (ie 18mph+ for 4+ hours). The trip is not designed to be non-inclusive, but to ensure that your enjoyment, and that of your travelling companions, is not compromised, and abilities are matched.
Placers are limited to 12 to 15 people, dependant on interest and volunteer drivers of large cars.
A deposit of £50 is required immediately to secure you place. It will become non-refundable as soon as the Eurotunnel is booked, unless you can sell on your place.
To reserve your place on the trip (even if you have already expressed an interest already), or if you need more details or clarification, please contact social@pnecc.co.uk  .
First come first served, and if oversubscribed, a waiting list will be started.
We are looking to get this wrapped up and booked by the end of September 2016, so please respond ASAP.


Weekend of Spring Classic riding in Belgium, 20th April 2017.
Trip of cycling friends - 3 nights B&B near Oudenaarde in the heart of, Flanders, Belgium
3 days riding (appx 110km per day) on the Bergs, cobbled lanes of the Flanders Classics
Bike drop off min Wed evening, Depart Thursday afternoon ~ 13:30, return late Sunday evening.
Approx costs pp; Petrol & tolls £45; Eurotunnel £45; B&B £120. (fuel costs shared between passengers).
...weather permitting,....2013 Tour of Flanders was cancelled due to snow and ice 
Travel by car, volunteer drivers. Via Eurotunnel to Oudenaarde
Depart Ports: Thursday 20th April @13:30 Returning Sunday 23rd , expected arrive 21:00
Bike friendly hotel - Leopold Hotel (or similar) twin rooms, B&B for 3 nights. £120 (example)
Meals, beer, chips, chocolate, waffles, etc at your own expense.
8-12 places, more depending on driver/ accommodation availability.
Own travel insurance and EHIC card recommended.
Prep and training will be essential, the pace will be sporty and as a group. (talk to Mark or Alan for info).
Day 1: East towards Muur van Geraardsbergen
Day 2 Ronde Van Vlaanderen -
Day3 : E3 Harlebeke West....”Through and off” flying school
What to expect....http://road.cc/content/feature/116107-riding-tour-flanders-cyclosportive
Why Flanders? Scene of epic cycling each Spring http://www.crvv.be/
A couple of weekends after the actual Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix sportives; Avoiding these peak weeks will offer a genuine experience, without the sportive limits or a package cost.
A social evening will be planned for Jan for the group to prepare together for the trip.

Last edited by Alan C on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 22:48; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Outline details added)

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