With only 5 weeks until the Challenge, an update of route and other matters:
· Tunnel and Dartford:
o We are in contact with the Tunnel to see if can get over and back smoothly – hopefully the Migrant and Farmer issues will disappear by September?
o We now need to submit Advance Passenger Information to the tunnel – this will have to be by the Team Leader, and Eurotunnel will confirm a link directly to each Team Captain:
o Please note that there is a web based payment system for the Dartford crossing now – we will confirm links closer to the time – again, this is each Team’s responsibility:
o We will shortly confirm tunnel crossings, so PLEASE ensure Teams complete vehicle details so we can allocate to correct trains for cars, van or pantechnicon!
o See as the enclosed link at the bottom of the page, the very detailed route directions. You must print these as an aid to following the route – particularly these give forward advice of ascents, descents, major road junctions – including those DO NOT MISS junctions –fuel stops and changeover points in the longer climbs or narrow roads.
o We advise you transfer the route to a Michelin map as additional aid to not getting lost!!
o For those with a Garmin – the route is accessed on the following links:
3. Day 3 Run out http://ridewithgps.com/routes/9657998
4. Day 3 Cycle http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7659443
5. I will let you know if any details change before we set off:
o You will see in the directions that we have 2 Hotels at Le Mans, but we all stay in the same Hotel at Futuroscope:
o Please let me know any dietary requirements or ailments we should be aware of – this is asked for in the sign up pages, but I always like to double check:
o All accommodation is BOOKED as twin rooms, so apologies for the double beds last year – we were shocked as well. We can request double rooms, but cannot guarantee this.PRESTON'S DETAILED DIRECTIONS