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  • Offline pistnbroke   england

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    2nd Crosstourer World Meeting !!!!!
    on: Apr 18, 2018, 07.34 pm
    Apr 18, 2018, 07.34 pm
    Good evening all,  :305: :305: :305: :305: :305: :305:

    After suggesting and speaking to you all at the Oswestry weekend get together about the next trip, and we all agreed it sounded a good idea to go Continental.  :087:

    So its off to Ypres if you want to join us.  :169:

    I will try and source a Hotel near by and post details on here as soon as i have done that.  :211:

    I would like to visit The Menin Gate, Passchendaele, and Tyne Cot to pay my respects. 

    If you have any places you would like to visit then maybe they can be included into any itinerary hopefully.  :028:

    Hope to meet some Continental C.T. riders on this one.  :152:

    Looking forward to this big away day.  :082:

    If any of you have any nice routes to ride while we are there then that can only be a bonus.  :037:

    Meet up points for Brits travelling over can be arranged by areas i suppose, and with people you know or have met via this forum local to you. :112:

    I live in Wirral,north west, so could meet up at service stations on route as we travel via motorways. :005:

    I'd only use the motorways to get the drudge out of the way. :156:

    From my home the first petrol stop for me will be Warwick services, then just before the tunnel.   :152:

    We could also plan to meet up at the tunnel terminal and spend our first night in Europe, already on holiday then.  :037: :047: :046: :152:

    I'm going to start looking and i'll let you know as soon as possible.   :138:

    We may need to get 2 places to stay i'm also thinking, unless someone can point us in the right direction of a nice hotel.   :158:

    SWMBO dosent know yet but im thinking of leaving ours for about 6am, Warwick services for 9;30 - 10am, hope to be getting to Euro Tunnel by 16;00, France for 17;00 and Hotel near Ypres for 19;00'

    A long day i know, tell me if you think my timings are to long or not enough time please.  :157:

    I reckon on motorways doing 70mph it always seems to average out at 50mph.  :305:

    i'll sort dates very soon.  :027:

    Ride safe all.  :169:

    pistnbroke.  :028: :031:


    Last Edit: Apr 18, 2018, 07.42 pm by pistnbroke
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    Re: 2nd Crosstourer World Meeting !!!!!
    Reply #1 on: Apr 18, 2018, 08.30 pm
    Apr 18, 2018, 08.30 pm
    Wife and I went to Ypres, Menin Gate, Tyne Cot, etc we stayed at Hotel Kasteelhof at Hooge  there's a really good museum a few yards away, we found it to be better than the one in Ypres. The Hotel is a couple of miles from Ypres , built on the site of the German HQ , the lake in the grounds is  in the craters  from the mines that blew it up, There's really good signposted routes to follow in the area. If we were to go back we would stay there again

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    Re: 2nd Crosstourer World Meeting !!!!!
    Reply #2 on: Apr 18, 2018, 08.43 pm
    Apr 18, 2018, 08.43 pm
    Thanks very much for that x11, thats the sort of knowledge we need to have a good time over there and to help us out.  :028:
     
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    Reply #3 on: Apr 18, 2018, 08.48 pm
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    This was my meander towards Brussells with a vist to Ypres (Leper) on the way passed lots of WW Memorials and avoiding main roads.

    Might well join you for another trip.

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    Re: 2nd Crosstourer World Meeting !!!!!
    Reply #4 on: Apr 18, 2018, 09.07 pm
    Apr 18, 2018, 09.07 pm
    Cheers all help and info is greatly accepted and logged for future reference.   :028:
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    Reply #5 on: Apr 18, 2018, 09.53 pm
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    I don't believe this ever happened, want proof


    I want picturesssss come on chaps :110:

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    Re: 2nd Crosstourer World Meeting !!!!!
    Reply #6 on: Apr 18, 2018, 10.39 pm
    Apr 18, 2018, 10.39 pm
     :046: :152: count me in pistnbroke.
    I assume your talking next year as being on a pension  :164: I'll need to start putting my pound coins into the money pot.  :001:
    Debs just might give this one a miss as she's not familiar with the Belgium shopping scene.  :008:
    "The more the miles, the bigger the smiles"

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    Re: 2nd Crosstourer World Meeting !!!!!
    Reply #7 on: Apr 18, 2018, 11.44 pm
    Apr 18, 2018, 11.44 pm
    superduper, i took photos on phone so i'll have to get my IT department to show me how to upload them.

    Yes Dave next year, just sorting dates out.

    Easter next year is very late and such an awkward period.

    Looking at dates of arriving 4-4-19 Thursday and leaving 8-4-19 Monday, any later and it'll start to go into the Easter bank holiday mayhem.

     :028: :031:



    Revised dates are now Thursday 9-5-2019 through to Monday 13-5-2019, as of post on page 3 of this thread.

    Cheers all. pistnbroke.
    Last Edit: May 16, 2018, 06.21 pm by pistnbroke
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