We now have the provisional dates for this trip;

Thursday 10 to Tuesday 15th May.

So far the itinerary is to ride down to Portsmouth on the Thursday, travel overnight by Brittany Ferries to Caen, and then onwards to the accommodation which is run by an English expat couple who will stock the fridge with beer for us!

Activities when we get there are still in the planning stages.

Approximate costs are £450 for ferry, a £250 deposit is required by next months Woodcocks. Costs for the accommodation are dependent upon numbers and on the type of rooms required by the individuals, and will be advised by Steve Berry / Mike Richardson once details are known.

So far we have five takers – if you want join us and visit these important historical sites please let Steve Berry or Mike Richardson know ASAP.

Once final numbers and cabin preferences are known we can finalise the costs and give firm commitments to the ferry company and our hosts in Normandy.

Please see further information on hotel

See also the owners website from which the flyer was compiled


Please note that while every care has been taken in compiling this information for you, the Chapter accepts no responsibility for any inaccuracies or omissions – you are responsible for ensuring that you comply with all applicable regulations

While travelling in France, you should be aware that French Law requires you to have the following minimum equipment with you at all times:

  • GB Sticker
  • Spare bulb kit
  • Headlamp converter
  • Warning Triangle
  • Hi-viz Jacket
  • First Aid Kit
  • NF Approved Beathalyser

Please follow this link for further information on driving in France

You can be subject to on the spot fines if stopped and found to be in non-compliance.

While officially the recent French requirements for retro-reflective patches on rider equipment including helmets are not being enforced it is still strongly recommended in France and you may receive further grief over any failures.

It has also been reported that failure to have CE Approval labels on riding gloves can create problems in France.

Thank you
Mike Richardson