Day 1 – Wed 14th – Dover > Dunkirk > Bruges

Summary: We take the ferry to Dunkirk, then ride to Bruges

Ferry:  Meet at in the car park of the Dover Central Premier Inn (Eastern Ferry Terminal) bright and early to catch the morning ferry to Dunkirk. Those of you that have a long or complex journey to Dover may wish to consider staying here on the Tuesday night.

https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/kent/dover/dover-central-eastern-ferry-terminal.html

Unfortunately the group has to be split across two ferry crossings due to its size.

Ideally we would like to split the group into faster and slower riders so that slower riders can go on the first ferry. Please consider this in advance and we will be asking you nearer the time what your preference is. This should mean that everyone arrives in Bruges within a certain timeframe with plenty of time to enjoy an evening in the city. Places on either ferry cannot be guaranteed as the group must be split evenly.

The first ferry departs at 8am and you must be checked in by the support team by 6:30am before the DFDS staff check you in for the ferry itself.

The second ferry departs at 10am and you must be checked in by the support team by 8:30am before the DFDS staff check you in for the ferry itself.

Luggage: Bike and luggage tags will be provided, please ensure these are fitted before loading/riding. Your luggage will be going on the later ferry then straight to the hotel – you cannot access it again until then which means…

KEEP YOUR PASSPORT WITH YOU!

Ride: Upon arrival at port, we’ll saddle up and cycle the 50 miles to the utterly gorgeous Bruges. We’re staying right in the centre so pedal quickly and you’ll have time to explore one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval cities.

Support: There will be water stops/support vehicles along the route (approx. every 25 miles) as well as local services along the route.

Hotel: Martin’s Hotel Brugge. Here is a link to the hotel for your information. This is a group booking so you must not contact the hotel directly about anything relating to your stay.

https://www.martinshotels.com/en/page/martins-brugge/martins-brugge-3-hotel-bruges-official-website.11057.html#backlink:actu-265

Route:

Route Notes:

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