Day 1 – Dover to Dunkirk to Lille

Summary: Meet at Dover for the ferry to Dunkirk and cycle to Lille

Ferry:  Meet at in the car park of the Dover Central Premier Inn (Eastern Ferry Terminal) by 08:00 at the latest to catch the 10:00 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. Book early because the rooms go quickly

Long term car parking is available at Dover for those wishing to leave vehicles there. Remember to book early.

The ferry departs at 10am and you must be checked in by the support team by 8:15am before you ride to the ferry terminal for the DFDS staff check you in for the ferry itself.

Luggage: Please ensure your luggage is tagged before arrival as many bags look the same. Your luggage will be going straight to the hotel – you cannot access it again until then which means…


Ride: Upon arrival at port, we’ll saddle up and cycle to the pretty town of Lille.

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

Hotels: There are 2 hotels in Lille as we could not get enough rooms in one hotel. You will be allocated either the Holiday Inn Express or the Ibis Centre Gare
These are group bookings so you must not contact the hotel directly about anything relating to your stay.

Route: Dunkirk to Lille – will be added in due course

Route Notes:

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