French Offroad Championship Spectating Trip – Nov 2nd – 4th

As previously advertised in Spotlight, Sutton & Cheam Motor Club are looking at running a short trip across the water to watch and support Mark Bullen’s epic attempts in the French Off Road Championship.

The trip to Rallyes Touts-Terrain (near Le Havre in northern France) will launch from Folkestone Channel Tunnel around noon on Friday 2nd November.  Then, travelling via the Hotel (likely to be the Best Western Hotel just 12 miles from the Rally Base in Auchy les Hesdin) we will visit the pre-event scrutiny session and maybe a beer or two.

Dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel precedes a day of spectating at this most exciting off-road event where buggies, monster off-roaders and converted yet recognisable road cars all compete over the extremely fast, rough French countryside on courses similar to our rally stages. Visits to the Service Area are a must as in true French style, everyone stops for lunch which will be taken at a suitable time and place before further spectating until the light fades and dinner calls.

Next morning and after breakfast, it will be a third and final stint on the stages, lunch and then back to Eurotunnel Calais, arriving back in Folkestone around tea-time Sunday evening.

At present, the cost is likely to be around £135 per person for the 3 days including travel, fuel and accommodation.

Anybody interested should send an expression of interest by Sunday 30th September (email barrygcharlie@aol.com or davewhyman@hotmail.com) with a firm commitment needed shortly after (bookings for trains and hotels have to be made and paid for).

So please join us on what we hope may become an annual trip over the channel for an early winter dose of high octane action!

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