2017 Hayling Charity Cycle Ride

Sunday 9th July 2017 to Saturday 15th July 2017

This was our itinerary for the ride…

Sunday 9th July 2017 – overnight ferry to St Malo

St-Malo is considered by many to be the most attractive channel port in France and its cobbled streets are brimming with hotels, restaurants, bars and shops.

Most of us had breakfast in the old town before starting the cycle ride to St Brieuc.

Monday 10th July – St Malo to St Brieuc – 50 miles

SaBrieucint-Brieuc is named after a Welsh monk Brioc, who Christianised the region in the 6th century and established an oratory there. The town is located by the English Channel, on the Bay of Saint-Brieuc.

There is a splendid Cathedral in the town. Two of the hotels are in Langueux on the outskirts of the town, a 5 minute taxi journey from the town. The third hotel is in the town.

Tuesday 11th July – Saint Brieuc to Vannes – 75 miles

VannesVannes is renowned to be the most beautiful city in Brittany. Vannes is a walled town in the Brittany region of northwest France. Its well-preserved old town is characterized by narrow cobbled streets and medieval gates.

Both hotels are a short walk from the harbour where there are lots of bars and restaurants.

Wednesday 12th July – Vannes to Rennes – 75 miles

RennesRennes is the capital city of Brittany, northwest France. It’s known for its medieval half-timbered houses and grand Rennes Cathedral.

The hotel is by the railway station and is close to restaurants and bars. We have used the hotel on previous occasions and they were looking forward to seeing us again.

Thursday 13th July – Rennes to Coutances – 80 miles

CoutancesCoutances is found in the Manche department of Normandy, to the south of the Cotentin peninsula.

Both hotels are on the outskirts of Coutances, but it was worth visiting the town before heading for the hotels.

Friday 14th July – Coutances to Cherbourg – 50 miles

CCherbourgherbourg, in Normandy, is a port town with a seafaring history that is second to none.

One of the first places that the Titanic visited on its fateful journey and quickly liberated from the Nazis after the Normandy Landings.

The last night party was held in the Mercure hotel.

Saturday 15th July – departure from Cherbourg to Portsmouth on the Fastcat

Meeting at Langstone Technology Park for our traditional parade onto Hayling and a final get-together with friends and families at the Royal British Legion.

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