Rides in France 2019

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We are grateful to Michael Coulter (Gravesend CC) for his continued support and taking the trouble to compile the following list:-

The bracketed letter after a place name indicates the nearest large town.  A + indicates slightly further than the main town.  I work on the rough calculation that Boulogne (B) is approximately 20 miles from the Channel Tunnel , Le Touquet (LT) 35m, St Omer (SO) 30m and Calais (C) 5 miles.  Some events have specific MTB (VTT) routes also.
Month Date Event name Start Distances
April 7 Rand Anserienne Oye Plage (C+) 30/65/80k
Rand du Laonnois Crepy (LT) 45/65/85k
Rand d’Equihen Equihen plage (B) 30/55/80k
14 Rand Marquisienne Marquise (B) 25/50/80k
21 Rand des 4 Saisons Le Touquet 30/60/90k
Calquella et Cyclopale Coquelles (C) 60/100/145+VTTs
28 Balde St Martinoise St Martin Boul (B) 40/75/110k
May 1 Randonee de la Biche Samer (B) 30/60/90k
5 Sur les traces de Napoleon Le Portel (B) 50/90/150k
8 Rand de Lyderic Aire sur la Lys (SO+) 47/67/81/+VTTs
12 Rand des 2 Caps St Martin (B) 50/80/120k
19 La Cycl’isques Isques (B) 45/75/95k
La Ronde Verte Marck (C) 30/60/90k
June 2 Carre de Valle Ardres (C) 25/60/100/140
9 Rand de la Baie de St Jean Wimereux (B) 30/74/100k
16 Rand de Solidarite Le Portel (B) 50/80k
Rand des Monts d’Artois Isbergues (SO+) 37/65/90k
22 Rand Samer-Le Crotoy Samer (B) 95/145k
23 Rand des 6 Bourgeois Calais 45/66/104
30 La Cambresienne Cambrai (St O++++) 30/60/90
(twinned with Gravesend/Gravesend CC)
Balade Etaploise Etaples (Le T) 30/60/90k
Les Coteaux de la Hem Zutkerque (C+) 60/80/120k
July 7 La Ronde des Clochers Hazebrouck (SO+) 30-85k+VTTs
Rand de la Mouette Neuf-Hardelot (B) 30/60/80k
14 Brevet des Estivants Cucq (LT) 30/60/90k+VTTS
A la source de la Lys Merville (SO+) 60/80/100k+VTTs
22 Rand de la Moule Wimereux (B) 42/74k
28 Rand Estivale Le Portel (B) 50/70/100k
Aug 11 Brevet des Monts Cucq (LT+) 30/60/90k+VTTs
18 Rand de l’Oree du Bois Rang du Fliers  (LT+) 50/90k+VTTs
25 Route du Portel-Bonningues (B) 30/80k
Sept 1 La route Cap Gris-Nez St Omer (StO) 50 up to150k+VTTs
7 La Cote d’Opale & 7 Vallees (B) 95/150k
21 Rand des As Isbergues (SO+) 58/70/90/120k
Oct 6 Rand des Remparts Gravelines (D/kq) 55/85k
NB – this listing is only a selection  based on ease of access, the hour’s time difference, registration times and what I have found that works.  For a full listing in the Pas de Calais and Nord departments try the www.ffct.org  or www.cyclotourismeffcthdf.com websites.