Anyone looking to convoy down to the ferry together should post here...
The Fifty Shades team will be leaving Caerphilly, South Wales on Thursday morning to catch the 14:00hrs Dover to Dunkirk ferry then heading onwards to Lille. Anyone along our route would be more than welcome to join us.
We are driving down from East Yorkshire on the Thursday morning and we are booked on the 14:00 ferry as well from Dover Dunkirk. Would be good to head down in convoy. ;)
Thats great news Richard! How are your plans coming on?
Same ferry and coming from Gloucester. Could join up around Reading services on M4
Not bad thanks, had to have a slight rethink on the car, so we now have two bangers ;) but hopefully be organised. Just need a theme now.
Any Wacky Ralliers heading to Lille from South Wales?
We're booked on the 12:00 Dover to Dunkirk dfds. Leaving Lincoln around 6am heading south on A1 to M11 if anyone else is along the route fancied meeting up for a convoy.
We will be leaving London on the 5th, getting overnight ferry to Holland spending the day in Amsterdam and then driving down to Lille. Hoping to get to Lille around 6 - 7pm.
Fifty Shades, We are heading form plymouth to dover in the morning. We have the same ferry booked so im sure we will see you there!
Have a question. We have 3 of us in our car. What do people do about getting insured? I tried adding the car to my policy but the other 2 people couldnt drive my vehicle with there insurance policies as they said that was only valid the UK.
So due to this, I am looking into temp insurance, which for the week is about 150 quid. Which seems a lot? Also we wanted to get insured a couple weeks before that to test it out etc.
Any advice would be appreciated??
We are leaving Caerphilly at 07.00 and heading down the M4 early to make sure we get to Dover in plenty of time as there can be some hefty queues near the port. Which way will you be heading?
Really looking forward to it now, I've posted some info re insurance on the General Chat area - you might want to speak to Esure - they are really helpful and cheap! Have a new policy on the banger with the team as named drivers from the start.
Looks like there could be a few of us on the 14.00 ferry Dover to Dunkirk. Does anyone want to meet up beforehand? Then we could go in convoy down to Lille from Dunkirk? We could meet m20 services or somewhere around Dover?
Looking like we got ourselves a little convoy here! M20 services sounds good to us.
Not sure how long it will take to get there, we need to be checking in at Dover by 13.00 - what do you suggest? Will you have a CB?
The services are about half an hour from dover if I remember right, What sort of time are you thinking? We could meet about 12? That should give us plenty of time to head down to Dover.
No we haven't got a CB might look into it though, if a few people are using them.
Richard - Meeting at the M20 services at midday sounds good, is it the J6 Maidstone Services? Oh and get yourselves a CB, it will be fun!
Shazd, you still up for meeting at Reading Services? Say about 10am?
Brilliant sounds good. I think maidstone services are junction 8?
We're booked on the 14.00 to Dunkirk. See you wacky lot at the maidstone services. We will be leaving around 11am m25 j11 Chertsey. A good run for us to maidstone is around 45 mins. What cb
channel are you guys / girls using for the 1st leg to Lille?
Thats great Seanfardyga!
As for what channel, we have to RTFM yet and have a little practice as this is a new one on us!
What channel do you suggest? Is there one for UK and another for mainland Europe?
I think we will need to change over to eu. Not sure if we do it from home or stay on uk till ferry. I'm hoping theres some info in the rally pack for good channel numbers to stay on. Otherwise you choose a number for uk and we can sort a temp 1 out on ferry to get to lille . How's the car coming on?
We stay on the UK setting on the cb and have no issues in Europe. Channel choice is up to you. Channel 9 is for emergency use only and 19 is the general meeting channel so avoid those. So just pick one and tell others. We're on 25 so that could be used for everyone for example. If you wander on and someone else is on the channel we just go up one. But start on 25.
Can't wait to meet you all and hear others cheerful voices over the radio waves. Alex wandering arms.
As Alex has suggested, number 25 sounds like a safe bet and will stay on this or thereabouts for the trip.
Car is progressing nicely thanks, we are nearly all sorted and hopefully this time next week, everything will be done and 100% ready to go.
Have to say, we have been overwhelmed by peoples generosity in materials and help along the way in our creations and for our car repairs!
How about you guys? Are you nearly there yet?
Channel 25 it is for us then . Getting excited now. Cb wired in. Air horns are in. Cars had a makeover. And the looks we are getting driving it around are quality . Can't wait to show it off to all you girls and boys .
25 it is then.
Plan to be at Maidstone Services at 12.00 along with the others. See you there.
Thats fab Mike, looking forward to meeting up with you all
not long now....
We will also be at the services for 12:00, looking forward to meeting a few rally goers!
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