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Topic: World Championships 2019
Posted By: Yanto
Subject: World Championships 2019
Date Posted: 16 July 2018 at 9:38pm
About time we had a thread for next years event!

Does anybody know where it is being held?


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Ian, racing again No 6.



Replies:
Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 16 July 2018 at 10:23pm
I thought that on Sunday they said France.
 
Roy


Posted By: Trick Cyclist
Date Posted: 21 July 2018 at 11:15am
Maybe I can tempt my wife then.

Geoff


Posted By: marc
Date Posted: 14 October 2018 at 10:56pm
Hi,

Yes indeed it will be in France. So far no definitive place defined and 2 possible dates: either 12-14 or 19-21 of July. There should be uphill and road races + sprints and maybe 1 hour time trial.
I'll post more info ASAP


Posted By: marc
Date Posted: 01 December 2018 at 9:52pm
Fresh news!

The event will take place in the gently rolling hills near Nandax (loire district, no to far from the centre of France) It will start on friday 19th of July afternoon and end Sunday 21st. A few days of touring are planned before and after the races so everybody can enjoy the place.

The planned program is:
- hill race 5km at 5%
- sprints 200m and km
- 100km road race on 10km circuit
- optional time trial 1 lap of 10km circuit (not yet confirmed)

I'll post more info asap.

Good night!


Posted By: Yanto
Date Posted: 02 December 2018 at 12:02am
Thank you Marc Thumbs Up

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Ian, racing again No 6.


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 02 December 2018 at 8:53am
Thumbs Up

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Posted By: atlas_shrugged
Date Posted: 02 December 2018 at 10:44pm
Merci Marc
 
A chance to stock up on Sancerre
 


Posted By: marc
Date Posted: 02 December 2018 at 10:54pm
Actually closer to Beaujolais, Mâconnais, Côtes Rôties or even Cotes du Rhône Embarrassed

more info on the event here: https://www.afvelocouche.fr/world-championships-2019/



Posted By: Yanto
Date Posted: 03 December 2018 at 6:47am
Originally posted by marc marc wrote:

Actually closer to Beaujolais, Mâconnais, Côtes Rôties or even Cotes du Rhône Embarrassed

more info on the event here: https://www.afvelocouche.fr/world-championships-2019/


Clicky link  https://www.afvelocouche.fr/world-championships-2019/" rel="nofollow - https://www.afvelocouche.fr/world-championships-2019/


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Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 03 December 2018 at 12:52pm
Lots of detail and video of the courses here...
http://www.afvelocouche.fr/world-championships-2019/races/" rel="nofollow -
http://www.afvelocouche.fr/world-championships-2019/races/" rel="nofollow - https://www.afvelocouche.fr/world-championships-2019/races/




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Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 03 December 2018 at 10:08pm
Is the road going to be closed to cars for the 10 lap race?

Roy


Posted By: marc
Date Posted: 04 December 2018 at 8:06am
yes, all the roads will be closed to cars, except for emergencies of course!


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 04 December 2018 at 12:58pm
Thumbs Up

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Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 04 December 2018 at 7:24pm
Originally posted by marc marc wrote:

yes, all the roads will be closed to cars, except for emergencies of course!

Great Thumbs Up

Roy


Posted By: marc
Date Posted: 04 March 2019 at 9:46am
Our web site is finally completed in english
http://https://www.afvelocouche.fr/world-championships-2019/" rel="nofollow - https://www.afvelocouche.fr/world-championships-2019/

You'll find all the information concerning registration, competition rules and accommodation options.

Hope to see you soon in France

Marc


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 04 March 2019 at 10:18am
Link not working here Marc...


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Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 04 March 2019 at 11:23am
Try this.  http://www.afvelocouche.fr/world-championships-2019/registration/" rel="nofollow - http://www.afvelocouche.fr/world-championships-2019/registration/

All the best.

Roy


Posted By: marc
Date Posted: 04 March 2019 at 11:35am
http://www.afvelocouche.fr/world-championships-2019/" rel="nofollow - http://www.afvelocouche.fr/world-championships-2019/

should work better now


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 04 March 2019 at 11:48am
Is the 5.30 pm start time for the hill race correct? If it is I take it it's not being run as a time trial or we'll be racing until midnight? 

All the best.

Roy


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 04 March 2019 at 11:59am
OK I found it. 

"3 or 4 groups based on vehicle class will start at given times with 15min intervals. The starting grid will be based on race number. The riders have to be present at least 5min before their group starting time. Help at the start is allowed."

So a latest start of 6.30 pm?

Roy


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 04 March 2019 at 12:09pm
Don't understand the Bank transfer information at all. 

Is there an easier way to pay? I have looked at paying Bram Moens via bank transfer and found it is a long and expensive process with my bank and would cost a lot more than the entry fee. I think it was around £200 and involved several forms. (and that's without Brexit in the system!) I paid Bram with a credit card in the end and that was straightforward.

All the best.

Roy


Posted By: marc
Date Posted: 04 March 2019 at 11:38pm
I don't understand why you would be charged £200 for a simple bank transfer to EU (I do it regularly the other way round for a fee of a few €)
We can't have credit card payment. Maybe you could make an arrangement with another UK participant who has a cheaper transfer rate.
If not get back to me at afvelocouche@gmail.com

As for the starting times, you are about right, but the final schedule will be posted nearer the event.


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 05 March 2019 at 12:49pm
Originally posted by marc marc wrote:

I don't understand why you would be charged £200 for a simple bank transfer to EU (I do it regularly the other way round for a fee of a few €)
We can't have credit card payment. Maybe you could make an arrangement with another UK participant who has a cheaper transfer rate.
If not get back to me at afvelocouche@gmail.com

As for the starting times, you are about right, but the final schedule will be posted nearer the event.

The fee is advertised at £20 but it turns out that is for them to process the forms and then there is a £180 charge added before the payment amount. It was about 15 months ago and I can't remember the reason for the charge. 

I could understand the Dutch bank numbers but the French ones don't seem to relate to the forms my bank has. I think asking another participant is probably a good idea. Cash of any country is straightforward with my bank and they give a good exchange rate but I can't send that by post.

All the best.

Roy   


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 05 March 2019 at 1:01pm
I just asked my daughter and she says (we have the same bank) she paid an Italian speeding fine by bank transfer and they charged about £9 but she did it by ringing the Italian Police and they talked her through giving them the info so I think that it was probably processed by whatever bank the Police use so if it was possible to pay that way it would be OK as it doesn't invoke the exorbitant charge.

Roy


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 05 March 2019 at 1:28pm
I've just seen that the bank info for registration has been changed. I can understand it now. It was the PDF version I couldn't understand.

Thanks.

Roy


Posted By: Andrew S
Date Posted: 06 March 2019 at 8:57pm
For the last couple of Worlds (except ours) I used https://www.transfergo.com/en/" rel="nofollow - TransferGo . They do transfers to European banks for a fraction of what conventional banks charge.


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 06 March 2019 at 9:01pm
Thanks Andrew.Thumbs Up

Roy


Posted By: marc
Date Posted: 01 April 2019 at 3:23pm
Still no Brits registered! Don't worry, even after brexit we'll still welcome you ;-)
You can see the list of participants here:
https://www.afvelocouche.fr/world-championships-2019/look-who-s-racing/" rel="nofollow - https://www.afvelocouche.fr/world-championships-2019/look-who-s-racing/
Looking forward to seeing your name here.



Posted By: Kim
Date Posted: 01 April 2019 at 4:56pm
I think the concern's more that they won't let us back in afterwards...

(I can't be the only one put off travelling abroad by the continuing prospect of brexit-related chaos, if only at a mundane level like delays and cancellations of ferries.)


Posted By: Yanto
Date Posted: 01 April 2019 at 5:47pm
A lot of people forget that we could travel before "freedom of movement" and for the UK because we are not part of Shengen it makes no difference anyway, I can't see any reason why ferries would be delayed and certainly not cancelled! We are way off topic here Big smile

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Posted By: Kim
Date Posted: 01 April 2019 at 6:14pm
Originally posted by Yanto Yanto wrote:

I can't see any reason why ferries would be delayed and certainly not cancelled! We are way off topic here Big smile


Maybe not, but Brittany Ferries did. They made cancellations back in February in order to rearrange their timetable to free up some capacity for freight:

https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/information/brexit-ferry-initiative" rel="nofollow - https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/information/brexit-ferry-initiative


Doesn't seem that far off-topic. It's a reason Brits might not want to commit to the World Championships... *shrug*


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 01 April 2019 at 8:48pm
Have to get to the ferry as well and the police are setting up to turn the roads in the area in a damm great car park. I live close enough to be affected.

Essential supplies will get priority on the ferries as well, the Government has already stated that. Remember 40% of UK goods have to be imported. We are not and never have been in modern times a self sufficient country.

It's a very real concern. I've already asked my MP what the situation will be and he can't even tell me if my driving licence will be valid in the EU in July!! 

Roy


Posted By: marc
Date Posted: 01 April 2019 at 11:12pm
Don't worry, we'll keep you in France... what's not to like about this proposition anyway?

You can be sure that your driving license will be valid this summer. If you decide (or are forced!) to stay more than 6 months you have to obtain a french one, but that's the case for all non-french drivers I believe!

We may have a Egyptian team this year: if they can make it, so should you ;-)


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 01 April 2019 at 11:58pm
Well I'm up for that. I've been trying to persuade my family to move to France or Germany or Holland ever since the Referendum and they are up for it except for disrupting the children's education. They all moved in with us some years ago and we could live in a Chateau with the sale of our UK house.LOL 

The previous owner of my faired bike sold it to me just before he moved to Germany. 

All the best.

Roy


Posted By: Yanto
Date Posted: 02 April 2019 at 7:10am
Originally posted by marc marc wrote:

Don't worry, we'll keep you in France... what's not to like about this proposition anyway?

You can be sure that your driving license will be valid this summer. If you decide (or are forced!) to stay more than 6 months you have to obtain a french one, but that's the case for all non-french drivers I believe!

We may have a Egyptian team this year: if they can make it, so should you ;-)

I agree, France and just about every other western European country is better than the UK, although I fear our current political turmoil and politicians are painting a very grim picture of "us" from anywhere on the mainland.

As a few folk know I will undertaking a long ride in France this year, and am not in the slightest bit concerned, all travel and accommodation booked. I don't worry about things that I cannot influence, I plan around them.


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Posted By: Yanto
Date Posted: 02 April 2019 at 7:23am
Originally posted by RoyMacdonald RoyMacdonald wrote:

Have to get to the ferry as well and the police are setting up to turn the roads in the area in a damm great car park. I live close enough to be affected.

Essential supplies will get priority on the ferries as well, the Government has already stated that. Remember 40% of UK goods have to be imported. We are not and never have been in modern times a self sufficient country.

It's a very real concern. I've already asked my MP what the situation will be and he can't even tell me if my driving licence will be valid in the EU in July!! 

Roy
Contingency planning is good for possible FREIGHT hold-ups!

What's this got to do with cycling/travelling to France, the ferries will still run, cars and bikes will still be on them the lorries may have to wait, freight and non-freight are separate and always have been, unless the Government intends to use uber taxis as a means to move priority freight passenger spaces will not be affected.


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Ian, racing again No 6.


Posted By: Yanto
Date Posted: 02 April 2019 at 7:33am
Originally posted by kim kim wrote:

Originally posted by Yanto Yanto wrote:

I can't see any reason why ferries would be delayed and certainly not cancelled! We are way off topic here Big smile


Maybe not, but Brittany Ferries did. They made cancellations back in February in order to rearrange their timetable to free up some capacity for freight:

https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/information/brexit-ferry-initiative" rel="nofollow - https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/information/brexit-ferry-initiative


Doesn't seem that far off-topic. It's a reason Brits might not want to commit to the World Championships... *shrug*

I don't use Brittany ferries anyway, they charge motorcycle rates for velomobiles, even if I was taking my car I would boycott them for that reason alone.

Reading the blurb from Brittany Ferries it actually says there will be more sailings, using existing ferry stock, so as freight for various reasons on a lot of ships cannot use car decks there will be more choice of sailings, and no envisaged delays.


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Ian, racing again No 6.


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 02 April 2019 at 10:29am
Yep - way too much scaremongering going on in my humble opinion.

I'm way past caring whether we end up in or out, I just wish they would get off the pot, sort it out and get back to working on things that really do have an impact on us every day and seem to have been neglected for the last 3 years...


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Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 02 April 2019 at 2:58pm
Well whenever I've travelled to Dover or Folkstone it's been in the company of loads of lorries even on a Sunday. Operation Stack was bad enough and more than doubled the journey time to Dover and Operation Yellowhammer is expected to be fare worse. Using Manston Airport as a lorry park is madness because the road just is not suitable for thousands of lorries. Lorries are expected to back up to the M25 even using Manston.

Just because drivers have to wait does not mean that they stop needing to use the toilet. So it'll  be carrier bags of poo thrown in the hedges and fields like it was during Operation Stack!

There seem some weird idea in Government that people will obey the law and not take advantage of the lack of customs inspections and break the law by smuggling! Maybe I can pay for my trip with a little careful planning.

The biggest worry is medication supplies as things like insulin cannot be stockpiled. We are already having trouble getting toilet paper as people stock pile goods. We'll be able to make up the food shortfall from the farm and with hunting, but not everyone is in that situation and we all-ready take several people to the food bank in Rye who are not in the situation to have money left after paying their rent thanks to Universal Credit.

I'll be using the Shuttle anyway and the cost is £214 return. Or maybe I should get a one way ticket?

Roy


Posted By: lohezm
Date Posted: 09 April 2019 at 6:10pm
Marc just looking at the registration etc and there are a few things that would make this process much easier for everyone not from France!

- a PayPal account for the club for payment - no bank charges just a small percentage, no bank troubles
- rates and an email for the camp site plus payment details - there is only a phone number?

Marc


Posted By: marc
Date Posted: 10 April 2019 at 3:42pm
- sorry but we will not setup a Paypal account (in France we generally consider it is not secure)
If really this is a big problem, send us a mail to check if we can find a solution.
- the camp site has no e-mail as far as I know, I will ask for a private one, as I understand it is easier for non french speaker...but the owner speaks English anyway. As for the rates, the special price for 2 persons + electricity is 12€, but the exact price depends on your specific needs --> hence you have to book yourself.


Posted By: lohezm
Date Posted: 10 April 2019 at 4:30pm
Thanks Marc that is a good start on the camping - I don't think people will mind booking separately but an email would still be very helpful for campers please. 

RE payment, I've never heard of PayPal not being secure – the main reason for PayPal would be to get round the BACS charges that many people will pay, most likely us in the UK! 

I don't know of any other online alternatives that I would trust. As far as I am aware PayPal is the biggest and most secure. You don't need to worry about integrating it into your website as people can simply send payments to your existing email. 

PayPal is also much easier for you to track rather than searching through BACS payments ;)

https://www.thestreet.com/personal-finance/is-paypal-safe-14646847

M


Posted By: Yanto
Date Posted: 10 April 2019 at 7:10pm
Just use something like Transferwise with the IBAN much better exchange rates as well with a very small fee, takes a couple of minutes to set up.

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Posted By: lohezm
Date Posted: 11 April 2019 at 5:01pm
Just in case anyone is interested, in a bid to see if there are any other options for accommodating and camping I've made a map with everything on one map. Locations not 100% accurate but gives an idea of the spread of the event.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1nVnAxT_ZvyM6wBfy6PW-Dn0GrY3qzwhB&usp=sharing

M


Posted By: JDub
Date Posted: 23 April 2019 at 11:42pm
Just a couple of things I noticed. Sorry have not read all 5 pages, so someone else may have mentioned these At least 2 brakes on 2 wheels required. I can put a rear brake on Notso, but may be a prob for some Ratties.
The sprint course is 1.2K,(looks 1.5 on the map) for 1K standing and 200m flying. Not sure how that is being done. both at once? I looked at the videos. Only 3/4 of the crit. Nothing too severe in terms of corners. Quite a bit of up and down. Difficult to tell how steep from the videos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oE3YyZqlOU&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2yqZAxLkNpSU7UqAJdSO3WyuiAngY0Ft3CZ6RN4sEppAED9nnFWloHUiw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN8SIOxDC4k&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1ZkwcuUB-oFrQWIdfsZgYULxFvRI8zbv5FrNl4n4Sy8KjXj7KyM1g8xTM
https://youtu.be/12Ww_nYiTVw   


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Posted By: JDub
Date Posted: 23 April 2019 at 11:59pm
Rules: https://www.afvelocouche.fr/app/download/12259695299/rules_wc2019_en_v3.pdf?t=1554301247 

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Posted By: marc
Date Posted: 24 April 2019 at 8:49am
Hello,

- "brakes on 2 wheels" requirement is mainly due to downhill sections of the 3h race. I reached ~80km/h with my unfaired bike! If you have specific difficulties with that, drop me a mail: mailto:afvelocouche@gmail.com" rel="nofollow - afvelocouche@gmail.com
- sprint course is less than 1.5km since we have to accommodate some parking space and room for slowing down before crashing on the roundabout.
- 1km and 200m will be organised as 2 distinct races.
- the profile of the 3h circuit is here: https://www.openrunner.com/r/9465778
you can also follow the 3h circuit in googlestreetview
example: https://www.google.com/maps/@46.0940311,4.1949167,3a,75y,90.04h,70.01t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sjeD3DPqF1N8-JahRAROsag!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


Posted By: JDub
Date Posted: 24 April 2019 at 9:13am
Thanks Marc, more for info of others. My bike, which Shawn rides, usually only has a front brake. Rear isn't much use as it skids easily, but I can put one on. The low racers often don't have a rear brake, but may have a disk brake. Was just making sure people didn't turn up and run into a problem.
I don't have a GPS that will use those files. Streetview would be a bit tedious. Would have to use the course map at the same time to know where to turn. The videos give some idea.

Bests - Jonathan 


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Posted By: lohezm
Date Posted: 08 May 2019 at 10:18pm
Hello all further to my payment queries I have found out that PayPal offers a service through Xoom for international payments - 99p to Europe using the specified IBAN number. 

 I have sent a payment today so hopefully will be back on to let you know it has arrived! Was worth a shot for the standard £25 Santander was going to charge.

M


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 08 May 2019 at 11:17pm
Originally posted by lohezm lohezm wrote:

Hello all further to my payment queries I have found out that PayPal offers a service through Xoom for international payments - 99p to Europe using the specified IBAN number. 

 I have sent a payment today so hopefully will be back on to let you know it has arrived! Was worth a shot for the standard £25 Santander was going to charge.

M

Thanks. Nationwide's standard charge is £9 so it's a better deal as well.

Roy


Posted By: lohezm
Date Posted: 09 May 2019 at 9:34am
Marc has confirmed the Paypal/Xoom route works - he's had confirmation of payment. :)

M


Posted By: JDub
Date Posted: 12 May 2019 at 9:11am
I don't know if this has been spoken about. The rules say "Participants must provide a medical certificate indicating that he or she is ‘’fit for competitive cycling’’. This has to be of less than one year old on the day of racing." I am not aware of any way to obtain such a certificate. NHS doctors won't usually do this. Marc, can we self certify? I guess a B/C racing licence might do, but that is the last thing most of us are likely to have.
    


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Posted By: lohezm
Date Posted: 12 May 2019 at 9:19am
I had this conversation with Marc last week – most GPS's will charge for this (standard is £40 and you may have up to a 40-day wait), some may not. You may also be able to get away with not seeing a GP if someone who has access to your medical records can attest you've not got a condition that's going to make you explode when you ride :)

It is worthwhile noting there is not way to officially check these documents once they've crossed the pond – but I'm not sure what complications would arise for the ACV if you were to have a stroke mid race etc. 

If you want to go belt and braces you could also go for one of the private exams lory drivers to - again, £40-50 round by me by you may know someone.

M


Posted By: atlas_shrugged
Date Posted: 12 May 2019 at 9:59am
This is a very common requirement from countries like France and Belgium.
 
I had to do this years ago to summer ski on a glazier in France and we also had to do this for Belgium for the Maasmechelen WC2015.
 
This involves a visit to the doctor who normally asks if you are fit enough and then will generate a letter for you. It may involve paying a small admin fee.
 
The good news is that the UK EHICs will still be valid in France for WC2019.


Posted By: neilkirk
Date Posted: 12 May 2019 at 12:08pm
Just download a fake copy off the internet , no one will be any the wiser Wink


Posted By: legs_larry
Date Posted: 12 May 2019 at 1:27pm
The medical stiffticket used to be a requirement for Paris-Brest-Paris until ACP realised it was utterly pointless because of the impossibility of checking.  An NHS logo downloaded off that The Internet, that they have now, a couple of lines of medico-legalese, an indecipherable signature and you're good to go.

NB: The Code Napoléon probably has a word for this ~ The Mgt


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Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 12 May 2019 at 7:33pm
The organisers have no way of checking either. 

It's public liability insurance isn't it? Never heard of a claim in the HPV world in all my time racing. Not sure how the riders medical condition would cause a public liability claim anyway.

Marathon runners fake certificates quite routinely looking at their forums.

Roy


Posted By: JDub
Date Posted: 12 May 2019 at 10:45pm
Did you mean cerfeticket? ;-).

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Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 13 May 2019 at 12:00am
You can buy one online for £65  http://www.cyclosportmedicalcertificates.co.uk/en/" rel="nofollow - http://www.cyclosportmedicalcertificates.co.uk/en/

Roy


Posted By: marc
Date Posted: 13 May 2019 at 12:09pm
Let's say I haven't read any of the latest messages ... Wink


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 13 May 2019 at 5:19pm
Originally posted by marc marc wrote:

Let's say I haven't read any of the latest messages ... Wink


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Posted By: ShawnB
Date Posted: 15 May 2019 at 11:10am
Paying for the World Champs:   Just to share I didn't have the same good luck Marc had with Xoom. I'll be trying another avenue.  Xoom sent me this message:

Dear Shawn Ballantine,

Thank you for choosing Xoom.  We appreciate your business.

Unfortunately, your transaction was cancelled because Xoom does not allow commercial transactions sent directly to companies, charitable organizations, trusts, etc. 

If you have any questions, please reply to this e-mail or call our Customer Compliance Team toll free at 877-748-6444 (within Canada and U.S.),  1-415-395-4343, or https://help.xoom.com/s/cc" rel="nofollow - click here .

Thank you.

Xoom Customer Compliance Team



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Posted By: Yanto
Date Posted: 15 May 2019 at 8:03pm
Use Transferwise, stop arsing about with mickey mouse paypal related crap! Wink

It takes a couple of minutes to set up an account, very low fees and good exchange rates.


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Posted By: JDub
Date Posted: 21 May 2019 at 3:20pm
Just managed to check on Neil and Shawn's camping and book myself. I called the camping - 0033 4 77 72 86 01, and stumbled through in French.



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http://s1127.photobucket.com/user/Protobikes/library
http://protobikes.org.uk/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/150386999@N02/



Posted By: lohezm
Date Posted: 21 May 2019 at 3:22pm
The campsite also pretty good on email.

Weird about your Xoom issue Shawn mine went straight through -maybe it has something to do with how your funds are linked? :(

M


Posted By: JDub
Date Posted: 21 May 2019 at 3:34pm
Marc, they did not reply to Neil's email, which is why a called. They had made his reservation. Feel a bit stupid that the number I gave is the same one as on the website. 

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jdub... Got the T-shirt
http://s1127.photobucket.com/user/Protobikes/library
http://protobikes.org.uk/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/150386999@N02/



Posted By: lohezm
Date Posted: 21 May 2019 at 3:36pm
Maybe I'm just lucky this month.... let's hope it continues to the racing! 


Posted By: ShawnB
Date Posted: 21 May 2019 at 7:30pm
So...

Transferwise worked fine.

and

My GP filled out / stamped the medical form, the one from the Worlds website. I just downloaded/printed it, then told the Doctor I was doing an amateur cycle race in France. She took my blood pressure listened to my heart, asked what the races were while she filled in the form. Free, simple.


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Posted By: JDub
Date Posted: 21 May 2019 at 7:46pm
Probably just me. I have been told I can register for meals (thinking of the 20th) on line. I can't see it. Registration form does not have it. Not racing anyway. We are camping. Is it just for people staying at the Agricultural School? 

OK - I found it. It is at the Agricultural School. Stuff is quite spread out!


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jdub... Got the T-shirt
http://s1127.photobucket.com/user/Protobikes/library
http://protobikes.org.uk/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/150386999@N02/



Posted By: oggy
Date Posted: 21 May 2019 at 8:29pm
The campsite is not next to the school about 10 km.
The campsite is located in a village with many restaurants or shop.




Posted By: JDub
Date Posted: 23 May 2019 at 12:13pm
A bit moe info:
Hello
The Saturday evening meal takes place in the village hall of Nandax, it is mandatory to register upstream using the form.
You will be able to buy a t-shirt from the World Championships, or even the special cycling jersey for this event.



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jdub... Got the T-shirt
http://s1127.photobucket.com/user/Protobikes/library
http://protobikes.org.uk/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/150386999@N02/



Posted By: marc
Date Posted: 23 May 2019 at 4:10pm
Hello,

just a reminder to you all, that the registration fee will go from 45 to 60€ on the 1st of June.
So far we have about 60 participants: https://www.afvelocouche.fr/world-championships-2019/look-who-s-racing/" rel="nofollow - https://www.afvelocouche.fr/world-championships-2019/look-who-s-racing/
For accommodation and food the deadline for booking is the 15th of June.
Cheers
Marc


Posted By: antonin_d
Date Posted: 23 May 2019 at 9:05pm
Re Yanto: About Brittany Ferries charging the motorcycle rate for velomobiles, I am not sure when that was? I have used Brittany Ferries on various ships and routes over the past few months with my Quest and they were happy with my bicycle booking. Next week-end I'll try DFDS, fingers crossed :)

I won't be able to make it to the worlds, sadly, but it's really close to my home town so I'll try to get you some hooligans.


Posted By: Yanto
Date Posted: 24 May 2019 at 7:11am
Antonin, I believe it was a few years ago (not me), but on more than one occasion with bookings made from within the UK and France, maybe you were lucky?

When I book my velomobile on any ferry it is as a bicycle, I do not elaborate, although for PBP this year I did check to make sure there was enough room for a "large bicycle" due to the number of cyclists heading over, this on the Newhaven - Dieppe route with DFDS, it was no problem.


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Ian, racing again No 6.


Posted By: antonin_d
Date Posted: 24 May 2019 at 10:53am
OK! Last time I did it, the crew of the Etretat recognized the Quest and and went on to secure it to the deck almost "as usual" Big smile , so I can recommend that ship at least! Great to know that DFDS does not do too much fuss either.


Posted By: marc
Date Posted: 28 May 2019 at 10:41pm
We are giving it all to encourage you to register, and I prove it :

https://vimeo.com/338904168" rel="nofollow - https://vimeo.com/338904168


Posted By: marc
Date Posted: 06 June 2019 at 11:18am
Hi,

Still a few weeks to register. More than 100 participants would be nice.
Is the ICE team coming?

If anyone can contact Lee Wakefield and ask him to send his registration that would be nice (he paid already)

Note that only a few rooms are remaining at the school: 1st come 1st serve!
Food booking has to be sent before 15th of June.

Cheers
Marc




Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 06 June 2019 at 12:48pm
Lee is usually contactable via Facebook....

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Posted By: LeeW
Date Posted: 06 June 2019 at 1:01pm
I have sent the forms for registration and accommodation to the Gmail address mentioned on the form on the 29th may. I won't quote the address here due to spambots. I sent a chase up yesterday. I have had no response to any emails yet.

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Current fleet: Milan SL MK2 #027, Fujin SL II, Beany!



Posted By: marc
Date Posted: 06 June 2019 at 2:36pm
OK that's fine now. Cheers
Marc


Posted By: marc
Date Posted: 07 June 2019 at 11:23pm
the latest video, what more can we do for you to join us in Nandax ? Tongue

https://vimeo.com/341001621" rel="nofollow - https://vimeo.com/341001621



Posted By: Yanto
Date Posted: 08 June 2019 at 6:50am
Originally posted by marc marc wrote:

the latest video, what more can we do for you to join us in Nandax ? Tongue

https://vimeo.com/341001621" rel="nofollow - https://vimeo.com/341001621


Clap


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Ian, racing again No 6.


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 08 June 2019 at 2:08pm
Great video. Is that Bikefix's Stuart's body double in the second video?

Roy


Posted By: JDub
Date Posted: 09 June 2019 at 10:10pm
Marc, I appear to need a phone number for the recipient to use Xoom. Can you supply? Anyone else know? Is the address the one on the forms?
 


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jdub... Got the T-shirt
http://s1127.photobucket.com/user/Protobikes/library
http://protobikes.org.uk/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/150386999@N02/



Posted By: marc
Date Posted: 18 June 2019 at 1:11pm
Last sprint for registration if you haven't done so yet. Deadline is 1st of July.
So far 103 participants and 10 brits (and a few supporters).
Cheers
Marc


Posted By: ShawnB
Date Posted: 08 July 2019 at 4:39pm
I recently received this email about the world championships:

Championnats du Monde :

Le jeudi 18 juillet nous vous proposons de découvrir les trois lieux où se dérouleront les épreuves.

Rendez-vous devant l'Office du Tourisme de Charlieu à 9h30

A 800 m du camping et 8km du Lycée Ressins (départ à 9h avec Vincent)

https://www.openrunner.com/r/10138216" rel="nofollow - https://www.openrunner.com/r/10138216.

 

L'Association Française de Vélocouché
Siège social 
3 rue de la Cour du Roi Dauphin
26170 Buis les Baronnies
Secrétariat et adresse de gestion
24 allée des narcisses
69780 Toussieu
http://www.afvelocouche.fr/" rel="nofollow - www.a http://www.afvelocouche.fr/" rel="nofollow - fvelocouche.f http://www.afvelocouche.fr/" rel="nofollow - r




And here is a translation made by a French speaking friend:

"Thursday 18th July we are offering you to discover the three locations where the competitions will take place.
Please meet in front of the Tourist Office of Charlieu at 9:30am
It's at 800m from the campsite and 8km from the Lycee Ressins (departure at 9am with Vincent)"


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Posted By: marc
Date Posted: 08 July 2019 at 5:00pm
here's the translation, my friend Alain assumes everyone speaks french ;-)

On Thursday 18th of July we will propose a tour of the 3 race locations.
Join us in front of the tourism office of Charlieu at 9h30, about 800m from the campsite of Charlieu.
Alternatively, you can start at Nandax's school where Vincent will be your local guide (on his bike)

See you soon in Nandax


Posted By: simon
Date Posted: 08 July 2019 at 8:47pm
Where do you order T-shirts as jdub said in this thread they and the Saturday night dinner needs to be applied for
Thanks Simon

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SIMON


Posted By: marc
Date Posted: 08 July 2019 at 11:19pm
participants get a T-shirt free.
There will be T-shirts for sale, but I don't know the details
The deadline for saturday's evening diner is 9th of July!


Posted By: JDub
Date Posted: 24 July 2019 at 11:54pm
My pics are all on  https://www.flickr.com/photos/150386999@N02/albums" rel="nofollow - https://www.flickr.com/photos/150386999@N02/albums

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jdub... Got the T-shirt
http://s1127.photobucket.com/user/Protobikes/library
http://protobikes.org.uk/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/150386999@N02/



Posted By: atlas_shrugged
Date Posted: 01 August 2019 at 10:29am
Thanks to JDub for the photos.
 
WC2019 was excellent. The racing was well organised and the French really pulled out all the stops. Thanks go to Alan overall organiser and to Marc race organiser, and to their chairman and others who worked tirelessly all weekend. Also thanks to the Mayor of Nandax for his total support for the event. There was a great atmosphere.
 
The accommodation in the agricultural accommodation was perfect and the food very good.
 
The races were extremely challenging. There was a 5% 5km hill climb, sprints, and a very hilly 3hr race. This was all done in exceptional 36deg C heat. Chapeau to all the racers. Respect also to the 5 brits who velo'd the 610km to Nandax (and back), especially to the ones who also competed.
 
 



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