Essex & Kent Branch faire une excursion d’une journée en France

Today I planned a ride around France and asked the Kent Branch if they wanted to join us.

We had a glorious sunny day for the ride.

We set off at 6am from the Thurrock Services and met up with the Kent Branch at the Eurotunnel terminal at Folkestone.

We had 7 bikes with 10 people on the ride today.

We had a coffee and a chat before going to board the 8:20am train. We were surprised to find the train wasn’t even half full.

We arrived in Calais and set off via Sangatte and the coast road to Boulogne.

We stopped for a coffee and a chat in the sunshine.

After a coffee we set off again heading for Le Touquet where we parked up by the sea front.

We then went to Jeans Restaurant and had a smashing lunch.

Following lunch we stopped and bought ice creams on our way back to the bikes. Very nice they were too.

The weather was still sunny with a little breeze.

We set off again and after a ride around we ended up at a nice little cafe, called L’Asterie,  in the village of Audinghen.

The staff and service here was very good.

Time came to set off to get the train.

We had quite a quick passage through the ticket and Border checks. Albeit the British Border Force Lady wanted us to take our helmets off, even with our flips up you could see our full face, but she wanted the helmets off. This allowed us to get separated with half the group being directed onto the earlier train.

All in all it was a great day out in France with great company and excellent roads.

Until the next time.