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The nearest this years Tour de France got to England was Boulogne, perfect for a day trip. We left Dover early arriving in Calais just as the sun (and wind) came out. Then it was a hilly 30mile ride down to the stage finish in the old Citadel in Boulogne. A great day out was had by all.
Russel, Keith and Ali prepare to board at Dover
Ali gets a head start....
Securing bikes on the car deck before sailing
1 mile into the ride and Shaun needs some urgent repairs. Thankfully electrical tape was on hand.
I'm sure the pro's don't have to resort to taping their cables.
Posing in the town centre, having locked the bikes up. Now where's the beer tent?
Beer tent found, and flags up.
Watching the big screan, at the 350m to go point. Perfect spot.
On the way back we had to put our foot down to catch the last ferry
Back at the ferry terminal with hundreds of other riders
Big queues for the ferry
Queuing for the ferry