International Tandem Rally 2012
Saint-Aubin des Praux
50380 Saint Pair sur Mer
Manche, Lower Normandy, France
Saturday, 2nd. June 2012 - Saturday, 9th. June 2012
This year's International Rally will take place at Camping Lez-Eaux near Granville. Granville is a small town and port on the Cotentin Peninsula some 67 miles south of Cherbourg. Distances to other ports are: Caen-Ouistreham: 75 miles, Le Havre: 124 miles, Calais: 285 miles. It should be possible on a clear day to see the Island of Jersey, site of last year's International Rally.
The Camp Site
A member of the Castels chain and family run. Large, level pitches with 10A electrical hook ups.
If you are considering cycling from Cherbourg then you might like to look at these two websites:
Cycling in Manche: Greenways and Cycle Routes (pdf leaflet)
Park at my house A web site offering parking at private houses near to your departure point.
Granville and the Department of Manche
According Joanna Symons of the Telegraph 'The Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy is seaside France at its most unspoilt and welcoming'. La Manche is renowned for its long sandy beaches, quiet lanes and tiny fishing ports. Offering a superb area for cycling. The area is rich in places to eat the freshly caught local seafood. Try the sole meunire in La Citadelle at 34 rue du Port.
Granville houses the Museum of Christian Dior who's childhood home was the Villa les Rhumbs, the scented garden is worth a visit. The town also has a fortified citadel and casino. Nearby the village of Saint-Aubin-des-Praux has a 12th. century Romanesque church with a Gothic bell tower.
Chalet and Mobile home and Camping bookings.
Please use Lez-Eaux on-line reservations
Chateau Les Eaux is offering a discount for those using an ACSI card. The link is provided below.
1) Buy an ACSI card at 13.95 euros
2) Book the site directly and say you are with the Tandem Club and using the card. The price is 16 euros/night for a standard pitch and 21 euros for a superior pitch (all pitches are electric)
3) Fill out the online booking form and select accommodation type as 'Off Site'. In the additional information box type ' Pitch booked through ACSI'
This is a potential saving of 100 euros for 2 adults over the price that the site initially agreed too, and therefore with such a big saving will now be the booking method. So for example for 2 persons orriginally the cost was 224euros + 40 booking fee, this is now reduced too 112 euros + 40 booking fee
On-line Booking Procedure - preferred booking method
If it is not possible to use the on-line form, please complete the postal form (see below).
Please print a copy of the Booking Form by clicking on the PDF or Word Booking Form link below. Complete the form by hand and send it with your cheque, made payable to Tandem Club, as detailed on the form: -
Bookings must be received by Sunday 29th. April 2012
Postal Booking Form - only use this form if you really cannot use the online system (see above)
Booking form in Word format.
* Booking form in PDF format.
* PDF format: you will need a copy of Adobe Reader on your computer and you can follow the link below to download a copy if you need it.
Download a copy of Adobe Reader by clicking here.
Map showing location of Camping Lez-Eaux
View Camping Lez-Eaux in a larger map
This event is being organised by Neil Wheadon
Note: This event is open to Club Members only, either The Tandem Club or other overseas cycling clubs. Annual membership of the Tandem Club is £10.00 or 18 per year with membership for the first Joint Member or 'Family' member free. If you'd like to become a member of The Tandem Club, link to the Subscription Details page by clicking here.