11/11/2021

Get on your bikes and ride!

The Leather & Hide Trades' Benevolent Institution (LHTBI) invite you to join them on their biennial fundraising cycle ride from Saint Malo to Nantes next year.

The dates are 5th - 8th May 2022 for four nights, including all meals, with bicycle transportation provided and an LHTBI cycle jersey. The cost per person will be £700 and you will also be asked to raise a minimum sponsorship of £150 for the LHTBI. You can raise sponsorship for other charities too.

Itinerary
This is the most interesting route undertaken so far with lots of rivers, canals, Chateaux and lots of green route riding.

Wednesday May 4th
20.15 sailing from Portsmouth to St Malo with cabin and meals OR make your own way to St Malo & stay at Hotel De L’Univers.

Thursday May 5th
09.00 am Cycling St Malo to Josselin – approx. 77 miles: this is the longest day! Overnight at the Hotel du Chateau on the Nantes Brest canal with lovely views of the Chateau du Josselin.

Friday May 6th
10.00 am.  Cycling Josselin to Chateaubriant - approx. 69 miles. Starting the day along the Nantes Brest canal before making the way to Chateaubriant. Overnight at the Hotel le Chateaubriant.

Saturday May 7th

10.00 am.  Cycle Chateaubriant to Nantes - 55 + miles! Cycling south from Chateaubriant for about 35 miles until you reach the Loire. Then there are various route options along either side of the Loire, so you can choose to do as much – or as little - as you like! Finish is by the Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne in the centre of Nantes. Overnight at the L’Hotel across the road from the chateau.
 
Logistics
As an alternative to the overnight ferry, it may be possible to fly into Dinard (near St Malo) and return from Nantes via Ryanair from Stansted. The Hotel in Nantes is only a 5-minute walk from the TGV. Bike transport will be available as previously arranged and the van will also transport your bag between hotels.
 
Further details
Further information can be obtained by contacting Mrs Karen Harriman, Secretary LHTBI, lhtbisecretary@gmail.com.

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