Semaine Fédérale 2018

Friday 3rd August, just a short drive to get to Epinal for this years event and after registering we were given our plot number and directed to the camp site on the Airfield at Dogneville. It was massive with space for 6000 caravans, campervans and tents and a mile from end to end, unfortunately we…

France en Velo, Diary Week 1

Semaine Fédérale is a cycling festival we have entered, this year to be held in the city of Epinal in The Voges in early August so that gave us an opportunity to get to France two weeks early and explore some of the lanes and towns of the Loire valley. Thursday 19th July saw us…

Semaine Fédérale

The main reason for our trip to France was to take part in Semaine Federale, a national cycling event which this year was being held in Mortagne-au-Peche so on the Friday we made our way to our designated camp site. Registration was from 14-00 and we thought we would get there early to get set…

Semaine Federale 2015, Tales From The Tarn

This was our first visit to Semaine Federale a French Cycling event organised by FFCT (Federation franchise de cyclotourisme ) and attracting up to 13,500 participants from all over the world. Arriving on Saturday we had collected our paperwork and made our way to the camping site at Albi Airport, in fact the airport had…

The French Connection

We are off to France or to be precise The Semaine Federale, a cycling extravaganza in Albi that attracts 10,000 participants. We decided to leave a week before the start and meander down through France stopping along the way. After booking our ferry crossing several months ago the Dover to Calais crossing has come under…