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trumpet675

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trumpet675 says:

Hi viz in France?

Hiya all ,just wondered if it's all  true that we have to wear the hi viz shite when visiting France ,surely not I thought the old frenchies would have none of it but I'm hearing that might not be the case ,anyone know for certain as was planning ride through France and down to Malaga next may .really annoying if that's the case surely if they've not seen the headlight theres no hope anyway .A real shame as some lovely roads over the pond there .

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

Hi viz

Google says yes from next year,I wear hi viz when walking narrow country roads (a bit deaf) and when riding  the electric bicycle.

Be seen with all these BLIND motorists because there`s only one loser :ph43r:

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

France high viz

Where have you been?? It's been ALL over the bike press.

Anyway, you only need to wear a small patch of REFLECTIVE* material on your person. I can't remember the exact dimensions, but a reflective arm band should be enough. If you wear textile bike kit, then that usually has LOADS of reflective piping on it.

You also need 3 reflective* sticker on your helmet.
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*NOT high viz, but reflective.

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

Hi-viz

Save yourself the tedium and expense of riding down through France and catch the Postrsmouth to Bilbao or Santander ferry.  It's no more expensive once you take fuel, hotel and tolls into account and you ride off the ship into nice weather and stunning roads.   

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dd1965uk

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dd1965uk says:

Ferry instead

Would recommend the ferry myself. Although they cancelled our return crossing giving 8 hours notice. Had to ride 700 miles through France to get the Caen ferry instead. Cost a fortune in toll roads!

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

Cancelled Ferry

I had a ferry canceled on me once.   Was due to sail from Portsmouth to Bilbao on P&O but the ship had technical problems so P&O booked all those travelling on bikes on the next days sailing out of Plymouth on Brittany Ferries.  (Anyone in a car was screwed!)  As well as sorting the booking they gave us £50 for petrol to get us from Portsmouth to Plymouth, £65 to pay for a B&B and £100 compensation.  Nice chaps :smile  

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trumpet675

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trumpet675 says:

Ferry or ride down?

Did look at the ferry option you mentioned but seemed a lot of dough once you included the cabin prices all added up too rather a lot !anyhow like you say once you factor in the fuel saved and wear and tear etc,it prob works out similar anyway:smilethanks all that bothered to reply to my post all much appreciated as always ,anyone got any tips on cheap ferry lines to Spain then ! 

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