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Rides from Caen La Prairie on Sat 27 and Sun 28 April 2019

Saturday, 27 April 2019 - 9:30am

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Email info@oxfordcycling.uk for bookings: lunch Sat and Sun, dinner Sat and Sun

Main details

Some options (times provisional):
Leave car in Portsmouth, overnight ferry 26 April, leaving 22:45, arriving Saturday am 6:45. An hour’s ride to Caen (17km), café breakfast and ready for a 9:30 (ish) start for the day ride. Staying in Caen overnight on Sunday seems to be more convenient than catching a late ferry on Sunday evening.

Some members are planning to come earlier in the week to give time for sight seeing. Some may bring a car and stay for an extended holiday

As well as cycling, there’s plenty to see in Caen.
Or, francophiles click here 🙂

Getting to Caen
There’s an easy ride from the ferry at Ouistreham to the centre of Caen (17km), using the Velo Francette 43 (v43) which runs along the canal (Chemin de Halage). See map above.

Provisional details
Rides start La Prairie 9:30am, with coffee and  lunch stops both days. Optional dinner Sat and Sun evenings (don’t forget to book in good time!). Saturday, we’ll go south west into the countryside. Sunday north east to the seaside and forest.

As usual with Oxford Cycling holidays, you will book your own ferry crossings and accommodation, depending how long you want to stay.

Rides will start in Caen city centre – La Prairie is a green area on the river Orne. You may prefer to book within reasonable distance of the city centre.

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Ride venues and times

Venue Time Notes


Caen La Paririe 9:30am

Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time (especially if you are new, so that we can say hello and sign you up).


(To be arranged) 11:00am

For about half an hour.


(To be arranged) 1:00pm

For about an hour.


Caen La Paririe 4:00pm
All of the times (apart from the start time) are approximate only, as weather or punctures may affect them.

Ride options

Ride option Distance Pace

Full ride


The pace listed above is the average pace we do, so in general when cycling along the flat we will go a bit faster than the average pace. Please be aware of this if you are wondering whether you will be able to keep up on the ride.

GPX map

Total distance: 16521 m
Total climbing: 94 m

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