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Life Event Challenge 2019 - Normandy & D-Day Battlefield Bike Tour

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Welcome to Nigel, Hugh and Toby's 12th year of Life Event Challenges!

Following last years incredibly successful Belgium Ypres Salient bike tour, please find below 2019's offering.

The Below link has all the information you will need

Details of the Tour, Details of how to pay the Banker, and things to be agreed like transport etc etc

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More info can also be found here on the Green Jersey Company's website


DDAY AND NORMANDY BATTLEFIELD BIKE TOUR

Friday 17 May 2019: Arrival and The British beaches

After getting the Tunneland arringing c midday, then after getting the bikes allocated we would ride to the eastern end of Sword beach, taking in the Hillman bunker and Pegasus Bridge on the way, before encompassing the British and Canadian landing beaches of Sword, Gold and Juno during the afternoon. We would finish at the Longues Battery, where the opening scenes of The Longest Day were filmed, before a short ride back to Bayeux for the night.

Saturday 18 May 2019: The American sector

Heading back north we rejoin the route at Longues before visiting Omaha beach, where the Americans met great resistance. The cemetery here is America’s largest in Normandy and is a must-see. After this we would ride to the Pointe du Hoc, where American Rangers scaled the cliffs on ladders during the early hours of D Day to neutralise the gun battery there. Returning via an inland route to Bayeux we will visit the German cemetery at La Cambe, and, visiting other places of interest along the way, return to Bayeux.

Sunday 19 May 2019: Inland from the beaches

On the final morning we will ride into the area behind the beaches to examine what went on after D Day and how the Germans were defeated in Normandy. If time allows we will ride to Villers-Bocage where a famous battle was fought on 13 June 1944, but as this year, we can tailor the ride to your wishes on the day (and the weather!).





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