Bicycles

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StevieBee

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6,367 posts

183 months

Tuesday 10th April
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Heading to our second LeMans this year.

Quick question on bikes, not being a seasoned LeMans visitor or transporter of bikes...

Heading down via Dover/Calais Ferry. My car's an E Class Coupé 350d. Two bikes.

Bikes on the back?
Bikes on the top?
Hire them when we're there?

Nosynchro

157 posts

75 months

Tuesday 10th April
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Ideally buy a couple of second hand folders and store them in the vehicle. I’ve tethered one with a steel chain and not had a problem but they do go walkabout

Output Flange

16,075 posts

139 months

Tuesday 10th April
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I've taken mine on the roof, and locked it to the car (through the wheel spokes) when I've not been around it.

If you're on the tunnel, remember to tell them if you plan to take bikes.

chasingracecars

1,134 posts

25 months

Tuesday 10th April
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Bikes on the top often incurs additional fees on ferry’s, Brittany Ferries charge for a bike rack on the back too!!

Roof mounted bikes cause more drag but don’t prevent access to the boot. Don’t get the insides dirty like folders.

Rear mounted carriers don’t need roof bars, might need a tow bar. Can be fiddly to mount

I always go roof mounted however on the Range Rover it’s a long way up!

struttob

328 posts

77 months

Tuesday 10th April
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Leave them at home please, they are nothing but a nuisance for other people who are walking around.

Bob
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chasingracecars

1,134 posts

25 months

Tuesday 10th April
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I agree with you partially. I will take a bike to go to arnage and mulsanne corners, to the shops on Saturday. And to see friends. They are not welcome in the main spec areas and 99% lock them up before then anyway.

StevieBee

Original Poster:

6,367 posts

183 months

Wednesday 11th April
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chasingracecars said:
I agree with you partially. I will take a bike to go to arnage and mulsanne corners, to the shops on Saturday. And to see friends. They are not welcome in the main spec areas and 99% lock them up before then anyway.
My thinking and intent as well.

Thanks for the tips chaps!

DJFish

5,310 posts

191 months

Friday 13th April
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They're a great way of doing the morning Baguette/Croissant run, and also a great way to get around and explore during the event as the roads are usually gridlocked.
I don't ride mine through the campsite as I worry abut the 90psi tyres pinging up stones, but I'm considerate like that...
As Bob alluded to previously, there's no reason to bring one inside the circuit as there are just too many people but in my humble opinion once you get out of the circuit they're well worth it.

However they are one more thing to worry about and lock up every time you leave the campsite but millions of stripy jumper wearing Frenchmen with onions around their necks can't be wrong...

JT3K

111 posts

58 months

Wednesday
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DJFish said:
They're a great way of doing the morning Baguette/Croissant run, and also a great way to get around and explore during the event as the roads are usually gridlocked.
I don't ride mine through the campsite as I worry abut the 90psi tyres pinging up stones, but I'm considerate like that...
As Bob alluded to previously, there's no reason to bring one inside the circuit as there are just too many people but in my humble opinion once you get out of the circuit they're well worth it.

However they are one more thing to worry about and lock up every time you leave the campsite but millions of stripy jumper wearing Frenchmen with onions around their necks can't be wrong...
What this man said.

They do tend to disappear however, but if you're in one of the campsites that's largely grass or has big wide tracks, they can make getting to the toilet block considerably easier if you're a long way away.

Rs2oo

2,114 posts

126 months

DEFINITELY take them one way or another. We take them every year to go shopping in Mulsanne Village, lunch at Arnage Village, cycling round the circuit on Friday and getting to Arnage Corner at midnight beating all the cars. Contrary to one comment, we never get in pedestrians way because we keep to the roads and are considerate. Enjoy !