Dieppe Raid Cycling
Organised annually since 1972


Entry Details for 23rd June - 25th June 2018

ENTRY TO EVENT (£6 per person)
The entry information will be published once group travel details have been finalised. Entries can now be accepted over the Internet using PayPal to secure your credit card payment. You do not need a PayPal account - you may just enter your credit/debit card details.

Choose a distance that suits you. Distances start from 30km and increase to 140k. Alternatively there is a 40k MTB route that is suitable for the more serious MTB rider. Thus, there are 5 different cycle routes available so there is sure to be a distance that meets your ability.

Children under 5 have free entry to the event but should be entered using the entry form. This will enable them to be considered for an award. Please omit their payment and advise me of this using the Additional Information box.

You can access the on-line entry form here. You will receive confirmation via email and be able to download the final information sheets from this site once they become available (generally late May).

If you do not have access to the internet for downloading the final information sheets then you will either need to ask a friend to download the information for you or post me a C5 stamped addressed envelope (SAE).

If you prefer to post a handwritten form then request a form

GROUP TRAVEL (£35 per person)
Group travel details between Newhaven and Dieppe will become available once details have been agreed. It is unlikely that these will be available until December 2017. Group travel applies to riders travelling by bike. If you opt to take your car or travel on another route, you are welcome to do so. Group travel rates have been negotiated with DFDS for weekend crossings for 3-day to 6-day return tickets departing from Newhaven on the Friday or Saturday morning. Any combination for the outward and return journeys are accepted. These tickets are for passengers cycling onto the ferry. If you wish to attend as a foot passenger then just book one of the group tickets for cyclists as you would probably find that foot passenger tickets booked separately would be unavailable. On the day you will be able to travel as a foot passenger without a bicycle - in this instance you would need to wait in the terminal to be loaded with other foot passengers using the coach.

To make your reservation contact DFDS on 0033 232 146858 quoting the reference "Caroline Street".

Please note: This is a french number which will result in you hearing a recorded message in French; when the message ends it will sound as if the phone has been put down but this is just the French ringing tone. Wait until someone answers. All staff will be able to speak to you in English, if you wish.

If you wish to extend your visit then please consider whether the group travel ticket will meet your needs as they are non-transferable. There are no concessions for seniors using the group tickets. If you have any concerns, please follow this up with the Group Bookings team when you talk to them.

Payment needs to be made by card. Opening Hours (based on time in France):
Monday to Friday: 9am - 7pm Saturday: 9am - 5pm excluding Bank Holidays

The following reservations have been made ...
Friday 22nd June09:00
Friday 22nd June17:30
Saturday 23rd June 09:00
Saturday 23rd June 17:30
Monday 25th June 12:30
Monday 25th June 18:00
Wednesday 29th June19:00
Alternative suitable ferry crossings include Portsmouth - Le Havre (approx. 100km from Dieppe) from which, subject to ferry timetables, Dieppe can be reached by bicycle as well as car.

Additionally, Dover - Calais (approx. 200km from Dieppe) has an excellent motorway link. The cost of this crossing compares very favourably with Newhaven - Dieppe for those travelling by car. Many participants have used both of these crossings regularly with shared costs for a full vehicle.

Ideally you should aim to arrive in Dieppe no later than mid-afternoon on the Saturday as it will then be possible to get settled before attending the welcome gathering. The awards ceremony usually finishes by 6.30pm on the Sunday.
Many of the regulars have their favourite Hotels but we have reserved some B&B accommodation at the Hotel Windsor. To book, make direct contact with the hotel quoting "Weekend Cyclo".

Telephone: 0033 235 841523
Fax: 0033 235 847452
Email: Windsor@hotelwindsor.fr

Alternative accommodation can also be found on the DIEPPE website
MEAL (£30 per person) No longer available
The Windsor Hotel has been booked for a group meal on the Sunday evening after the events. The first 120 to reply and pay will be given priority. Application for the meal will be available on the Entry Form. Thanks to Alex Southern for volunteering to oversee this social evening.

This includes a 3-course meal, together with a welcome drink and wine.
Important information for anyone attending the Sunday meal
WALK (£6 per person)
The walkers will be completing a walk of approx. 15 km. Walkers should wear appropriate footwear - preferably walking shoes or boots. Take a small backpack as you will be given food and drink at the start which you must carry. Ensure you have clothing suitable for the conditions.

PLEASE NOTE that walkers using the group ferry tickets will need to book as a cyclist but may use their ticket to travel as a foot passenger on the day. Foot passengers will need to board via with other foot passengers rather than with the cyclists who board with other vehicles.