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General Category => Audax => PBP 2019 => Topic started by: Phil W on October 25, 2018, 03:51:50 pm

Title: DFDS Newhaven - Dieppe Ferry
Post by: Phil W on October 25, 2018, 03:51:50 pm
Bookings are now open for PBP dates.

I have booked

Thu 15th August 2019 23:00 outbound
Fri 23rd August 2019 23:59 inbound

I have also booked a four bed cabin for both ways as sleeping in chairs / floor last time was bloody awful.  You can join me in the cabins for £27.50 to cover you both ways.  First come first served.
Title: Re: DFDS Newhaven - Dieppe Ferry
Post by: Phil W on October 25, 2018, 10:57:07 pm
All beds / spaces in cabin now taken.
Title: Re: DFDS Newhaven - Dieppe Ferry
Post by: veloboy on October 27, 2018, 11:26:47 pm
Just booked my ensuite 'cabine' for the same crossings. Incredibly good value - (whilst 'stocks last...')!!!
Title: Re: DFDS Newhaven - Dieppe Ferry
Post by: Pichy on October 29, 2018, 02:04:34 pm
Am I to infer that you are making the same offer as Phil W? If so, have you still got a berth spare in each direction?
Title: Re: DFDS Newhaven - Dieppe Ferry
Post by: veloboy on October 29, 2018, 10:57:18 pm
What I meant was I have booked for myself and friends as well, so I do apologise if I may have inferred something different to that!
OTH, the prices and availability at this date - Don't hesitate, it will sellout quickly!
And, unbelievably, the ferry companies now have a VERY limited finite number of cycles spaces allocated on each crossing. Never mind, there are cavernous spaces to two a bike!
Title: Re: DFDS Newhaven - Dieppe Ferry
Post by: Pichy on October 30, 2018, 10:28:32 pm
Nae worries. As you weren’t actually stating it, it was probably rather presumptuous of me to have asked.
Title: Re: DFDS Newhaven - Dieppe Ferry
Post by: Phil W on October 31, 2018, 05:32:51 pm
Sure if you get yourself a four berth then you will find takers. There are usually a fair few riding down who take that ferry.
Title: Re: DFDS Newhaven - Dieppe Ferry
Post by: FifeingEejit on November 02, 2018, 02:27:59 pm
Looked at trains options to Newhaven and decided Portsmouth makes more sense so am sailing into Caen on Brittany ferries new* tub.
does mean a choice between Southern from Victoria or SWT from Waterloo and getting to either from KingsX though...

* given the high profile inability of ship builders to deliver LNG ferries on time right now, it'll either be cancelled at the last minute or some old tub...

Title: Re: DFDS Newhaven - Dieppe Ferry
Post by: Phil W on November 02, 2018, 02:40:36 pm
There are direct East Coast trains from north of London to Brighton now so getting to Newhaven via London is a lot easier than 2015.
Title: Re: DFDS Newhaven - Dieppe Ferry
Post by: mattc on November 02, 2018, 03:02:37 pm
Arguing about Newhaven -vs- Portsmouth crossing is like Campy -vs- Shimano debates of old*!

fans get just as passionate, but in reality they each have their Pros-n-cons.



*Or t***s -vs- t***less. Or 1x -vs- triples? Am I upto date yet? Probably not ...
Title: Re: DFDS Newhaven - Dieppe Ferry
Post by: FifeingEejit on November 02, 2018, 04:03:30 pm
Arguing about Newhaven -vs- Portsmouth crossing is like Campy -vs- Shimano debates of old*!

fans get just as passionate, but in reality they each have their Pros-n-cons.



*Or t***s -vs- t***less. Or 1x -vs- triples? Am I upto date yet? Probably not ...

Wasn't intended as an argument; just a statement of what I'd decided based on train options, companies and timetable considerations to suit me.
Title: Re: DFDS Newhaven - Dieppe Ferry
Post by: Phil W on November 02, 2018, 04:37:51 pm
Exactly and Newhaven suits me as I can get a direct east coast train to Brighton (or earlier stations for a longer pedal) with decent bike carrying space. Thus missing out piddling about through London.
Title: Re: DFDS Newhaven - Dieppe Ferry
Post by: Ben T on November 02, 2018, 04:55:40 pm
Will b**x*t affect ferries? I'm thinking massive queues of lorries might be suboptimal.
Title: Re: DFDS Newhaven - Dieppe Ferry
Post by: yorkie on November 02, 2018, 06:44:03 pm
Looked at trains options to Newhaven and decided Portsmouth makes more sense so am sailing into Caen on Brittany ferries new* tub.
does mean a choice between Southern from Victoria or SWT from Waterloo and getting to either from KingsX though...

* given the high profile inability of ship builders to deliver LNG ferries on time right now, it'll either be cancelled at the last minute or some old tub...
If, as I suspect, you're arriving at King's Cross from Scotland, you can walk across the road to St. Pancras International Low Level and pick up the Thameslink Brighton or Horsham train through that there London and change to the Southern train to Pompey at either East Croydon or Gatport Airwick, thus avoiding the ride through the middle of London.
Title: Re: DFDS Newhaven - Dieppe Ferry
Post by: grams on November 02, 2018, 06:54:37 pm
If, as I suspect, you're arriving at King's Cross from Scotland, you can walk across the road to St. Pancras International Low Level and pick up the Thameslink Brighton or Horsham train through that there London and change to the Southern train to Pompey at either East Croydon or Gatport Airwick, thus avoiding the ride through the middle of London.
All of the above applies to Newhaven!

Fite!
Title: Re: DFDS Newhaven - Dieppe Ferry
Post by: yorkie on November 02, 2018, 08:17:19 pm
If, as I suspect, you're arriving at King's Cross from Scotland, you can walk across the road to St. Pancras International Low Level and pick up the Thameslink Brighton or Horsham train through that there London and change to the Southern train to Pompey at either East Croydon or Gatport Airwick, thus avoiding the ride through the middle of London.
All of the above applies to Newhaven!

Indeed, with the addition that a change is also possible from the Brighton train at Haywards Heath (and Lewes), or Brighton itself. (Although the original question from FifeingEejit was about Pompey services!)

Fite!

 :-D :P
Title: Re: DFDS Newhaven - Dieppe Ferry
Post by: veloboy on November 03, 2018, 11:52:01 pm
Newhaven appealed to me, as I live in SE London, and will most likely roll down to the ferry from home on the day. Might even ride back as well (if I'm not too knackered), but nice to know the train is always an option!
Title: Re: DFDS Newhaven - Dieppe Ferry
Post by: Bianchi Boy on November 04, 2018, 05:17:19 pm
I have booked the ferry from Portsmouth to Caen. It leaves at midnight and I can catch the train from Reading. There are also trains from Caen to Evreux with is about 50 miles away from the start.

The reason I chose Portsmouth is that there are trains direst fro Basingstoke that is 18 miles from my house.

BB
Title: Re: DFDS Newhaven - Dieppe Ferry
Post by: simonp on November 05, 2018, 05:10:47 pm
Apparently bookings on that ferry route are down due to worries over Brexit.