Author Topic: Velo Ville  (Read 1698 times)

Re: Velo Ville
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2018, 11:11:02 am »
Sure you are doing this anyway but some interesting info sites out there.

https://www.frenchentree.com/france-forum/topic/setting-up-small-rural-campsite-where-to-start/
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Re: Velo Ville
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2018, 02:20:52 pm »
Umm. That might just kill it stone dead...
VELOMANCER

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Re: Velo Ville
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2018, 06:06:03 pm »
I'm good friends with the guy that runs Breton Bikes and Camping Tost Aven on Central Brittanny - I know it heps that they're on one of the Eurovelo routes. Feel free to pm me if ypu want me to have a chat with him, we'll be seeing him and his wife during the Christmas break.
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Re: Velo Ville
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2018, 12:28:54 pm »
Oh no, now you've got me googling for campsites for sale and this caught my eye (check out especially the alley names on the campsite layout map)
http://www.leggett-immo.com/acheter-vendre-une-maison/view/84634LCH03/Maison-a-vendre-a--allier-auvergne-france

Re: Velo Ville
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2018, 12:45:32 pm »
Well it is for libertines after all.
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

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Re: Velo Ville
« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2018, 02:31:20 pm »
Oh no, now you've got me googling for campsites for sale and this caught my eye (check out especially the alley names on the campsite layout map)
http://www.leggett-immo.com/acheter-vendre-une-maison/view/84634LCH03/Maison-a-vendre-a--allier-auvergne-france

2 mill. Hang on, let me check behind the sofa ...
VELOMANCER

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Re: Velo Ville
« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2018, 03:28:59 pm »
Plus legal, plus agency. plus land registry and VAT peut etre.
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

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Re: Velo Ville
« Reply #32 on: December 30, 2018, 10:22:33 am »
Health and financials aside, it's something I'd love to do so I say go for it.
However, off season, how will you get through it? A site my fiancee and I regularly stay at is open to tenters year round but caravanners/motorhomers are banned during the colder, wetter months so there's less chance of them getting stuck.
Their main income is from farming so the tractor is handy for pulling out eejits who sink their glass fibre palaces.
It's a 7 day a week 52 week a year job from dawn to dusk with F all chance of getting away for the owners, but they don't mind as they love it.
Older age. Will you be able to cope when the wrinkles are more pronounced and what happens if/when you can't?
Bill

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Re: Velo Ville
« Reply #33 on: December 30, 2018, 01:49:54 pm »
Things I'd like to see:

A full toolkit available to service bikes, like they have at some youth hostels
A workstand or two, ditto
A hosepipe to wash off the mud
A washer and dryer so I can launder my shorts
All this advertised on the website  so I know to come and use them

Will I fight them on the beaches to come over and baptise it?  Naturallement!

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Re: Velo Ville
« Reply #34 on: December 30, 2018, 02:29:08 pm »
Sounds like a brilliant idea!

 
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Re: Velo Ville
« Reply #35 on: December 30, 2018, 07:41:41 pm »
As one who hasn't run back home to Blighty - my main preoccupation would be money.....namely the cost of living here is becoming outrageous so think hard about a plan b (or if you have a good pension....) In my case my pension isn't so therefore I'm looking at "working" till the wooden box comes. Eventhough I earn more than the average wage here we don't have any spare at the end of the month!!! Message me if you want more info John.

Re: Velo Ville
« Reply #36 on: December 30, 2018, 09:10:33 pm »
Have a word with bretonbikes, who posted a similar advice/suggestions topic on the CTC forum, and is now running a site in Gouarec, Britanny
https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=104573&p=1188562

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Re: Velo Ville
« Reply #37 on: December 31, 2018, 01:21:12 am »
Another thing to justify the 'bike site' brand: have routes of varying difficulties worked out and printed on nicely designed cards, so people can rock up and do some rides of their liking without having to plan anything.  Again, advertise this so you can make a thing out of being "your one stop solution to a cycling holiday in France".

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Re: Velo Ville
« Reply #38 on: December 31, 2018, 02:05:33 pm »
Another thing to justify the 'bike site' brand: have routes of varying difficulties worked out and printed on nicely designed cards, so people can rock up and do some rides of their liking without having to plan anything.  Again, advertise this do you can make a thing out of being "your one stop solution to a cycling holiday in France".

Has recovery service been mentioned?  People might pay good money for you to come out in a suitable vehicle to return them and bike to the campsite in the event of a puncture / b0rked knee / bad case of cafe legs.  Set the fee high enough that people don't use it too often.
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Re: Velo Ville
« Reply #39 on: December 31, 2018, 03:15:54 pm »
Many of these wonderful ideas are ones that would deter me from visiting.  They sound more like permanent cycling holiday camps or rally sites than camp sites for the itinerate tourist - i.e  people like me who seek out small municipal sites with minimal facilities.

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Re: Velo Ville
« Reply #40 on: December 31, 2018, 03:35:00 pm »
This itinerant tourist would and does divert out of his way to find a good set of tools and an understanding host and has no objection to other people riding set routes, building fires, talking to each other or whatever else they do.  Do you object?

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Re: Velo Ville
« Reply #41 on: December 31, 2018, 03:46:05 pm »
Other people building fires and talking to each other are to be encouraged (as long as they don't set fire to things like tents or trees, or talk so loudly that they keep me awake, both of which are pretty rare).
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Re: Velo Ville
« Reply #42 on: December 31, 2018, 03:54:37 pm »
I'm certainly not an expert, but I'm pretty certain you'd have to work your balls off to make absolutely no money. Well, maybe enough to just about cover the bills, but no more than that. Also the French absolutely love red tape and that could give you issues. And as others have mentioned - Twaxit....
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Re: Velo Ville
« Reply #43 on: December 31, 2018, 04:01:51 pm »
This itinerant tourist would and does divert out of his way to find a good set of tools and an understanding host and has no objection to other people riding set routes, building fires, talking to each other or whatever else they do.  Do you object?
Not at all.  it just is not for me.  Different people, different ways.