Thursday 18 July to Sunday 21 July 2019
Join us in Belgium Ardennes taking in the Chimay Classic Motorcycle Race Meeting.
We’ve visited this area a number of times now, mostly for taking in the Classic Race Meeting at Chimay in Belgium. However attending the racing is not compulsory, members are free to enjoy the beautiful Ardennes area of Belgium and the local area of France. Even those attending the racing spend at least one day riding through the lovely rural local area, visiting towns and other attractions. For those not wishing to watch the racing a few suggested ride outs will be available.
As for the racing in Chimay, Belgium, it is held on a road circuit similar to those in Ireland, you can get up right close to the action all around the circuit. Practice is held all day Friday and Saturday morning with races held on the Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday.
It’s a really friendly event and access to the pits area is available throughout the event. Bikes entering the races include BSA Gold Stars, Manx Nortons, AJS 7Rs, Patons, etc. as well as smaller and larger capacity racing bikes from the past. I would think this year’s passes will be the same or perhaps a little more expensive.They can be ordered from the website, it’s quite easy. However if required the tour leader can order them.
For the long weekend of four nights we will be staying at an Ibis hotel in Fourmies, France which is a short ride over the border from the Chimay circuit. It has 30 rooms and individuals must book directly with the hotel via this website for the nights they wish to stay. Breakfast is available in the hotel and there is a restaurant next door for evening meals. Fourmies town is a short ride away with a number of restaurants. Fourmies is an easy days ride from Calais and you can stay for the full four nights or shorter or longer if you prefer.
If you book can you please let the tour leader, Ron Still know. His contact can be found here.
For a map of the area see this website.
The cost for a hotel room only is approx £60 per 2ppl
Circuit passes last year prices, please below:
€30 at the circuit
€25 in advance
€20 daily entrance