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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Through France to the Pyrenees Eight: Money and The Tour de France

Tour de France race cars on the P&O ferry
We arrived safely back in Belgium and we were accompanied on to the P&O Zeebrugge to Hull ferry by a multitude of Tour de France race cars, two Gendarmerie cars, various sponsors vehicles and a Swiss team bus and accompanying five cars.  These vehicles are all part of the support for the Tour de France 2014 which this year has a couple of days cycling in Yorkshire.  So many French passengers on board made watching the France versus Nigeria World Cup football match on the boat even more of an occasion and the win was well and truly celebrated.  These travel companions also meant that the Mayor of Hull and the media were there to greet and photograph our arrival back in the UK.

The costs for this years holiday were as follows:

Diesel (2,280 miles) £302
Food & drink bought in supermarkets etc £538
Cafes and ice creams £188
Camp site fees (mostly ACSI low season rates) £286
Other bits and bobs, including motorway tolls £122
Ferry (return with evening meals) £466
Total £1902