RTE Calais including Dambusters SS1000 ride Saturday 23rd March 2019

GSears

Premier Member
#1
uch talked about since Calais last Christmas. Trip flags issued at Hotel. 02:00 hrs Run from Scunthorpe Premier inn (suggest a room here for Friday 22) to Scampton 02:30 (group photo) Then to Eurotunnel( 06:20 train). Across to Ruhr valley via vicinity of Rotterdam. Individual photos in front of dams. Then back to Calais for debrief after run. (Suggest room at Ibis Styles, Calais arrive about 21:30) Verification distance about 1002 miles.
Specific ss1000 Dambusters ride patch planned. Petrol station corner locations and photo op locations will be provided.
Last guaranteed access to EU prior to Brexit!!!!!

Those interested post. I will start a provisional list. Patch will be about £5.00 Up front. Details to follow.

Premier Inn Gadwall Way, Scunthorpe.
£46.00 flex (as of 25/10/18)
£36.00 flex (as of 25/11/18)
Eurotunnel 06:20hrs 23/03/19 Out, overnight return £30
Ibis Styles, Calais.

Patch shown below, thanks to GarminDave for his inspired design.

Actual Patcjh.JPG


Every rider who completes the ride will receive a one off Dambusters 1000 certificate, a commemorative patch and verification of their ride. The ride fee will be £35 of which £10 will be donated to the Poppy Appeal. Riders who are not Iron Butt Members can take part in the ride and by completing it will become life time Iron Butt Members.

On this occasion you need to pre-register so we can source the patches in advance. Register by sending £5 by PAYPAL to payments@ironbutt.co.uk with a note including your name and “Dambuster 1000” and send an email to President@ironbutt.co.uk with your name and address and the heading “Dambuster 1000”.


For those that wish to join us for the debrief at Calais :p I have created a section for Ground Crew.

Sign up now:)
 
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GSears

Premier Member
#2
Trip mileage/time starts at Scunthorpe. Full details will follow.

You will need to be checked in (mileage & flags), refuelled and ready to leave Scunny at 0200, Saturday. If you have to ride to the start it will increase the length of your day on Saturday.

I will be running up on Friday to have an early night, after refuelling. I anticipate being tucked up by about 19.30 as I'll have to be up at about 01.30 to ensure I'm ready to depart at 0200. Saturday could be a long day (debrief in Calais). It will also help with departure times on Saturday morning if we can sort some paperwork on Friday night (mileage and flags). I will send out the route/waypoints (GPX) before the run so they can be loaded into satnavs and any additional refuel points can be added/planned. I will also send a copy of the instructions/rules for the ride.

Volunteers List (40 Patches plus reserves) 25 so far.......

Pilots

First Flight

1) GSears ..............................CONFIRMED
2) saphena ..............................CONFIRMED
3) Lynn O'Kane
4) Jonnyp ..............................CONFIRMED
5) Sean ..............................CONFIRMED
6) GraemeandSally ..............................CONFIRMED
7) Kim Leeson ..............................CONFIRMED
8) JON12A
9) Colin ..............................CONFIRMED

Second Flight.

1) FazerPhil ..............................CONFIRMED
2) Peter Perfect ..............................CONFIRMED
3) Wully
4) Shantygod
5) Safari Ferg ..............................CONFIRMED

Third Flight.

1) Andrew Brown ..............................CONFIRMED
2) Daz nes ..............................CONFIRMED
3) Bob M ..............................CONFIRMED
4) Ziggy ..............................CONFIRMED
5) Aitch ..............................CONFIRMED

Flight Engineers

First Flight.

1) Splitter 142 ..............................CONFIRMED
2) John ZRX ..............................CONFIRMED
3) Irritable O ..............................CONFIRMED
4)~Martin~ ..............................CONFIRMED
5) ChrisM
6) GraemeandSally ..............................CONFIRMED
7)
8) Wilfred G. Nome ..............................CONFIRMED
9)

Second Flight.

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2)
3)
4)
5)

Third Flight.

1)
2)
3)
4)
5)

Navigators.

First Flight,

1)
2)
3)


Tail Gunners (Reserves List).

1)
2)
3)

Ground Crew

1) Foster
2) Joy


APRES MOI LE DELUGE 617 Squadron
Thinking about the family bar....
 
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Please add me to the list. Provisionaly (Brrrrrrr sounds a cold one also could I start in Wales and meet you at the tunnel or is it only Scunthorpe to start just wondering)
 

GSears

Premier Member
#5
Please add me to the list. Provisionaly (Brrrrrrr sounds a cold one also could I start in Wales and meet you at the tunnel or is it only Scunthorpe to start just wondering)
Lynn the route is from Scunthorpe to Scampton (617 Dambusters base) to Ruhr dams to try and get as close as possible to the raid route, then back to Calais to complete the SS1000. Unfortunately it will not be possible to start elsewhere.
 
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Sean

Premier Member
#6
I am provisionally up for this, just need to amend my holiday plans to come home a couple of days earlier, when you say badge do you mean Patch or Pin?
 
#10
I’ve reserved myself places at the Premier Inn in Scunthorpe and the Ibis in Calais. I’ll book the ET closer to the time.

Chocks away chaps...
 
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#14
Hey Gordon, a Dambuster Lancaster only had 8 crew....I guess that makes..

You the Pilot
Bob is the Flight Engineer
Lynn’s the Navigator
I’m second Navigator and Radar
Sean’s the Bomb Aimer
Graeme’s Wireless Operator
Sally’s the Mid-Upper Gunner

That leaves Kim as the Tail End Charlie.......;)
 

saphena

IBAUK Webmaster
Premier Member
IBA Member
#17
So when/where is the RTE part of this, Calais Saturday night/Sunday lunch? or Scunthorpe Friday evening?

Are you proposing that we do the entire route as a group ride, 2nd man drop-off & all?
 

Kim Leeson

Premier Member
#18
I take it were doing Ennepe, Mohne & Eder ?!?! I calculate ~1050 miles from Scunthorpe, Scampton, Calais, 3 Dams and Calais...minus the miles for crossing

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