WW Easter 2024 Continental Europe Trip

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We are planning our 2024 Easter trip to [SPAIN] from [DATE] to [DATE]

Total cost is expected to be [€XXX] and a deposit of [€XXX] for all planning to travel must be paid by [DATE]

Please pay the [€306] deposit for each member travelling by following this link

[TRIP A/C]:

Continental Trip 2024 Final Payment

Complete for each traveller

Choose €800.00 balancing payment OR €1,020.00 to include single room supplement

Subtotal €800.00

Total Amount: €800.00

Please note that you will required to input the following information for each member travelling:

  1. Name of member exactly as set out in passport (ensure your passport is in date for trip)
  2. Year-Group
  3. Passport number and expiry date
  4. Your contact telephone number
  5. Home address
  6. Your email address
  7. Name of emergency contact and contact number
  8. Confirmation that your Club and Cycling Ireland membership has been paid
  9. Your Cycling Ireland membership licence number
  10. Confirmation if student member is travelling alone or accompaied by adult

An extra charge for the single room (€XXX) will be required in due course for members requiring a single room. It would help however if people would indicate once again whether they require a single room or not by WhatsApp or text to Christy McDaid (M: +353 87 257 8683).

This page will continue to be updated as the trip details are confirmed.

Flights:

Outbound & Return detail [TBC]

Your booking reference will be sent to your year-group leader and will be circulated via WhatsApp prior to departure.  Once you receive the document (which contains all passengers) with check-in details, find your name and the booking reference will be on top of that specific page.  For security reasons, we cannot publish check-in details on this website.  If you have not received your check-in reference, please contact your group leader or a member of the WW Committee asap.

Baggage allowance is 1 small cabin bag (max 25x33x20cm and max 7kg) and 1 checked in bag (max 10kg).  The travel agent recommends 10kg bags are check-in the previous evening if possible (which Aer Lingus is currently facilitating) as all 10kg bags must be checked-in. If you bring a 10kg bag to the boarding gate without purchasing it as a carry-on bag with priority boarding, or if it’s not included as part of your booking, a €35 fee applies to place this bag in the aircraft hold, assuming space available.

Bus transport will be arranged on arrival to and from the hotel and airport.

Bicycles & luggage transport on truck to Pesaro: Bikes were dropped with luggage [TIME & DATE] to Willow Park School.  Soft luggage bags preferred as they facilitate safe stacking of bicycles.  Time slots for each year-group [TO BE ADVISED]

Hotel: [DETAILS TBC]  Rooms will be allocated by Club and cannot be altered unless approved by a Club Committee member.

Travel Insurance: Covid insurance cover FAQs addressed here:Insurance Covid-19 FAQs.

Documents: Ensure your passport is in date and that you have a current European Health Insurance Card.

Unaccompanied Minors: Boys under 18 years traveling without a guardian/parent must have both Unaccompanied Minor Consent Form completed and accepted by Club and for boys under 15 must complete Aer Lingus Unaccompanied Young Passenger Form.

Accompanied Minors: Group leaders should bring relevant documentation (i.e. letters of consent, copies of parent’s identification, etc.) for travelling with minors out of the state. Please see this Government website for current details: www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/travel-with-children.

Medical conditions: Please advise Christy McDaid, Club Chairman, of any medical conditions and medication which may be relevant to cycling.

Bike care: Ensure you have properly serviced bike, spare tubes, helmet, glove, etc. and completed a Bike Details form.

Clothes: We recommend that you err on the side of cycling gear.  Towels, togs, etc. required.  No deodorant spray permitted.

WW Membership: Everyone traveling to [SPAIN] must be a fully paid-up member of Willow Wheelers and Cycling Ireland. Check out our Membership page for further details.

[DATE] will be the last Sunday Cycle before the trip as bikes are being loaded on the truck to travel on [DATE].

It is important that all bikes are serviceable and in good working order before being loaded. Check your brake pads and tyres for wear and if worn replace before you travel. We’d strongly recommend, if not done already, everyone should have their bike properly serviced before departure.

Having the right equipment and gear for cycling in Portugal is important. Remember we are cycling for up to 5 days and out for several hours each day.


Key packing lists:

Mandatory Gear for your Bike.

  • Minimum 2 spare tubes
  • Bottle cage(s) fitted to bike
  • Water bottle(s)
  • Saddle bag or frame bag for holding gear
  • Pump

Mandatory Cycling Gear

  • Cycling helmet (make sure it fits you properly)
  • Cycling gloves
  • Cycling shoes or suitable runners
  • Light rain jacket (just in case)
  • Light base layers x 2-3
  • Cycling jerseys x 2-3
  • Cycling Shorts x 2-3 (We strongly recommend proper padded cycling shorts)
  • Cycling/sports socks x5
  • Sunblock
  • Money (for lunch stops & snacks)

Optional Gear

  • Sunglasses (preferably cycling glasses)
  • Energy bars
  • Cycling jersey(s) long sleeve
  • Arm warmers (handy for wet/cold mornings)