Some preliminary info on travel to 2017 classic mxdn

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Some preliminary info on travel to 2017 classic mxdn

Postby John C » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:37 pm

Although it may seem a bit early we have to at least give an indication of costs for anyone who may be contemplating going to compete or spectate at the Classic Mx des Nations which is being held this year in Randers, Denmark.

Remember these costs are of course borne solely by the people traveling to Randers and is therefore independent of the monies that yet have to be raised to get the bikes and equipment to the event.
There has been much speculation as to the expense of going to Denmark, but realistically speaking it is comparable to the trip we made to Sweden. That said, it certainly is not cheap!

I have had a look at fly/drive as we have used this option before and it is really the cheapest and quickest way of getting to a continental meeting. If only looking at direct flights then there are basically only two options…
1. Dublin to Copenhagen
2. Dublin to Hamburg.

If you happen to be in UK mainland then there are other options with flights to Billund from Manchester and London. This is considerably closer to Randers and may be an alternative for some.


1. Dublin to Copenhagen.

Ryan Air.

Departing Dublin Thursday 7th Sept 2017 11.45 -flight time 2hrs 10 min - 29 euro
Departing Copenhagen Sunday 10th Sept 2017 13.20 - 50euro

Car hire for 3 days (Renault Clio) approx.- 30 euro

One way Toll for Bridge for a car less than 6m long is 34 euro
Travel time to Randers is 3hrs 24 min.
Friday departure is available but is slightly dearer. These are the prices as of 18th of March and will of course fluctuate.


2. Dublin to Hamburg.

Ryan Air

Departing Dublin Thursday 7th Sept 2017 9.25am flight time 2hrs - 55 euro
Departing Dublin Thursday 7th Sept 2017 12.50am flight time 2 hrs - 55 euro

Car hire for 3 days (Hyundai i 10) approx. - 47 euro

Travel time to Randers is around 3hrs 49 minutes.

All the prices are for passenger and hand luggage only. -It is Ryan Air after all!

Although car hire is cheap I would recommend that you take out additional car excess insurance. This is not too expensive (typically around £10 for the three days) and can be bought off the internet. This covers for reimbursement of you excess if you have an accident but you will still have to pay the excess until your claim is processed.

There are no flights Friday with Ryan Air.

SAS airlines and Aer Lingus also offer flights to Hamburg and Copenhagen, but are dearer (and be careful as SAS price in pounds sterling). However you can find Friday flights.

Although Copenhagen will have the penalty of two bridge tolls, if 4 people share a car the additional cost per person is only 17 euro so at the moment Copenhagen is the cheapest option. But it’s a close run thing and may change. What may be important is that the Hamburg flight leaves at 9.25 am. That means being there at 7.25 am which means leaving home at an early hour or staying overnight in Dublin.

Both flights home will require leaving Randers around six- ish.


Finally there is the subject of accommodation.

As with previous years there are a range of options. There is basic accommodation close to the track (bed only) but if we want somewhere to socialise and have a meal this reduces the choices. I made some preliminary inquiries to a 4 star Hotel in Randers and their group rate are as follows...
A single room is approx. 740 kr per night. This is about 86 pounds sterling.
A double room is priced at 920 kr which equates to 107 pounds sterling.
Both rates include breakfast.

For comparison a budget motel close to the track will be 629 kr (£72) for a twin room and breakfast extra.

I would be interested to hear any views or preferences with regard to travel or accomodation. However if we do decide to book as a group there are savings to be made.
John C
 
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