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  1. Have received my new GHIC and it looks very flashy with Union Jack splashed all over the front of the card. Here is the link to apply for one, at no cost: https://www.gov.uk/global-health-insurance-card
  2. Road Trip through France Vehicle: Alfa Romeo GT diesel Total Mileage: 1300 miles Duration: 10 days Route: Calais - Reims - Dijon - Annecy - Chambrey - Oredour - Brantome - Le Mans - Cherbourg Downloadable Route Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/zVs45s1fFxbQ631b9 Day 1 - Set off from Calais to Dijon with the intention of getting a good distance under way on the first day. Stopped via Reims-Gieux, the historical race track used for the French Grand Prix during the early part of the 20th century. Sadly now deserted and although derelict is now grad
  3. Road Trip through Germany Vehicle: BMW Z3 Total Mileage: 1800 miles Duration: 8 days Route: Calais - Strasbourg - Fussen - Innsbruck - Day 1 - Calais to Strasbourg Left Calais after ferry crossing from Dover. Headed for Strasbourg for the first leg of the trip, heavy going but breaks the back of the journey on the first day. Finally arrived at Strasbourg to check into hotel and source somewhere to eat and view the city at night. Quite incredible that the French / German border is on the same street and you can enjoy the fantastic restaurants an
  4. Fast, detailed and entirely offline maps with turn-by-turn navigation – trusted by over 140 million travelers worldwide. OFFLINE MAPS. Save mobile data; no internet is required. Download App link: https://apps.apple.com/app/id510623322
  5. SatNav Map Book (for when you have no SatNav) Driving Licence(s) Insurance documents MOT Certificate Passport & Visa's Dash Cam Breakdown Cover documents Spare Tyre or Tyre Repair Sealant Tyre Inflator Tool Kit Torch Warning Triangle Spare Bulb Kit Hi-Vis Fluorescent Jackets (enough for driver all passengers) Bottled Water First Aid Kit Fire Extinguisher GB Bumper Sticker
  6. Before you travel, make sure you’ve got a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) or travel insurance with health cover You may not have access to free emergency medical treatment and could be charged for your healthcare if you do not have an EHIC or GHIC when visiting an EU country, or travel insurance when visiting Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein. If you have an EHIC it will still be valid while it remains in date. More information: Check if you need a free Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) Updated: 15 Janua
  7. Alfa4. totally agree, all my trips are a round trip and never going back on the same roads...widens the scope of places to visit
  8. Why do you Road Trip? Is is the journey, the destination or just the experience? List your reasons below
  9. TAKE THE STRESS AND RISK OUT OF YOUR EUROPEAN ROAD JOURNEYS ROAD SAFETY and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist has published advice for staying safe and secure on European road journeys this year. The advice takes the form of six top tips covering planning, equipment, safety, legal matters and security issues. Neil Worth, road safety officer at GEM Motoring Assist, said: “The European motorway network is excellent and extensive, but it’s important to ensure that you and your vehicle are safe and legal before you drive off the ferry for a family holiday or busine
  10. Anyone planned a road trip through Europe yet and when are you setting off? What restrictions have you researched and how easy (and fun) will it be to traverse the various countries?
  11. Travel to the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein will change from 1 January 2021. Things you may need to do before you go include: check your passport get travel insurance that covers your healthcare check you have the right driving documents organise pet travel - contact your vet at least 1 month before you go There are more things to do if you’re travelling for business. For example, going to meetings and conferences, providing services (even with a charity), and touring art or music. Passports: check if you need to renew You may n
  12. Travel to the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein will change from 1 January 2021. Things you may need to do before you go include: check your passport get travel insurance that covers your healthcare check you have the right driving documents organise pet travel - contact your vet at least 1 month before you go There are more things to do if you’re travelling for business. For example, going to meetings and conferences, providing services (even with a charity), and touring art or music. Passports: check if you need to renew You may n
  13. Alfa4 I have to say I don't think the Juke is as good as the Alfa for a Road Trip but then anything is good for a Road Trip isn't it?
  14. List your ideal Road Trip tunes to play on your journey
  15. Here's a list of European Road Trips to consider for the future 1. Autobahn, Germany The Autobahn is Germany’s famed highway system where there are no speed limits in non-urban regions. It gives drivers the option to really put the pedal to the metal while traveling the beautiful German countryside. 2. Route 500, Germany This beautiful drive cuts through the midst of the Black Forest, and offers drivers incredible views along with a smooth journey through the mountains. This picturesque route from Feldberg to Waldkirch is almost 70 km long and on a clear day offers awe-inspiring
  16. Google Maps link to open downloadable map routes for your Road Trip link to Google Maps
  17. TrailRunner mini — GPX Viewer.appdownload.zip
  18. New rules to come into force on Thursday have an impact on car buying, servicing and driving England is set to go into a full national lockdown this Thursday (5 November), joining Wales and much of Europe (but not Scotland). But what does that mean for motorists and car buyers? Car drivers may be unsure of the restrictions affecting vehicle usage, while would-be car purchasers will be deciding whether or not to put their commitment on hold. Although the proposed restrictions on leaving the house and entering retail premises currently seem to be less severe than in the
  19. lol...you're not wrong there John54510 time to dig out the Turtle Wax 🙂
  20. Hope to do a road trip to Europe in February/March....Covid and Brexit permitting
  21. Same here Steve (although not a key worker, but working all through the lockdown)....took out the X-Trail, Z3 and BMW bike so they all got a run to keep things turning over
  22. After this long period of lockdown, many cars have not been driven and may have hidden issues which could compromise safety when returned to the road For the short amount of time that it takes to check your car before setting off is a worthwhile investment, even if it does highlight a problem that you have to resolve, it is still more beneficial to get it sorted before leaving home. A few quick checks similar to those listed below could save you a lot of money on vehicle repairs, fines or even avoid an accident occurring. Added to the fact that a lot of cars benefited from having a si
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