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31. IVCA 2011

 

Attempts over several months by the IVCA committee to establish communications with the organizers of the Rally planned next year in Slovakia have failed.  As a result, the committee has taken the decision to postpone the planned Slovakian rally for an undetermined future date, and search for an alternative location for the 2011 rally.

 

In consequence, the 2011 Rally will take place in France.

The Organizing Committee in France has great pleasure in inviting you to a small village in the heart of the Sologne Region (in the Loire Valley, southeast of Blois) from Wednesday 1 June to Sunday 5 June 2011. 

 

The village of La FERTE IMBAULT is located in the Department of Loir and Cher, 180km south of Paris in the heart of the Sologne Forest.  This is a vast area given to hunting, fishing, with numerous chateaux, ponds and rivers.  This is an area that welcomes visitors and offers gastronomic pleasures which we hope you will come and discover.

 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM.

 

Wednesday 1st June    -  welcome to participants

 

Thursday 2nd June        - century

                                   - picnic in the park of a local chateau. 

 

Friday 3rd June             - races:  Ordinaries, hobbyhorses/draisines,  pneumatic-tire safeties.

                                   - Swap meet

                                   - Visit to a bicycle collection in the area.

                                   - AGM of the IVCA.

 

Saturday 4th June         - Historic parade in ROMORANTIN, capital of the SOLOGNE region.

                                   - Visits to museums in ROMORANTIN

                                   - Gala dinner.

 

Sunday 5th June           - Depart.

 

ACCOMODATION

Municipal camping is available at a modest price.

The Regional Youth and Sport Centre at Salbris (8 kilometers away) offers rooms for 2 to 4 persons at €20 a night including breakfast.  There is room for 90 persons, but please book very early as they do fill up (other persons besides IVCA members will be booking them). 

Click here to make reservation!

A list of hotels and B&B’s will be circulated presently, but the number available is not large.  Further information will be sent in due course either by E-mail or the post, and posted on the IVCA web site. 

 

We hope we will be able to welcome you in the best of conditions and that you will have a very agreeable stay in the beautiful Sologne region.

 

Alain Cuvier

President of the Organizing Committee.