Hello everybody Just got some x-mas greetings from Sweden. Helen and Boda said, they are planing for the BSA Summer camp near Paris. Good to know; and probably not the only ones who do have to be prepared. Booking free time from work, see if the kids also have holidays and so on. Question: Anything known yet, who is in charge for the Camp, location, time, could there be any problems to get in to Paris with an old bike like ours ???? You know, they use to freak out nowadays about vehicles without filter systems. I heard something like there are no longer motorcycles, old Diesel and oldtimers allowed within Paris city limits...??? Well, i am not very often in France, but get confused by strange regulations, like: MC riders have to have alcohol test equipment on board while riding. OK, somebody who can enlighten me? And, of course the final question. Who will show up next summer? Cheers Dieter
Hope it works out, it would be a shame if a country with as much beautiful scenery as France has, "legislates" and "regulates" its way into a place where no one can enjoy riding their old bikes! Maybe someone who rides old bikes there on a regular basis can give you the straight story!
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Hi Chaps, yes the Summer Camp will be in SE Paris, in Fontainebleau, the dates are 21st to 28 July.
The French club are sorting out the final details in their booking forms, and it will be released shortly to the BSA clubs in each country.
There will be a trip into Paris as part of the activities, however it will be by coach. If you wish to take your own motorcycle into Paris, I do not know the current regulations, I will ask our French friends.
Concerning the Paris ban for older cars and bikes: Vehicles of more than 30 years old are exempt from this rule. www.autoblog.nl/files/2016/06/klassiekers-frankrijk.pdf Nevertheless I would not recommend riding there, unless you have suicidal tendencies, those french ride/drive like idiots, and appear to be all out to kill you.
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