Where we went
We travelled a little over 800 miles in total, starting out from MCN’S HQ in Peterborough to Portsmouth, diving off the M3 to travel cross-country via Alton to enjoy some country roads before catching the ferry. After a smooth channel crossing to Caen with Brittany Ferries (www.brittany-ferries.co.uk) we headed to Paris via the A14 (total tolls cost: £15), after a stop- off at the Café Racer Festival in Linas. You now need an Air Quality Certificate sticker before you can ride into central Paris. You can order it online (www.certificatair.gouv.fr), and it costs £3.70.