Looking for a prime location from which to watch the Tour de France on its way through Kent on 8th July? Folkestone Racecourse may fit the bill. The venue will be opening its gates to caravaners and campers for the Kent leg of the Tour De France, offering both accomodation and a great spot to view the race as the competitors ride past on Stone Street – directly adjacent to the racecourse.
The Tour de France 2007 Stage One route begins just after 8.30am in London and goes through Greenwich, Woolwich and Dartford, crossing the River Medway at Rochester and continuing via Maidstone, Tonbridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tenterden and Ashford to Stone Street – right past Folkestone Racecourse – before rolling into Canterbury for the finish at about 2.15pm.
Organisers in Britain anticipate that over 3 million people will line the route to enjoy the first leg of the Tour. Affected roads will stay closed for several hours on 8th July, but for those traveling by car, alternative routes will be marked.
Pitches at Folkestone Racecourse are available from Thursday 5th July to Sunday 8th July inclusive, making it an ideal choice for a family weekend away. With spectacular scenery surrounding the racecourse and the Kent coast just five miles away, there is lots to do throughout the whole weekend. The cost for a pitch during the Tour De France weekend is between £18 and £25, with no per-occupant charge.
All pitches come with all with the benefit of catering facilities, with food and drink offered throughout the day by onsite bars and café’s, with restaurant bookings available in the evenings. A toilet block with shower is free to use for all, and nappy changing facilities are situated in the main grandstand.
If you’d like to bring your four legged friends, dogs are very welcome – there is dedicated area for campers with dogs. However, dogs are not permitted with the racecourse enclosure area at any time.