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Published Feb 2003

Group scooter tour 20 km - February 8th 2003 Switzerland
Sauverny Observatory

Group-scoot Saturday Feb.8th 2003 at 1800 hours:
Weather forecast: No wind. Snow showers, Black ice patches, -1° C.

Departure point: Sauverny Observatory car park, near to where Geneva/Vaud/France frontiers intersect (see map). Departure at: 1800 hours CET latest.
Briefing at: 1755 hours CET.
Reservation: Required (NOTE - this is a new requirement).
Distance: 20 kms.

Average speed: 15 kph average.
Catch-up loop: At half-way point.
Lighting conditions: Twilight-to-dark.
Insurance: Bicycle-plates mandatory (can be bought at start for CHF10.00 / EUR6.00).
Safety: Helmets, lights mandatory.
Medical: None. Nearest doctor 5 kms.
Mobile-phone reception: OK
Surface: Asphalted forest roads, no snow. Minimum 20 cms diam. wheels recommended.
Traffic: None. 100 % car-free zone. Nature reserve.
Hazards: Boar, deer, wheeled mushers. Altitude variation: ±50 mtrs.

Changing-rooms: None but car park is on edge of thick forest. There is a stream for washing (soap not allowed).
Food + drink: Black bread, goat cheese, arissa, onions, apples, red wine, water available from organisers. Pick-up for participants without cars: Versoix train station dep. 1730 hours latest. Participation fee: CHF3.00 / EUR2.00. Raffle: Yes.

From Geneva: Take the old straight Roman road from Versoix to Sauverny/Gex. After the rifle range on the left, Sauverny Observatory is clearly marked on the right. If you exit the forest or arrive in France you have gone too far. From Lausanne: Exit Lausanne-Geneva autoroute direction "Divonne", turn left at 1st roundabout direction Chavannes-des-Bois, follow "Genève" until you hit old straight Roman road from Sauverny frontier-post to Versoix. After 2 kms see Observatory sign on left. If you see the Rifle Range, you've gone too far.

Contact: Swiss Footbike Club West at this site or at +41-22-9000000.
The last run was a lot of fun, with about half the members being present. A bottle of Bergerac was raffled and won by Mariette.

All the best and look forward to seeing you, Mike

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