The Bikers Page
A former biker himself until injuries made it unsafe for him to continue riding, Alan is well aware of the problems facing bikers when looking for accommodation. You can be sure of a warm welcome with us and we also provide use of our garage, which is located at the end of our property, and can be securley locked. A key will be supplied to you for the duration of your stay. We can also supply a selection of tools for minor repairs. If there is anything major which needs to be done, there are several repair shops in the surrounding areas.
World Motocross Championships 2009
After a two year absence, World Motocross is returning to Ernee. The international authority of the sport, the organisation of the Grand Prix of France, has given Ernee the honour of hosting the 2009 World Championships. Spectators will also be able to watch a new event, as this is the first time that the Women’s World Championships will be held here. The current holder is the Frenchwoman Livia Lancelot. The Ernee motoclub is looking forward to welcoming all enthusiasts on the 6 and 7 June 2009.
World Motocross Championships 2006
Just like last year, the sun shone on the last event of the Ernée season, the final round of the 2006 World Championships. A crowd of just over 16500 were present to witness the final Grand Prix event in the career of "the king" 33 year old Stefan Everts of Belgium. With his new bike livery and clothing, Everts finished his racing career by notching up his 101st GP win and winning a place in the record books.
To the delight of the crowd, 18 year old French rider Christophe Pourcel claimed his 1st world MX2 title on the same day after a thrilling battle with Antonio Cairoli of Italy. British Champ Carl Nunn kept the flag flying for us expats by coming in fifth overall.
Everts raced for the final time at the Motocross of Nations in England the next weekend and finished undefeated. The event was won for the 17th time by Team USA with Belgium coming 2nd and New Zealand 3rd.
Pictures from the final round in the 2006 World Motocross Championships
Information about biking in France
1. DRIVE ON THE RIGHT!
2. Make sure you have enough fuel, particularly on Sundays, Bank Holidays and late evening. Most garages are closed at these times unless you have a French bank card to 'pay at the pump'.
3. The recognised form of acknowledgement to other drivers in France is to put your foot out rather than a wave of the hand.
4. You can park virtually anywhere free of charge as long as you are not obstructing anything.
Any suggestions you may have for items on this page or requests for information, please e-mail us using the contact form.
Alan and Chris
Tel: 00 33 (0)9 67 00 35 86
Mobile: 00 33 (0)6 06 60 58 56
Site last updated
31 July, 2011