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A British stag party who were left stranded in Amsterdam when easyJet cancelled their flight were forced to buy bikes to catch the ferry back home.
When the flight was cancelled, the group initially looked at buying Eurostar tickets and renting a car to drive to the station, but decided the best route would be to board a ferry at Calais.
But when they called up to ask about the crossing to Dover they were told foot passengers were not allowed due to safety reasons, so decided to buy bikes instead.
It meant stopping off at two points on the train journey - Brussels and Lille - to buy bicycles at reduced prices from second-hand shops and Facebook marketplace.
Eventually they made it to Dover 12 hours after their flight was cancelled.
A British stag party, pictured, who were left stranded in Amsterdam when easyJet cancelled their flight were forced to buy bikes from locals to catch the ferry back home
Alex Sisan holds his bike after reaching Calais. The team were forced to travel by train and ferry to get home
Route back home: When their flight was cancelled, the group decided to travel by train from Amsterdam to Calais to take a ferry back to the UK. When they found out passengers couldn't travel on foot, they decided to stop off in Brussels and Lille to buy bikes instead
Memories to last a lifetime! Alex Sisan, 29, and his wife-to-be Holly Matthews, 29. The groom-to-be said the weekend was one of the 'best of his life', even though it didn't go to plan
Thirteen members of the group managed to buy a bike in just three hours - at a total cost of more than £1,300.
And, arriving in Calais, the last member of the group convinced a young couple to let him into their car for the crossing.
This meant all 14 arrived safely in Dover - just 12 hours after their flight had been cancelled.
Groom-to-be Alex Sisan, 29, said: 'We had the craziest day, but we just wanted to get home - we ended up spending Euro 1,540 (£1,300) on bikes!
'At the time it didn't feel like fun, but I had two of the best days of my life with 13 best friends and this just topped it off.
'Looking back, the experience was so stressful and like something from a movie or a Top Gear challenge.
The group of 14 lads from Worthing, West Sussex had enjoyed a boozy bender in the Dutch capital and spent two days enjoying the sights and sounds.
They were then booked onto an easyJet flight to return from Schiphol airport two days later, and arrived five hours early to beat the queues. But, after standing in line for security for hours, they were dismayed to find out their flight had been cancelled, and had to get bikes home instead
'But it was so much