Stage 19

Another hot day and now starting to feel the fatigue. Fir us about 80 miles with 12600ft of climbing, after yesterday it felt like more. Was good to John and Sue on the road, JB as vocal as ever, gave everyone a lift. Spectacular views from the Col d’isere, down over Fornet and Val, quite […]

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Stage 18 Embrun to Valloire

For us, the day started early again, 5 am alarm, 615 transfer- oh joy!! This was a long hard day, almost 130 miles and nearly 17000 ft of climbing, including the Isoard and the Gallibier. Mostly roasting hot, but the final descent, 24km into Valloire reminds you how quickly things change in the mountains – […]

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Stage 16

About 120 miles and 5500ft of climbing – almost felt like recovery ride. Group riding at its best, tight and really pushing on averaging almost 28k per hour which given the very slow parts through Nimes and around the Pont du Gard is pretty good. Scenery fabulous and the bridge did not disappoint.

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Rest Day and Reflections.

Yesterday was a long day, we left the hotel at 0615 and finally arrived on the outskirts of Carcauson at a little after midnight! Some of our party were a good deal later than that. Today is a rest day and I feel the need, we travel this morning to Nimes, me in the motor […]

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