The enclosed was put together by John and Sue after there time following in the mountains.Read more "A short film and photos"
If we thought the early transfers were over, we were wrong. Up at 0445 breakfast and a 0630 departure for Paris for the final lap into town and gilet Jeanine permitting the lap of the Champs Elysee. How do I feel? – a bit emotional, a bit sad but over all euphoric. As a hyper […]Read more "Stage 21 Paris – I’m going up sunshine mountain!"
About 82 miles and 16000 ft of climbing Another tough day but now in the bag Tomorrow this route will be the Etape du Tour, I hope they take care on the descents which are pretty sketchy. Just Paris tomorrow and we are done, all feels a bit emotional.Read more "Stage 20 Albertville to Val Thorend"
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 […]Read more "Stage 19"
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 – […]Read more "Stage 18 Embrun to Valloire"
The big ones are coming. There is in unmistakeable air of apprehension as we begin to move towards the alps. Today is a relatively low climbing day and a bit over 200km but I think we will be able to see the alps by close of play. A very hard day, hot, cross winds and […]Read more "Stage 17 Pont du Gard to Gap"
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.Read more "Stage 16"
Pre match video:Read more "Stage 16 I think – Nime to Nime"
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 […]Read more "Rest Day and Reflections."