I’ve been through emotional turmoil in my life, but the things going through my mind on the final climb of this years Étape up to La Toussuire are not things I’ve commonly encountered before, my brain was in utter meltdown. In truth I don’t know how I found the mental strength to get up that last climb, I think I knew it was the quickest way to get it over and done with, although certainly the most difficult. Continue reading →
So I signed up to do a stage of the Tour de France again, Étape Acte I between again Alberville and La Toussuire in the Alps taking in the Col de la Madeleine and the Col de la Croix de Fer en route. Continue reading →
It’s always a good idea to check the weather before going on a long cycle ride, which is precisely what I did yesterday. Cloudy and 18 degrees Celsius for the next 8 hours seemed like pretty reasonable conditions to get a decent ride in, so I headed off into Kent to find some hills.
It’s mid April which means it’s now twelve weeks until the day I’ll be donning way too much Lycra whilst attempting to beat the broom wagon cycling through 109km of French mountains from Modane to Alpe D’Huez as part of the Tour de France Étape. Continue reading →
I finally managed a 100km road cycle on Saturday, taking in a few laps of Richmond Park along the ride.
I had planned to ride a 100km the previous weekend but the weather forecasters forgot to mention anything about rain, maybe it just arrived on a bastard plane from the land of Pissing It Down Completely Unannounced? Either way I was totally unprepared. Continue reading →