Tag Archives: Mont Ventoux

8 minutes 39 seconds.

To a man tied to a chair looking down the barrel of a gun, a lifetime, to an elderly Galapagos tortoise, an insignificant period. For me, probably the most frustrating amount of time that currently exists. I am obsessed by … Continue reading

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Je suis cinglé! I am mad (officially).

5 am on a Monday morning, whilst on holiday, is not an acceptable time to have an alarm clock sounding. Why then was I sat in the chilly early morning light with a coffee at 4.50 am with a feeling akin … Continue reading

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So, this training business …

In July 2014 I stood astride my Ribble Gran Fondo at the sign saying “start” and headed off into the unknown up Le Mont Ventoux. 3 hours and 8 minutes of sheer hell later, after seven stops and a fall … Continue reading

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Les Cinglés.

After a brief conversation today with my Ventoux cycling companion , it appears we’re going to attempt entry into the club called “Les Cinglés” or, “The Nutters.” Entry to said club is very simple, all three ascents in the same … Continue reading

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Le Tour 2013

I love Le Tour, but after eight years of living in France I’d never had the opportunity to watch it live. It passed close to my house twice this year, once heading north towards Mt St Michel for the time … Continue reading

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