Tag Archives: Vaucluse

Battered by le vent du Ventoux

I climbed Le Mont Ventoux again the other week. I think that is now the sixth time I´ve done it, so its perhaps nothing to write home about. I was again doing it with absolutely zero training, had only ridden … Continue reading

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Vaison la Romaine

A rummage through my photos reminded me I hadn’t written about this wonderful little town in the Vaucluse that I came across last year. The memorial to the fallen, as seen in almost all communes in France denotes the start … 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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Bedoin and its market.

This picturesque little town in the Vaucluse may be famous for being one of the three starting points for the ascent of Le Mont Ventoux, hallowed turf for cyclists, but there is more to the place than just a big … Continue reading

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