Tag Archives: 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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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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V is for Le Mont Ventoux.

The Beast of Provence. Sat in the Vauclause, this bald topped behemoth casts a shadow for many a mile around it. Known amongst cyclists for its use in Le Tour de France, Le Ventoux is synonymous with the name Tom … Continue reading

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Support your local cycling business.

I love riding my bike, the discomfort felt during hard rides is well recompensed by the weight loss and feel good factor afterwards but, it must be said, I know nothing about how to look after it. I take it … Continue reading

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She shall be known as Gilbert.

If anyone ever tells me Brittany is flat, I shall make them eat my bike. With no knife and fork. Or napkin. I’ve looked at my training schedule and I reckon I need to be covering 200kms a week for … Continue reading

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