Monthly Archives: May 2010

First photos of Col d’Izoard 2010

Made my first cycle ride up the Col d’Izoard this year in preperation for the Big Col Tour that we run in June. The pass had only just open and there was still plenty of snow at 2360 metres above … Continue reading

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Mont Ventoux

On Thursday of this week I made the trip from our base in Bourg d’Oisans to Sault at the base of Mont Ventoux. I took the beautiful ride a long the gorge to Bedoin – where I turned right and … Continue reading

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A few photos from the 2010 Challenge du Dauphiné Vercors

I headed off with my friend Radboud – who lives in Grenoble – to ride the long version of the Challenge du Dauphiné Vercors Sportive today. Despite a start time of 8AM the weather was perfect and approximately 700 people … Continue reading

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More Than 21 Bends T-Shirts

We have just had our first batch of More Than 21 Bends T-Shirts in for our first Big Col Tour in June.  If you are in the market for a stylish new Alpe d’Huez t-shirt (for those in the know … Continue reading

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First ride of the year up Col de la Madeleine

With the Col du Glandon now open it is fairly easy to get to the base of the Col de la Madeleine and although it is still technically closed I thought I would see how far up I could get. This is … Continue reading

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Challenge du Dauphiné Vercors

I have just entered the  Challenge du Dauphiné Vercors sportive for May 23rd near Grenoble France. The 158km route with over 3200 metres of climbing will be an optional extra in our Alpe d’Huez to Mount Ventoux week in 2011 (Dates … Continue reading

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Alpe d’Huez and Mont Ventoux

While 5 of our Irish guests staying as part of our Tour d’Oisans holiday today cycled Alpe d’Huez I have been busy planning 2011 holidays. Yes it starts already !. Anyway good news is that we have set our dates and … Continue reading

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