I'm heading off to do the triple ascent of Mont Ventoux in just over a week. I feel that I'm in good shape and my previous experiences with long mountain rides suggests that I can do it. The Ventoux is a very different beast though with a massive difference between the start and the top, giving rise to problems of heat (at the bottom) and wind (at the top).
I'm aware that the best approach is Bedoin, Malaucene and then Sault (hardest to easiest routes), and that it's best to start out early so that you can avoid the heat of the day for the last ascent. To that end I will likely take a fair few hydration tablets and make sure I take on plenty of fluid.
I will also take arm warmers for the summit/descent. But I was wondering if there were any other tips people have for
tackling the challenge (and before you get there, no Boris bikes and no Choppers). Where are the best places to get water? Any mistakes to avoid?