I'm going to be in Bedoin next weekend and early next week on a business trip and as luck would have it I've got a conveniently placed hotel bang on le route de mont ventoux, approx 22km from the summit!
Seems rude not to take my bike and I have a few days free, so I'm going to do a bit of riding and obviously attempting Ventoux.
Firstly, anyone else around there fancing joining me? I'm a track sprinter so by nature I'm not going to be setting any endurance records - I'll be going up there at a super slow pace.
The old saying of "Snooze you lose" springs to mind!
I was going to sign up for the Vätternrundan in Sweden. If you don't know, this is the largest recreational bicycle ride in the world with a 300km ride around Lake Vättern with 21000 riders (+ 2000 Swedish Classic riders). It sold out in 2 hours 45 mins.
The moral of this story is, don't agree to look after the kids (school inset day) when there are more important things to be getting on with.....
I'm planning a mammoth cycle quest from London to Sydney in 2011.
My objective is to leave in Sept/Oct 2011 and cycle though west and east Europe in to Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India across to Malayisa/Thailand by boat and down to Singapore to fly to Darwin for the last leg through the middle of Australia and in to Sydney..