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2015 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

Boris Johnson called the 2015 Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling “the greatest mass-participation cycling event in the world” So the idea is: 100 miles ~26,000 cyclists Roads that are closed to motor traffic It’s basically the equivalent of the London … Continue reading

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Trip to the Alps – Day 4, Alpe d’Huez

https://www.strava.com/activities/332959040 Alpe d’Huez is to cycling what Monaco is to Formula 1, or the FA Cup is to football… It’s not the biggest climb, it’s not the steepest climb but over the years it has developed a history through the … Continue reading

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Trip to the Alps – Day 3, La Berard

https://www.strava.com/activities/332959002 Day 3 – the legs are aching a bit – but we’re here to have fun right?!? This was a bit of a trip into the unknown as it was a route new to our guide, Bruce. We drove … Continue reading

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Trip to the Alps – Day 2, Glandon and Croix de Fer

https://www.strava.com/activities/332959072 Was excited to do this ride as it would feature two famous peaks that would both be on the Tour de France route a couple of weeks later. A not too early start, and off we went. Bruce suggested … Continue reading

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Trip to the Alps – Day 1, Col du Sarenne

My cycle club is associated with Velopsport Cycle Tours and last month I went on a somewhat last-minute trip to Alpe d’Huez. Being last minute, we were a small group – myself, Will and Malcolm to be led by super-Soignier/chef … Continue reading

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