I am making good use of the mountain behind me so far this year.
A CHALLENGE to Martin, Barry, Eric (and anyone else):
Come join me on June 29th for La Grand Bo cyclosportif from Le Grand-Bornand.
Famous for the eponymous cheese, Beaufort is one of the best bases for fabulous climbs in the north French Alps.
The plan was to cycle up Col de la Joux Verte.
I knew the road was still closed, but it’s been so warm we thought with mountain bikes that we’d be OK.
High above Lake Annecy – It’s a magnificent and tough climb – and frankly today I suffered near the top.
I am not yet fit or light enough for the July Tour d’Enfer. But at least the injury seems almost OK.
Col de Pierre Carrée is a big climb and easily the highest pass in my vicinity that is currently clear of snow.
The final day of our mini Swiss Alps cycling trip. We had driven from Gstaad…
This is cycling paradise with signed routes everywhere, perfectly surfaced roads up high, and scenery to die for.
The French Alps are savage and exciting. But the Swiss Alps always seem picture-postcard beautiful.