Author: DaveB

Coxy 1 hour Alpe d Huez

Time Trial – Alpe d’Huez

This year’s blog is supposed to be finished, right? We’re going home today… But we don’t have to leave camp till 11 am… Everyone packed their bikes back in the boxes yesterday… except one… Coxy’s only gone back up there hasn’t he… a personal time trial back up to the summit of Alpe d’Huez! He […]

Spenna wins on the Alpe d'Huez

Donkey Derby Day – Alpe d’Huez!

It’s that time again, our traditional Donkey Derby on the last day. Basically Coxy sets off last and it’s then a case of how much time he gives the other lads. The debate on this went on throughout last night’s session in the Cafe du Paris and continued back at the cabins and it’s still […]

Ade and Spenna Col de Sarenne

Col de Serenne & Alpe d’Huez

The original plan today was to tackle the Col de la Madeleine but the start of that climb is over and down the Glandon, the one we’ve already done as part of the Marmotte. So we were going to take both vans over and the car but nobody fancies a one and half hour drive […]

Lots to look at on the Balcony

The Col du Sabot and the Balcony

It’s another recovery day! And we all know what that means… We’re back on the road to the Col du Glandon but this time we turn right after the lake and up to Vaujany, summit the Col du Sabot then back down towards the digs but turning up the Col de Poutran to Villard Reculas. […]

The lads summit Col du Galibier

La Marmotte

This is it the big one… four Cols in one day… pretty epic… can we do it?! It’s a very early start at 6 am, mainly to give us a chance to get a good way round in this heat so we head out to the start of the Col du Glandon and make reasonable […]

Coxy - Col La Berard

Col La Berard

The journey here and yesterday’s slog in the heat has left everyone a bit drained so we’re having a recovery day (and also to rest everyone for the big one tomorrow…) Of course Coxy’s idea of a recovery day is slightly different to everyone else’s! We head out on the road to Briancon, the way […]

We have to go through that

Villard de Notre Dame

Just a quick catch up from yesterday… if you recall Coxy took the lads on a route I couldn’t follow… After the great descent the lads swung a right up the climb to Villard de Notre Dame and then it’s back down to the digs… Except there’s no road over the top so they have […]

Summit Col de la Morte

Col de la Morte and Col d’Ornon

Up at a reasonable time this morning so the lads can assemble their bikes and get ready for the off at 10:30. It’s actually quite cool early on as the sun takes time to get above the massive mountains surrounding our campsite on all sides but we know this is not going to last… We […]

Bourg d-Oisans

Back to Bourg d’Oisans!

In just a little over a week, on June 22nd, we return to Bourg d’Oisans, one of our all time favourite locations! We were here back in 2012 and passed through again in 2013 so we’re pretty familar with the area (and the Cafe de Paris in particular!) and we can’t wait to get back. […]

Out on the climb to Bocca di Vezzu

Corsica 2018 Gallery

I’ve now added the gallery for this years tour. You can view it below. It can also be seen from the Corsica 2018 page and the Gallery page. Gallery Click on the image below to open the Gallery.