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10 Jul 14 22:45
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Apologies for the cap in hand nature of this fred

I'm doing this on Sunday 20th July, raising money for Brain Tumour Research. If anyone wants to sponsor me it's all donations gratefully accepted and for a good cause.
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Report CJ70 July 11, 2014 1:14 AM BST
Good luck and rather jealous.
Report geoff m July 11, 2014 9:12 AM BST
Good luck marychain.
Ive ridden both the Tourmalet(in reverse) and Hautacam from the valley floor @ Argeles Gazost.
Cracking descent off the Tourmalet.
Enjoy in a peverse kind of way.
Report marychain1 July 11, 2014 3:23 PM BST
Thanks guys Grin Happy
Report marychain1 July 26, 2014 7:54 AM BST
Wow that was hard. Completed it in 8hrs 14. Found the descent of the Tourmalet in the cold and rain especially troubling, and the Hautacam was just plain tough.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan July 27, 2014 12:29 AM BST
13,000 cyclist in the pissing rain was no fun (on the previous Thursday it was 37 degrees)
Report marychain1 July 29, 2014 1:01 PM BST
Yeah, Thursday and Friday were boiling (it touched 42 in Limoges on the Thursday). Saturday was sultry. Sunday was carnage. The village at the bottom of the Tourmalet descent was like a scene from a war film with refugees everywhere.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan July 14, 2017 10:02 PM BST
ROLL ON 2017

The Etape du Tour 2017 from the mountain town of Briançon (World heritage site) to Izoard.

ANYONE doing the 27th edition this SUNday in the Alps ???
(the very same route Tour de France pros will ride on Thursday July 20th, 2017 in Stage 18).

Distance: 181km, Elevation: 4000mt Temp: 27°culminating in two 20km long climbs to over 2,000mt (firstly Col de Vars at 2,109mt, level 1) and a historic finish for a Tour stage - the climax arrives after 160km with an average gradient of 9% at 2,360mt - the Col d'Izoard.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan July 20, 2017 4:56 PM BST
Report• Quote • Block User Catch Me ifyoucan • July 20, 2017 4:52 PM BST
Well done to BARGUIL on the 2,360mt  Col d'Izoard
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