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Exquisite French Climbs Part 2

Exquisite beauty and exquisite pain entwine like lovers on the D974 from Bedoin to the summit of Mont Ventoux. The road climbs approximately 1550 metres over 21 kms giving an average gradient of around 7.5%….but these are just figures….the mountain … Continue reading

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Tour de France Diary, Stage 12.

With the stage shortened due to forecast high winds at the summit, the drama which unfolded on the slopes of Mont Ventoux yesterday is best watched: Froome forced to run . There had already been a spill on the descent of the … Continue reading

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Following the Tour (From the Drive).

Due to a clerical oversight which has blocked the participation of Team Sudocreme4SagaSprinters from the upcoming Tour de France, The Wattmeister has been forced to make alternative arrangements for the next three weeks. The trusty Wattvan has been coaxed back … Continue reading

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Great Rides of 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, here is a  look back over some of The Wattmeister’s memorable cycling experiences of the past year 1)January 3rd 2015….The Poor Student 205 kms Audax Otherwise known as Frozen to the Core https://www.strava.com/activities/236296550 2) … Continue reading

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Mont Ventoux…a pilgrimage in 2014

Mont Ventoux became part of sporting folklore in 1967 when Tommy Simpson collapsed and died near the summit on stage 13 of the Tour de France. The Wattmeister grew up with this fact, which cast its shadow over British cycling … Continue reading

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Mont Ventoux…a recipe

In May 2014 The Gray Goliath became the first member of Muswell Hill Peloton to record a timed ascent from the village of Bedoin to the summit of Mont Ventoux on Strava. The climb is 21 kms with an average … Continue reading

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