A Mountain to Climb

When I committed to doing the Paris2Nice Cycle, my main concern was whether I would be able to complete the 700 kilometres in six days. Well, I reckon that if I keep up my training I will be able to do it. Huge thanks has to go out to the riders from previous years, who organise weekly rides to show us newbies how it can be done!

But there is an option to climb Mont Ventoux on the 4th day. Known also as the “Beast of Provence”, the “Giant of Provence”, or quite aptly “The Bald Mountain”, this involves a 21km climb to the summit! This mountain has a real history for cyclists as it has been part of the Tour de France many times.


Will I make it? Who knows but I sure as hell am going to give it a try!


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