I have mentioned before that I have always wanted to ride up one of the big Tour de France climbs on my bike. It is even on my Exercise Bucket List. Well, I got the chance to ride the legendary climb of Mont Ventoux, not once, but twice during my summer holidays. First, from the Bedion side (the most famous side that the Tour de France uses) and second, from the Malaucene side. What a fantastic climb it is, and let me share a few of my photos, taken by my brother.
My brother also took a small YouTube clip of me riding up Mont Ventoux. Not the best quality clip, but does give you a flavour of the mountain. And I had only had an hour’s sleep the night before in the front seat of my car as all the hotels were full! Not ideal preparation, but good enough. This is the YouTube link.Follow @fitandfortyman