Club des Cinglés du Mont-Ventoux. Three ascents of Mont Ventoux, one each via Bedoin, Malaucene, and Sault. Average gradients of 7.5%, 7.5%, and 4.7% respectively. Twice past the Tom Simpson memorial, 4,443 metres of climbing over 68 kilometres (compared to 2,612 metres over 39 kilometres on this year’s Etape du Tour). A very long day in the saddle. And lots of pain.
Full report coming soon. A selection of pictures on the Mont Ventoux page (see link right).