Posts Tagged ‘Col du Tourmalet’

l’Etape du Tour 2010

Posted on August 12th, 2010 by Tim Bell

An account of l’Etape du Tour 2010, centenary of the inclusion of mountains in Le Tour de France, going over the Marie-Blanque, Soulor and Col du Tourmalet; the most-climbed mountain in Tour history.

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Going the Distance

Posted on May 5th, 2010 by Tim Bell

A cycling training weekend in London when I clocked my longest distance to date around Richmond and Regent’s Parks, together with my Garmin Edge 705 stats and some pictures of Fallow Deer.

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Starting Training for the Etape du Tour

Posted on March 3rd, 2010 by Tim Bell

Initial realisation of work required to ride the Etape du Tour 2010, and subsequent planning / execution of training schedule including first rides around Richmond Park in London, England.

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Cycling in The Chilterns

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Centurion

Forgive the slightly camp / Pythonesque title of this blog ...

Going the Distance

Another weekend, another opportunity to inch towards the workload required ...

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Rider

After missing a weekend of training because of the ash ...

Cycling Training in Richmond Park

Time to give the knee another test. It's been frustrating ...

Cycling Training in Essex

After the glamour and glory of Nice, it was back ...

Cycling Training in Nice

Cycling Training in Nice, Col de Vence

Sunday morning, the sun is shining and five newly-hardened cyclists ...

Cycling Training in Nice, Col de la Madone

I spent some time before our group arrived in Nice ...

Cycling Training in Nice, Getting There

When a member of my 5-a-side team suggested a few ...

Garmin Edge 705

Buying a Bike Computer; The Garmin Edge 705

As soon as I had decided to cycle up a ...

Getting Started

Bike Fit Analysis – Fixing the Ideal Ride Position

Knowing that knee problems could put paid to my Etape ...

Anterior Knee Problems from Cycling

Working in the world of the web, I often need ...

The Joys, and Dangers, of Turbo Training

The spirit was willing but the weather was woeful. If ...

Starting Training for the Etape du Tour

There's a sinking feeling you get on realising you have ...

The Slippery Slope of Cycling Accessorising

Every man, at some point in his life, will make ...

Buying my First Road Bike

Having been a commuter cyclist for years, I had always ...

The Road to Tourmalet

The Lost Weekend – Eyjafjallajoekull Strikes

I was looking forward to consolidating a good weekend of ...

Entering the Etape du Tour 2010

The Etape du Tour is a stage of the ...

Tour de France

The Romance of the Tour de France

Growing up my sister and I were the musicians and ...