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  • NeilE
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    #74503 |

    To start, here is a little taster for Days 1 & 2 of next years summer road trip

    Day 1

    Departing Clermont Ferrand and heading into the Parc Volcans

    Currently planned at 87miles and 2974m of ascent, but will probably be pulled back to an earlier end at 78miles

    It passes over 4 main cols, the col del la Moreno, col du guery, col de la croix de saint robert and Super Besse, which has been used as a summit finish in the tour

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/0xmndfgs7rmvm79/Day%201%20Map.pdf?dl=0

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/6mg3lk1r5b8gcie/Col_de_Gu%C3%A9ry_Orcival_profile.gif?dl=0

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/14c6jiquarybglz/Col_de_la_Croix_Saint_Robert_Le_Mont_Dore_profile.gif?dl=0

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/pfuyi8z87wepemm/Super_Besse_Besse_en_Chandesse_profile.gif?dl=0

    Heading into the final ascent of super besse

    Final ascent of Super Besse

    Day 2

    Heads over the second part of the parc volcans through to Aurillac

    At 71miles and 2250m of ascent, but will pick up the extra miles if day 1 is shortened

    It passes over the Col de Pas de Peyrol and the col du perthus which were used in the 2016 tour on the route to the summit finish at Lioran

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/h8uhv7bzkhkl5ia/Day%202%20Map.pdf?dl=0

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/txawsh6vc2pxrp6/climbbybike-Pas-de-peyrol.png?dl=0

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/kom8nzgajduj140/Col-du-Perthus_profile.jpg?dl=0

    Final ascent of Pas de Peyrol

    Final ascent of Pas de peyrol

    Pas de Peyrol from the Perthus

    Pas de Peyrol from the Perthus

    More to follow on the subsequent days soon….

    • This topic was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by  NeilE.
    • This topic was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by  NeilE.
    chris
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    #74506 |

    Looking good Neil

    So who is up for next years trip?

    Graeme
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    #74509 |

    Have you got any idea of dates for the trip yet Chris?

    GrahamL
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    #74510 |

    Yeah I’m in please

    chris
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    #74514 |

    Looking at June Guys , numbers will be limited to 20, those that helped out on club events or raced the club events will take priority

    Graeme
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    #74515 |

    I’ll be up for it if it’s June.

    NeilE
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    #74516 |

    Day 3

    Aurillac to Rodez

    Heading out of the parc volcans and into the gorges and valleys, the climbs are shorter but more frequent.

    Planned at 69miles and 1878m of ascent, I had the opportunity to test ride this stage over the summer.

    For anyone in the clubs garmin here it is…

    https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1929573336

    Looking back at the Parc Volcans
    Looking back at the Parc Volcans

    The Town of Marcoles at 16miles in
    The Town of Marcoles at 16miles in

    View Across the hills
    View across the hills

    View across the valleys
    View across  the valleys

    Looking down the vallley at St Projet
    Looking down the vallley at St Projet

    More views down the valleys
    More views down the valleys

    View across the top of the hills
    View across the top of the hills

    Riding into Villecomtal
    Riding into Villecomtal

    Looking back at Muret-e-Chateau
    Looking back at Muret-e-Chateau

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by  NeilE.
    chris
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    #74519 |

    Looks good so far

    Those interested
    Neil
    Me
    Gosia
    Graeme
    Graham 15 spots to go!

    Simon Slater
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    #74520 |

    I fancy it,
    I am thinking of doing the Tour of Cambridgeshire next year which is the 1st weekend in June if that date could be avoided if poss please.

    Hannah Davies
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    #74521 |

    Day 1 87 miles and nearly 3000 metres of climbing!! Sounds great! Yes please!

    Roger Fowkes
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    #74522 |

    Wow weeeee sounds great…please get my name down
    .

    NeilE
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    #74523 |

    Hannah, If we can sort accommodation in the Riom-es-montagnes then it will cut that down to 79 miles, but will add it onto day 2 instead

    NeilE
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    #74524 |

    Day 4

    Departing Rodez and heading Castres, this looks to be a similar terrain to Day 3 winding through valleys and gorges and over ridge lines. It’s a long one at 95 miles with 2400m of ascent, but it is all downhill after the 65 mile mark.

    Day 5

    Another stage I had the oppertunity of test riding this summer, day 5 Heads from Castre across the black mountains and through the Sunflower fields to Foix at the foot of the pyrenees.

    At 87 miles and 1700m of ascent the full details can be seen here on the clubs garmin group
    https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1951873502 , with the difference that I started from Mazamet, just across from Castre.

    Heading into the Black Mountains
    Heading into the Black Mountains

    Looking across the Black Mountains
    Looking across the Black Mountains

    The Commune of Saissac, on the way out of the Black Mountains
    The Commune of Saissac, on the way out of the Black Mountains

    The Flat(ish) farmlnads between the black mountains and the pyrenees
    The Flat(ish) farmlnads between the black mountains and the pyrenees

    More Fields!
    More Fields!

    Foothills of the pyrenees
    Foothills of the pyrenees

    The pyrenees looming in the distance
    The pyrenees looming in the distance

    Final climb of the day before dropping into Foix
    Final climb of the day before dropping into Foix

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    NeilE
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    #74526 |

    Day 6

    Day 6 follows part of our Pyrenees trip from 2014, taking us from Foix to Axat. This is the Garmin file from back then… https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/531552175

    It takes in two major climbs, the col du Chioula (we join this profile at 5km in)

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/4gm9d47pkaf46ex/Col_du_Chioula_Luzenac_profile.gif?dl=0

    and the Col de Pailheres (we join this one at 4Km in)

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/la03yoxsahf80vs/Col_de_Pailh%C3%A8res_Ax_les_Thermes_profile.gif?dl=0

    As we leave Foix we’ll stay on the quieter west side of the river and cross back once out of town at the Pont du Diable (the Devils Bridge)
    Pont du Diable

    Looking back down the Chioula
    Looking back down the Chioula

    Looking back down the Pailheres
    Looking back down the Pailheres

    The descent off the Pailheres
    The descent off the Pailheres

    chris
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    #74528 |

    Looks a tough trip bit hopefully although the mileages are slightly up on this year the climbs are generally not so bad

    Those interested
    Neil
    Me
    Gosia
    Graeme
    Graham
    Hannah
    Simon
    Roger
    12 spots to go!

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