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your cycling holidays in the alps

you may occasionally see some of the group riding in an “aussies in france” jersey and wonder what the hell that is about.  last year, christophe took a group of cyclists over to france to ride some of the little hills they have over there.  after a bit of a hiatus this year he is organising it again for august next year.

fabrice, who acted as a guide last time, will be joining the tour again and will be organising a quote over the next couple of weeks.  the distances have been kept below 100km per day to make sure that everyone enjoys themselves without being too exhausted the next day.  total rider numbers will be kept down to 20 so if you are interested contact christophe by e-mail.


Arrivée From To 17/08/2009 km Climbs
Etape 1 Eze Eze 18/08/2009 58.3 Col de la Madone de Gorbio
Etape 2 Eze St Martin de Vésubie 19/08/2009 79.2 Col du Turini
Etape 3 St Martin Vésubie Isola 2000 20/08/2009 58.1 17 km de montée pour Isola 2000
Etape 4 Isola 2000 Barcelonnette 21/08/2009 86.6 Col de la Bonnette – le col le plus haut d’europe
Etape 5 Barcelonnette Embrun 22/08/2009 71.3 Col du lauzet, col de st apolinaire
Etape 6 Embrun Briançon 23/08/2009 73.5 Col de l’Izoard
Etape 7 Briançon Alpe D’Huez 24/08/2009 72.0 Col du Lautaret, Alpe d’Huez
Etape 8 Alpe d’huez Alpe D’Huez 25/08/2009 94.0 Col du Glandon, Col de la Croix de Fer, Alpe D’Huez
Etape 9 Alpe d’huez St Michel de Maurienne 26/08/2009 88.5 Col du Lautaret, Col du Galibier
Etape 10 St Michel de Maurienne Val d’Isère 27/08/2009 89.0 Val d’Isère
Etape 11 Val d’Isère Beaufort 28/08/2009 70.5 Cormet de Roseland
Etape 12 Beaufort Le Grand Bornand 29/08/2009 98.4 Col des Saisies, Cote d’araches, Col de Romme, Col de la Colombière
Etape 13 Le Grand Bornand Annecy 30/08/2009 74.8  
Etape 14 Annecy Genéve 31/08/2009 73.9  
Départ     1/09/2009    
      TOTAL 1088.1  

ride for youth

some of you will know anna who regularly does the sunday hills rides but may not know that she is doing the ride for youth fundraising bike ride.  the ride travels from albany to freo over 5 days, covers 700kms and is raising money for youth focus.

youth focus is a WA non-for-profit community based organisation that works with young people 12-18 years of age who are showing early signs of suicide, depression and self-harm.  so as part of the fundraiser, she is selling wines, by the dozen, from salitage wines.  there 6 different wines available and would make a good christmas present.  prices are below that of the bottle shops and you can find the order form here.