Montpellier! A day off and a night out with the Missus. Maybe the best meal I have ever had in a restaurant here and the black run of cycle touring, the Pyrenees, complete!


I have lost count of the number of Cols (mountain passes) bagged, and I missed the very last few due to time, but it is done. A swim in the Atlantic, crossed the Pyrenees and a swim in the Mediterranean. Without a doubt the most physically demanding accomplishment I have ever and may ever achieve. A thought that kept me going through many really tough moments – if I can do this I can do anything! The biggest Col of them all, Tourmalet, reaches an altitude of 2115 meters. The top of the ski lift and the most spectacular view from the top. I am so proud of my bike!


The finish line is in sight. Within the next 2 weeks I should reach my final destination in Italy, and hopefully there will be a refreshing Negroni (a very potent cocktail) waiting for me at my favourite bar! All I need to do is survive the heat this time of year along the coast!


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1 Response to 4037km’s

  1. Elena says:

    Hola Stuart,
    How are you? and where? I guess in Italy now. We are so proud of you! Tourmalet…that is for professionals.. Beautiful pics as well.
    Please, keep us updated with your route. We have to be ready for your wellcome party.
    Big hug

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