Tag Archives: Cycling

National Cycle Collection

The National Cycle Collection in Llandrindod Wells is housed in the Automobile Palace, a 1909 car showroom converted into offices and a display area for bikes. The eclectic collection contains examples of the earliest two wheeled hobby horses, penny farthings, … Continue reading

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Col de la Madeleine

It’s July 2010 and nearly 200 riders are moving at speed along a French Alpine road under a burning sun. Their speed is even more surprising considering they’ve already ridden from Morzine, over the Col de la Colombière (catégorie 1), … Continue reading

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My Three Col Challenge

Up to this point I’d only ever successfully ridden one col in a day, an especially sore point after my Avoriaz failure. My husband and I had discussed a wonderful three col route that was viable from the gite and … Continue reading

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The Col de Joux Plane and a Roundabout

Words: The Limping Cyclist Photography: Mr L.C. and the Limping Cyclist Col de Joux Plane from Samoëns  Distance: 11.6km Height Gain: 988m Average Gradient: 8.5% Maximum Gradient: 13.5% 11 appearances in the Tour de France since 1978 My ascent time: … Continue reading

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Col des Saisies

Words: The Limping Cyclist Photography: Mr L.C. and the Limping Cyclist This morning we woke up to the sun climbing up behind Mont Blanc. A gorgeous day that started gently, as we consumed breakfast while watching Le Matin (French morning … Continue reading

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A Sort of Homecoming

Words: The Limping Cyclist Photography: Mr L.C. and the Limping Cyclist I’ve been looking forward to it for months. The return trip was booked not long after we returned from France last September and I was determined to go even … Continue reading

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My Dæmon

My pain, ever present, has become like an entity in its own right, rather like one of Philip Pullman’s dæmons from the His Dark Materials trilogy. A physical manifestation of aspects of the individual’s being that is connected by an … Continue reading

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