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Cent Cols – Day 10

118km, 5:47:17, 3,129m ascent, 4 cols, 100 done !! We didn’t wake to rain but we did to low cloud. It was very nice weather to ride in as it was a little cold and a very slight drizzle as … Continue reading

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Cent Cols – Day 9

99km, 4:59:55, 3,163m ascent, 5 cols, 96 total Ian and Julie had to leave early as the Col D’Aubisque was closed from 8am. We had to drop bags by 6:40am and they were off by 6:50. The rest of us … Continue reading

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Cent Cols – Day 8

136km, 6:37:43, 3,322m ascent, 16 cols, 91 cols total We woke to pouring rain which matched Ian’s comment that they’d never done todays climb in clear weather. My local weather man, Marc had his own forecast and he’s never let … Continue reading

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Cent Cols – Day 7

120km, 5:32:38, 2,602m ascent, 10 cols, 75 cols total Most important things first. It’s the end of the week and the first time since 2011 I’ve contributed to my life to day weekly total hours Eddington number !! This week … Continue reading

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Cent Cols – Day 6

175km, 7:45:13, 3,266m ascent, 11 cols, 65 cols total We left Luscon at 8am in the lovely chilly air. The route went round the foothills of the Pyrenees to Heche and then Bagneres De Bigorre – a road I’ve ridden … Continue reading

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Cent Cols – Rest Day

73km, 2:58:43, 508m ascent, zero cols I enjoyed a wonderful 9 hours sleep before a leisurely breakfast and then a bit of pottering on my bike before heading out with Marc and Steve to collect Mel and ride to Luchon … Continue reading

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Cent Cols – Day 5

127km, 6:06:48, 3,176m ascent, 7 cols, 54 total We woke to the forecast rain and as the light came up whilst waiting for breakfast we could see how low the cloud was. The early starters headed out in heavy rain … Continue reading

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Cent Cols – Day 4

155km, 6:45:48, 2,829m ascent, 12 cols, 47 total so far The day started straight up the first climb of the day – Col du Chioula. We rode with the “Ozzie Coyotes” plus Scott, Rebecca and Peter. It was a great … Continue reading

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Cent Cols – Day 3

216km, 9:14:20, 3,768m ascent, 21 cols, 35 total so far. Breakfast was at 7:15am this morning as this was likely to be the longest day of the whole tour. Charlesy was already up and away leaving in the semi darkness … Continue reading

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Cent Cols – Day 2

199.5km, 8:56:18, 3,751m ascent, 11 cols, 14 done in total The day started heading out on the main road through Andorra. We rode as a group which helped make a rather boring road a bit more interesting. Andorra city again … Continue reading

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