Guest post from Andrew Roberts:
The lure of a bit of Alpine mountain climbing is almost too much for any cyclist to resist, even for an unnatural climber like myself. So, in early June, Andy Kell, Neil Stevenson, our friend and fellow O2E’r Paul Applequist from Scotland and I, flew out to a wonderful chalet in Bourg St Maurice. Unlike our fellow BRC Alpine adventurers we didn’t have a fixed plan of routes but there were no shortage.
Friday we headed southeast from the chalet and enjoyed a 66km route that took in the small ski village of Sainte Foye. After a quick descent we then climbed 17km (6% av) up to the larger ski resort of La Rosiere at 1850m. Sadly no restaurants were able to help us refuel so we descended the 23km back down to Bourg for lunch. After lunch we headed back to the chalet for coffee, cake and a chill before dinner.