PEAKY CLIMBERS TRAINING CAMP
The Alps – Day 1
Peaky Climbers Team Training Camp, The Alps, France
13th July 2017
Started in fine fashion. The boys were down for breakfast at 8am sharp, eggs all round, croissants and French stick…then the mornings itinerary was agreed:
- Go for our morning ablutions
- Get the bike boxes down
- Re build the bikes
- Go for a second morning ablutions
- Go for a ride
All the boys excitedly unpacked their bikes. Some more prepared than others and 20 minutes later…we were still rebuilding! All was progressing well until Macca slotted his rear wheel in, but it didn’t spin properly. On closer inspection it was apparent that his rear brake disc had bent in transit…damn!!!
11am and we were off. A good 10km warm up ahead of what was hoped to be a sensational climb up the Col de Madeleine. It’s such a tough climb it’s categorised as HC…it’s 20km long with an average gradient of 8%.
The weather was scorching hot. 30 degress, no wind…it was relentless and stayed all day. Drinks bottles were being regularly refilled all throughout the day and heads being cooled off under water taps in the villages.
An incredible day and one that will live long in the memory. The training plans are working, tomorrow is the biggest challenge yet, bring it on.
TOMORROW – DAY 2
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