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Free Cycle Hire on More Than 21 Bends Ventoux Cycle Tour Summer 2018

11 Mar

Until the end of March we are offering free cycle hire on More Than 21 Bends fully guided Alpe d’Huez and Mont Ventoux Cycle Tours *

Both Tours take in the following Cols and routes.

Alpe d’Huez, Col de Sarenne, Col du GalibierCroix de Fer, Lacets du Montvernier, Ventoux and the stunning Nesque Gorge.

The fully supported itinerary for each tour can be found at the following two links



*Applies to new bookings only on the two tours listed above. Tours must be booked between the dates of 11/03/2018 and 31/03/2018.




Galibier T-shirt on Mont Ventoux

19 Aug

Here’s a great picture of one of our Galibier t-shirts atop Mont Ventoux in Provence.

Checking out Mt Ventoux before we cycle it tomorrow

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Prompt d211 photo competition 2014 Tom Simpson memorial

22 Jun

Alan from Australua sent this photo in of him and his Prompt d211 at the Tom Simpson memorial on Mont Ventoux


Mont Ventoux Jerseys & T-shirts

6 Sep

Following the success of the Alpe d’Huez range, we have added a new Ventoux line to the PROMPT collection. The design is exactly the same as before and maybe purchased as either a jersey or t-shirt.

Ventoux Jersey

Ventoux Jersey

Ventoux T shirt

Ventoux T shirt

On Wednesday, Hattie & I drove to Provence to ride the Ventoux for the first time. Starting from Sault, we rode towards Bedoin via the stunning Gorges de la Nesque . Rather than heading straight to the Ventoux, we turned back towards Sault and rode the 10km ‘Col de Flassan’. From the top, we looped back to Bedoin and began to climb. The Bedoin Forest section is notoriously hard. The Inner Ring puts it best; ” For the unprepared the 10% slopes become a series of leg-presses: 50 reps a minute for the next hour. For those in better condition or just equipped with low gearing it becomes a winch-like effort.”

From Chalet Reynard, the gradient eases and the iconic calcified summit of the Ventoux is visible. The climb is like no other for most part the famous passes of the Tour de France cut through the mountains. However the Ventoux goes right over the top giving you a spectacular view of Provence. Although the Ventoux dominates the landscape and the cyclo-tourism of the region, there are plenty of other fabulous roads in the area if you are planning to stay for a few days.

Hattie and Me at the Summit

Hattie and Me at the Summit

Climbing towards the summit after Chalet Reynard

Climbing towards the summit after Chalet Reynard

If you haven’t climbed the Ventoux, what about the More Than 21 Bends Alpe d’Huez & Mont Ventoux Tour where you will tackle all the ascents of the Oisans followed by a trip to Provence to scale the Mont Ventoux.

D211 on Mont Ventoux

30 May

Some of our bikes were on hire in Ventoux last week as part of Enjoy Oisans More Than 21 Bends Alpe d’Huez and Mont Ventoux week. They caused quite a fuss at the top of Ventoux with quite a lot of questions being asked about the bikes.