Another look back at the warm and sunny months; September saw me take on three back to back trips in France for Saddle Skedaddle.
Checking the weather on arrival and things were looking good!
Week 1: Provence, aka Ventoux a Velo
This week could arguably be called the jewel in the crown of the St Malo to Nice journey. From the summit of Mont Ventoux and traversing the gorges de la Nesque and Verdon, arriving just outside Nice after the spectacular Col de Vence.
Week 2: Mont Ventoux to Alpe d’Huez
A wonderful trip that begins with the giant of Provence and spirals into the alps, taking in several high mountain cols.
Weeks 3 and 4: St Malo to Nice
With no rest days and 14 days of back to back riding, this is a slightly faster paced affair than the 3 week trip. In a contrast to the heat of summer, the first signs of autumn arriving in France were prevalent: leaves on the turn; crisp, bright mornings; and shorter daylight.