Today's ride: Port de la Bonaigua. Side trip to Pla de Beret had fantastic views of the Val d'Aran. Lovely place smile


Other side of Col de Puymorens & jaunt into Spain. Also passed a solar thermal power plant with huge mirrors. Cool!


Today's ride: 38km climb to highest paved road in Pyrenees. Plus Col de Puymorens. Plus Ax 3 Domaines. Fantastic! grin


Today's ride: Plateau de Beille. It's OK, but not that pretty. Valley road super busy too. Think I've been spoilt? wink


Today's ride: Col de Pailheres... with a few others to a warm up wink Beautiful & it's another one for horse lovers! smile


Hmmmmm... not... sure... think this tyre maybe needs replacing wink #LotsOfMiles wink grin


Today's ride: local loop then up the Col d'Aspin. Because, why not? Mooooooo! grin


Today's ride: Cloudy spin up the valley, but as usual, view from the Col d'Aspin fails to disappoint!


Another Tourmalet day. Up top then a little way down the West side for a 'different' - it's all relative wink - angle.


When you don't feel like going high, a nice spin in the foothills is the go. Super quiet roads and views like this.


Another hideous day up the Tourmalet wink Long way round is so much better when actually eating & drinking enough! grin


I often do quite well on the daily leaderboard. 8th up the Aspin today. Somehow I can't see this lasting though! wink


The infamous flamme rouge that would cause a little chaos later today. Luckily I made it under (& back) unscathed! wink


Coming down the Aspin towards Payolle on TdF day. Few campervans parked there! Not us though - we're down the valley.


6s off a PR on the Aspin today. Think I could have taken those seconds with a sprint if it wasn't so busy up here! wink


Lots of fun at the TdF today, a highlight is meeting Didi The Devil just before the Aspin climb. What a character! grin


Today's ride: Something short & sweet. Saving myself for tomorrow wink


Just back from cycling & served up this pre-lunch snack from my favourite warung kecil. Great recovery dish. Nom! tongue


Unlucky with a couple of punctures today, but I suppose there are worse places to have to fix one. Won't complain smile


Bit of a traffic jam out riding today. Well, traffic of the bovine kind wink Glorious day up the Hourquette & Aspin! smile


Bit hungover so easy spin up the Tourmalet as a cure. Only 46s behind PR. Maybe drinks the eve. before not all bad wink


Spectacular day in the Pyrenees. Col d'Aspin, Arreau, Hourquette d'Ancizan, Sarrat de Gaye. Lazy 2000m of climbing wink


Last day of spring evening ride with my beautiful - if a little slow... ahem! tongue - riding partner. Niiiice! smile grin


Bit of a struggle up the Tourmalet today. What with heat & running out of water after going long way round. Oops! wink


Accidentally plotted a cycling course up the wrong hill & ended up here: Plaine d'Esquiou. Could have been worse! wink


A few locals obviously thought phone I pulled from my back pocket was food. Sorry! Will bring carrots next time! wink


Col de Beyrede (some dirt & gravel on the climb) & Hourquette d'Ancizan. Cos you can't do famous cols ALL the time wink


Toasty today at 34° in the Baronnies! View back to the snowy peaks from near Capvern. Hmmmmmm.... snnnnooooowwwwww wink


Things to do this arvo, so little spin up the Aspin & to Lac de Payolle was all there was time for today. Oh well! wink


I never do coffee stops but beer & pizza is mid-ride break I can get behind wink 122km & Hautacam PR today. Love it! grin


What passes for an easy local loop these days wink Couple of hours smashing round beautiful, empty roads like this! grin


Big week of riding ends with loop to next valley & home over this little climb. Stayed dry despite the clouds. Phew!


Today's ride: foothills then Chiroulet, which is in the valley between the 2 main peaks in 1st pic. Beautiful day smile


First Tourmalet ascent of the year. Last 3km closed to cars, but not bikes! grin As usual, sucks to be a car driver! tongue


Cyclists should know this guy: He spends summer atop Col du Tourmalet but prefers to winter in the valley it seems wink


Busy day, but got out for lovely spring evening's spin in the Baronnies: tiny, quiet roads & plenty of punchy climbs!


Ride from Lac du Salagou into the hills. Wonderful area with huge vistas & beautiful villages - like Lunas seen here.


Post ride snack. Despite it being a bit nippy up Ventoux looks like I got a bit sweaty somewhere on today's route! wink


When in Provence... grin 3° up top + 70kph wind chill equals completely numb fingers on the descent. Fun times! wink grin


Today's ride: bit grey but always something interesting to see. This is on the dam wall at Stausee Kleine Kinzig.


Quiet, smooth, twisty, rolling roads through beautiful nature & charming villages. I love riding the Black Forest! grin


Plenty of scope for CX training on today's ride wink By the beach & through wetland. And yes, those dots are flamingos!


Today's ride: up a lovely little - 1,200m at the top wink - climb. Parc Natural del Montseny. Just North of Barcelona.


Ride from the Med coast up brutal climb (20%+ ramps), past vineyards, a castle & lakes. You know, the usual stuff wink


Today's ride: Same route as last time, reversed. In 3½ hours riding only 34 sec difference - faster! smile #Consistency


More fun in the Costa Blanca hills today. Around 90km with 1800m of vertical. Lovely & warm too. Niiiiice smile grin


Today's ride: Deserted Costa Blanca roads. Surprisingly good riding here & it's almost hot! #TanLines #FullyPro wink


Shots from today's ride. Lovely roads but a bit arid around here. Higher you go, greener it gets though. Oh well! wink


Last ride of Winter today, a bit chilly: hardly drank a thing. Then again was only just over an hour #ThingsToDo wink


Cycling in Serra de Llaberia. After most of winter in the Pyrenees, 3% gradient in warm sunshine felt like a joke! wink