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Watching the Tour de France in the Alps, July 2006

Are you interested in seeing 3 of the Alpine stages of the Tour de France in 2006 and seeing the likes of Ullrich & Basso battling up the legendary Tour climbs of the Alpe d'Huez and the Colomberie ?

If so please read on :

I have one chalet already booked which is close to the ski resort of La Clusaz and very close to the climbs on the final alpine stage. This chalet (Les Martinets) sleeps 6 people but is already potentially fully booked (3 people of the 6 who expressed interest have already paid their deposit) but as many others have subsequently expressed interest I have found another chalet, Chalet Gingembre, close by which is still available (see . This chalet sleeps 10 people and costs £1200 for the week.

I'm trying to find somebody else who has time to co-ordinate this but I will book this chalet (before it is snapped up by somebody else) if I get sufficient interest from club members backed up by financial commitment. I will need 10 people each paying £50 deposit to me before 1st December in order to secure this accommodation otherwise this opportunity may well be lost. The balance of £70 would be payable in April.

The chalets are 8 hours drive from Calais and can be reached in a day from home. The cheapest way to travel would be to share a car with 1 or 2 others (bikes on the roof rack) and share costs. Current ferry prices are approximately £100 if booked before 31/12 but will double in price after this date.

Let me know if you're interested by sending me your cheque for £50 by the 1st December.

Sean Kerrigan

Results: Club Hill Climb

Dervila O'Brien reports from a rainy, but impressive club hill climb.

A surprisingly good turn considering the weather forcast. Rain but not the gale force winds of previous years!

I decided to ride this year - having moved to Muswell Hill I thought I might stand a chance of bettering my time of 4 years ago. I missed all the excitement and action and didn't do very well.

Stop watches not really required to verify who was fastest to the top - eye witness accounts say that Scarlett whizzed past to retain his hill climb title.

Trevor was 2nd and new club member Gideon debuted with an impressive 3rd and was voted as having done the "best ride of the event" by timekeeper Michael.

Thanks to everyone who came out to ride, help and support.


6 November 2005

1 Scarlett Parker, 2-12-86
2 Trevor Whittock, 2-45-80
3 Gideon Burrows, 2-56-48
4 Ian Bailey, 3-05-82
5 Mark, 3-32-32
6 Armin Hersch, 3-33-64
7 Dave McCarthy, 3-38-67
8 Edward Ward, 3-41-08
9 Les Methven, 3-54-54
10 Patrick Beasant, (J) 4-02-26
11 John Summerhayes, 4-12-26
12 Dervila O’Brien, (L) 4-22-32

Time-keepers – Michael Keen, Sean Kerrigan
Pusher off – Don Keen

Free Fitness Testing

Just heard about this, if anyone's interested. You can participate in a study which is gathering data to help intensive care patients, and for your time (a few hours) you'll get printouts with things like your maximum heartrate, VO2 max, etc - ie what you'd have to pay for at a King Cycle Test.

I think the lab is based near Archway tube; I don't know what time of day they can carry out the tests but it's probably worth enquiring if you'd like the data to help with your training - or just to know how your body is doing generally!

Go to the enquiry/appointment page here.

Results: National Hill Climb 2005

Scarlett Parker reports on his impressive performance at this year's National Hill Climb championships, in the Peak District.

here for the full story.

Next event: Club Hill Climb & November Club Run

Sunday 6th November

The LVCC Club Hill Climb will take place this Sunday , with all members welcome to enter on the day.

Can you beat Scarlett to the top of Mott Street, in Epping Forest?

Start 10am, click here for location.

Or meet LVCC members at Walthamstow Town Hall, at 9.00am sharp, for a warm up cycle to the start.

Event organiser: Dervila O'Brien


The Hill Climb will be followed by the November Club Run.

Don Keen will lead a gentle jaunt around the Lea Valley, possibly returning via Cross Keys for lunch. All welcome.