Cycling

During the first week of June each year, 8 close friends and I test ourselves over roughly 500 miles in 5 days of stunning but hilly climbs in Europe.  Over the past decade, we have climbed as many of the big Tour of Italy / Spain / France climbs as possible en route.

Meet the www.whiskeyboyscyclingclub.com

The drinking club with a cycling problem !

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We aim to conquer 1 or 2 of the famous Tour de France or Giro d’Italia summits each year, and thus far have successfully triumphed over Ventoux, Alpe d’ Huez, Turini, Faicchio, Taormina, Mt Etna (Sicily), and Aspin and Tourmalet in Spain.

Thus far, with nearly 5 000 Km completed, our route has taken us from London – Paris – Montpellier – Monaco – Genoa – Rome – Naples – Sicily and then Montpellier – Andorra – Barcelona – Pamplona – Oviedo, and most recently, from Milan over the Dolomites to Venice, Italy.

Our June 2020 route planning (Venice, Italy – Innsbruck, Austria) is done….500 Km with 16 000 Metres of climbing in 6 days (most over 2000 m).

  • 500 Mile (800 Km) 5 day cycle the full length of France (Paris to Montpellier) (April 2011)
  • 500 Mile (800 Km) 5 day cycle (Montpellier, France to Genoa, Italy) (May 2012)
  • 500 Mile (800 Km) 5 day cycle (Genoa to Rome, Italy) (May 2013)
  • 500 Mile (800 Km) 5 day cycle (Rome to Naples, Italy) (May 2014)
  • 500 Mile (800 Km) 5 day cycle (Naples to Sicily, Italy) (May 2015)
  • 500 Mile (800 Km) 5 day cycle (Montpellier – Andorra – Barcelona, Spain) (May 2016)
  • 500 Mile (800 Km) 5 day cycle (Barcelona to Pamplona, Spain) (May 2017)
  • 500 Mile (800 Km) 5 day cycle (Pamplona to Oviedo, Spain) (June 2018)
  • 450 Mile (700 Km) 6 day cycle (Milan to Venice, Italy) (June 2019)
  • 300 Mile (500 Km) 6 day cycle (Venice, Italy – Innsbruck, Austria (June 2020) (postponed due to Covid-19)

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