Just a brief note to say I am going to South of France today to begin a bicycle tour. I dont expect to much it terms of cycling great distances because I am not particularly fit. I will fly Easyjet to Nice then the idea is to cycle back to the UK, taking the odd train ride along the way. I have approx 3 weeks to accomplish this trip. I hope to get to one or two of the big Tour de France climbs, particularly Mont Ventoux, Alp D-Huez and Col Galibiere. Will see.