Evesham Observer 20.07.15

“EVESHAM Wheelers president Carol Hall has just returned from France having climbed up Mont Ventoux.

Hall and the group took in some touring on the excursion before tackling the fearsome 1,912m climb, which is nicknamed ‘The Giant of Provence’.

Another Wheelers female member, Fiona Narburgh, has also completed one of France’s toughest climbs and one that features on Saturday’s penultimate stage of the Tour de France – the 1,860m Alpe d’Huez.

The climb was done in 35 degrees Celsius heat before a thunderstorm caught the riders on the way down!

Wheeler Helen Russell is nearing the completion of the One Day Ahead challenge to complete the 3,300km, 2015 Tour de France route one day before the race, despite crashing on Stage Two and suffering a gashed leg which required ten stitches.

Russell battled on to stay in the event and is riding strongly as it nears its completion”