Another extremely slow start to the day caused by the culmination of a long day previously and Thunder/Lightening and Torrential Rain. The Team eventaully set off at 10am after the Storm had passed only to get 5mins up the road to see the worst rain of the trip, likened to the sort of weather that caused Noah to build his Ark. The day was made up of 2350 feet of climbing and 59 miles, so once the hard graft was put in and a midway coffee and snacks were enjoyed the team resumed and enjoyed some of the Downhills that will be coming in the coming days in the Alps. A nice early finish gave the Team an opportunity to do some much needed bike cleaning and maintenance, followed by some washing and a beer to celebrate reaching the bottom of the Alps. The fun really starts now and for anyone that thinks we are nearly there, the next 2 days are going to be absolute hell on earth. The thing the team are keen for people to know is the fact that we are lucky, we are all fit and well and doing this challenge for the benefit of people that are less fortunate than us, so if we have to go through the pain barrier and do whatever it takes to allow us to finish what we started. This is when we really need you to get behind us, and show us your support as this is going to be the toughest part of the trip. Keep the faith, as we are and we are not going to let you down!
The highs and lows of the day are as follows:
Highs: Reaching Grenoble at the foot of the Alps/A nice short day/No mechaicals/Our own beds
Lows: Biblical Rain/Aches and pains and sore knees/Drying off kit to be soaked again 5mins later/check in at the hotel taking so long