Tuesday, 18 June 2013

10in10 The Ghisallo Climb.

Today was the finale addition to our 10in10. A ride around part of Lake Como .....a ferry trip to Bellagio....and a climb up to the cyclists chapel on the signature climb of the Giro de Lombardia.
The temp today was well in excess of 100f and sadly I was the only one of the team who cycled to the top.
The others were picked up by Dave and taken to the top to meet up with me.
In the chapel we left a photo of Joanne Rutherford who sadly died of cancer earlier this year....we had carried the photo from the UK especially to leave in the famous cyclists chapel.
After a visit to the chapel we then visited the cyclists museum next door.
Today was for me a dream come true....to cycle from the UK and then ride this famous climb in the searing Italian heat....with the sweat pouring off me and all over my bike was the ultimate cycle memory....
I will share more of this and the rest of this great adventure when I get back to the UK.



4 comments:

Marsha said...

Congratulations!!!

limom said...

I'll bet it was both surreal and sublime.
Chapeau!

Georgie Ormrod said...

Woo congratulations. Hope you've had a great time and raised loads :-)

J_on_tour said...

Yea, like I said in an earlier comment, you can't expect everyone to conquer Everest, it's the team effort that counts behind the person who raises the flag.