Alpe d’Huez and Strava

We have discovered something new here this year on our cycling tours – Strava. Last year it was not mentioned at all, this year well its talked about nearly as much as Rapha gear, is it to expensive ? and the Lance Armstrong did he or did he not debate.  We tend to join in the debate on these subjects – you will have to come on one of our cycling tours to find out our thoughts on both of these topics. We will however share my thoughts on Strava – Its great and its a bit like Facebook for cyclist !

Obviously Alpe d’Huez is a well travelled Strava segment – we use the Alpe d’Huez Time Trial segment as our guide and last week I did a PB up the 21 bends (despite the best efforts of a very wet storm !) of 52:52. Strava drove me on when I felt like quitting as I raced against my virtual competitors knocking nearly 3 minutes of my previous best time that I set while still in my (late) thirties.

We have set up a Strava cycling club and we would like a few more members so have a look here and join up especially if you have stayed with us in the past or are planning to join us in the future.

Our tours run into October and we have a few odd spaces left for 2012. We are also taking booking for 2013 now with June and July already filling up nicely.

What will you Alpe d’Huez Strava time be ?