My son Jack cycled this section - known as L'Etape du Tour - three weeks ago, when it was open to non-professional riders, in memory of his father, my husband Steve, who died in February some seven years after being diagnosed with mesothelioma.
I'm delighted and very proud to say that Jack finished the official course along with his two teammates David and Gair, and they even cycled a bit further to make up for the fact that the official route was shortened due to the risk of rockfalls on one mountain section.
I'm also relieved to say that they all came home in one piece and recovered quickly.
And I'm absolutely delighted that Jack's efforts have already raised over £1800 for Mesothelioma UK, a charity which supported us through Steve's cancer.
Jack's Just Giving page is still open for donations. You can access by clicking THIS LINK!
Well done Jack and all the others who took part. You are all very wonderful!
And another big thank you to all of you who generously sponsored his ride in Steve's memory.
You are all very wonderful too :)
Now enjoy some photos of the big bike ride !!