Great day on the bike. Left the hotel and turned right after 50 metres. A sign that said ‘Col de Croix de Fer 29km’ and bang a hill. Easy gear and slowly slowly up the hill. The views were spectacular with Paragliders sweeping over my head and talking to us offering encouragement. I kept my heart rate steady and had enough in the tank to finish the last three km in style. A fantastic sweeping decent through Col de Glandon followed and we pulled up by a shady lake before cycling the 10 km back to our hotel at St Jean de Maurienne.