The Road to Ventoux - Part 23

Road to ventoux part 23

Nearly there…..

The Ventoux3 challenge is raising money for the Out of the Blues charity at

This time next week I will be in France and, assuming the weather is OK, aiming for an early night prior to a 6:30 am start a week tomorrow to undertake the Ventoux3 challenge.

I am not sure whether I am looking forward to the break from work and putting all my training into practice, anxious about how awful it will feel especially if the weather is not great, or just plain relieved that a period of intense training is coming to an end. I have completed my last long ride at the weekend. It went well though my fuelling strategy still needs some fine tuning! This week I had a short but intense training session last night, and another tomorrow, which I am managing to complete pretty comfortably. The main pressure between now and when we leave for France in the early hours of Monday morning is making sure I have all the kit I need packed, and that it does not exceed my baggage allowance. It will be touch and go!!

If you have already made a sponsorship donation, very many thanks. I really appreciate everybody’s generosity. If not, please consider donating to the Out of the Blues charity. All money will be used to support important research into mood disorders and the much needed development of young researchers so that the future can be brighter for the millions of people world wide suffering from the devastating impacts of depression and bipolar disorder.

Further information about the challenge, and my blogs about my training, can be found at

Hamish McAllister-Williams