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Steve  Bikes & Buildings, sometimes other stuff, UK Founder: @brutal_architecture

Having been beaten back by the cold on my first attempt at scaling Mount Ventoux from Sault, I am glad to say when the weather warmed up I conquered Le Géant de Provence from the tougher Bédoin side.
This shot was taken near the summit by a kind Frenchman who had cramp and I had stopped to give him an energy gel as he had no food left #montventoux

The Gorges de la Nesque are one of the most scenic, car-free routes I have ever ridden.
Cycling Nirvana #roadslikethese

We're now in Provence, camping in Pernes-Les-Fontaines in the shadow of Mt Ventoux.
Today I headed for Sault, to tackle the longer, scenic ascent of the Giant of Provence.
En route I traversed the spectacular Gorge de la Nesque, an amazing narrow, cycle-friendly alternative to the brutal adjacent D1 road.
Here is Ventoux, summit shrouded in cloud, beckoning me on

This year we're having 3-stage family camping holiday in France.
First stage, Burgundy.
This shot was taken by Eglise St-Martin de Laives, near Sennecey-Le-Grand, which sits at the top of a steep tarmac, then gravel, climb and overlooks the nearby town, our campsite, the Jura mountains in the distance and in the far, far distance, stage right, Mont Blanc #stravaproveit

Last week #manchester

My buddy @jamesvincent challenged me to some sort of outdoor photo challenge so here is my response.
A #throwback shot to last year and @plastiksam climbing Lullington Heath on the final leg of our South Downs Way bikepacking trip.
We covered some good mileage, we had some good weather and we drank a shit load of beer that weekend #fanylion #bikepacking

Our stop-off hotel took some finding #brutal_architecture

Hold Tight!! 😬

Up Close 🔎 #geometry

Get rad on your Clunker (with a Japanese track stem & ladybird bell)! 🇯🇵🐞🤘🏻 #FanyLion

Where The Modern World Began #manchester

The usual busy morning in Leeds city centre #independentleeds

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