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Tour of the Douro Blog June 2013

Cycling, Wine, Beautiful countryside and raising money for charity. Please sponsor me at www.justgiving.com/philip-amps


    • Tour of the Douro Slide Show

      A photo and music video from the Tour of the Douro Bike Ride
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    • Tour of the Douro The Final Blog

      The Final Day and then we are finished.
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    • Tour of the Douro Day Six

      A long hot day, the peloton gets let loose and we end up at the stunning setting of Quinta Vargellas.
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    • Tour of the Douro Day Five

      Glorious, glorious sunshine, 82 miles and 5 hours of cycling
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    • Tour of the Douro Day Four

      72 miles, 4 hours and 30 minutes into a strong head wind and it was warm!
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    • Tour of the Douro Day Three

      At last we get on the bikes and do 900 metres of climbing!
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    • Tour of the Douro Day Two

      Arrival at Bilbao Airport and it is pouring and blowing a hooley!
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    • Tour of the Douro Day One

      Saturday 8th June: packing, hydrating, watching rugby, watching cricket and occasionally working in the shop!
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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride number 28. 29, 30 and 31

      Tour of the Douro Training Ride number 28, 29, 30 and 31

       

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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 27 19th May

      Marholm 100 Sportive Rather than the route as it was so long, I have the route map for you! http://bit.ly/12EzrBB Time 5 hours 45 Minutes Average Speed 17.5 miles

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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 26 16th May

      Distance 19 Miles Time 58 minutes Average speed 18.7 miles an hour
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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 25 12th May

      Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 25 12th May Route Deene-Bulwick-Harringworth-Wing-Uppingham out to Kibworth Hunt-Back to Rockingham-Benefield. Distance 70 Miles Time 3 hours 50 Minutes Average speed 17 miles per hour
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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 24 10th May

      Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 24 3rd May Repeat of Ride number 23, out to Bulwick, out wing and back. Distance 33 Miles Time 2 hours 5 Minutes.
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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 23 7th May

      Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 23 Route Southwick-Bulwick-Harringworth-Luffenham-Wing-Seaton-Harringworth-Bulwick-Southwick Distance 33 Miles Time 2 Hours
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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 22 5th May

      Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 22 Route Southwick-Deene-Harringworth-Seaton-Wing-Oakham-Barnsdale-Exton-Clipsham-Stamford-Barnack-Southorpe-Wansford-Fotheringhay-Southwick-Tansor Distance 62 Miles Time 3 hours 30 minutes Average speed 18 miles an hour
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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 20 & 21 3rd & 4th May

      Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 20 Route Stoke Doyle-Pilton-Clopton-Thurning-Luddington-Hemington-Polebrook Distance 19.5 Miles Average Speed 19 miles an hour. Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 21 Route Tansor-Fotheringhay-Woodnewton-Southwick-Glapthorn-Tansor-Oundle Distance 10 Miles
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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 19: 27th April

      Route: Lower Benefield-Brigstock-Grafton Underwood-Cranford-Great Addington-Ringstead-Denford-Thrapston-Titchmarsh-Clopton-Thurning-Luddington-Hemington-Polebrook
      Distance: 40 Miles
      Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
       
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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 17 & 18: 25th & 26th April

      Route: Barnwell-Thurning-Clopton-Catworth-Kimbolton-Perry-Buckden and then back after the tasting.
      Distance: 26 miles
      Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
      Average Speed: 18 mph
       
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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 16: 23rd April

      Route: Fotheringhay-Nassington-Wansford-BNIposh breakfast meeting-Kings Cliffe-Bulwick-Deeenethorpe-Benefield
      Distance: 28 miles
       
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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 15: 21st April

      Route: Glapthorn-Corby-Cottingham-Ashley-Medbourne-Neville Holt-Lydington-Harringworth-Bulwick-Kingscliffe-Wansford-Nassington-Warmington-Morborne-Lutton-Polebrook-Oundle
      Distance: 66 Miles
      Time: 4 hours
      Average Speed: 16.7 miles per hour
       
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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 14: 20th April

      Route: Barnwell-Fotheringhay-Woodnewton-Kings Cliffe-Bulwick-Glapthorn-Southwick
      Distance: 24 miles
       
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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 13: 19th April

      Route: Oundle-Southwick-Bulwick-Seaton-Uppingham-Gretton-Rockingham
      Distance: 24 miles
       
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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 12: 15th April

      Route: Rockingham-Gretton-Harringworth-Deene-Deenethorpe-Benefield-Oundle
      Distance: 18.5 miles
      Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
       
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    • Training Ride Number 11: 14th April

      Route: Brigstock-Cranford-Thrapston-Titchmarsh-Clopton-Thurning-Barnwell
      Distance: 35 Miles
      Time: 2 hours 15 mins
       
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    • Training Ride Number 10: 13th April

      Route: Southwick-Bulwick-Laxton-Harringworth-Pilton-Wing-Glaston-Seaton-Harringworth-Deene-Deenethorpe-Upper Benefield
      Distance: 35 Miles
      Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
       
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    • Training Ride Number 9: Wednesday 10th April

      Route: Stoke Doyle-Wadenhoe-Pilton-Clopton-Thurning-Luddington-Lutton-Polebrook
      Distance: 20 miles
      Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
       
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    • Training Ride Number 8: Sunday 7th April

      Route: Southwick-Seaton-Uppingham-Oakham-Empingham-Ketton-Collyweston-Kings Cliffe-Fotheringhay-Oundle
      Distance: 47 Miles
      Time: 3 hours
       
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    • Training Ride Number 7: 3rd April

      Distance: 25 Miles
      Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
      Route: Fotheringhay-Elton-Wansford- Kings Cliffe-Bulwick-Southwick-Glapthorn
       
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    • Training Ride Number 6: Sunday 30th March

      Route: Polebrook-Gidding-Hamerton-Spaldwick-Kimbolton-Raunds-Thrapston-Titchmarsh-Clopton-Thurning-Barnwell-Ashton
      Total Mileage: 51 miles
       
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    • Training Ride Number 5: Friday 29th March

      7am
      Route: Polebrook-Hemington-Luddington-Gidding-Winwick-Old Weston-Clopton-Titchmarsh-Thrapston-Islip-Aldwinkle-Wadenhoe-Stoke Doyle
      Distance: 28 Miles
       
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    • Training Ride Number 4

      Time: One hour 9 minutes
      Route: Oundle-Stoke Doyle-Lilford-Clopton-Thurning-Luddington-Hemington-Polebrook-Oundle
       
       
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    • Session 3 Indoor Trainer 25th March

      Session 3 Indoor Trainer: 25th March
       
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    • Second Training Ride Sunday 24th March 2013

      Second Training Ride Sunday 24th March 2013
      ROUTE
      Oundle-Fotheringhay-Wansford-Kingscliffe-Apethorpe-Woodnewton-Southwick-Oundle
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    • First Training Ride

      First Training Ride Wednesday 20th March 2013
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