An interesting present from an old friend yesterday; a bottle of ‘Tom and the Peloton‘ wine.
It’s an AOC from the Ventoux area of France and is dedicated to Tom Simpson, the cyclist who died near the summit of Mont Ventoux during the 13th stage of the Tour de France in 1967.
I cycled up the mountain myself in 2013 as I travelled ‘Along The Med on a Bike Called Reggie‘. Let’s hope that when I drink the wine it will be as memorable as the long cycle up the bald mountain of southern France…
You can read an extract from the book Along The Med… describing my non-stop ascent of Mont Ventoux in this post of CyclingEurope.org published in 2017.