1912 metres at the peak, Mistral wind speeds of 200mph have been recorded there, hence the name Ventoux which means “windy” in French. Locally nicknamed “The Bald Mountain”, the bare terrain is a memorable stage in the annual Tour de France cycle race. A website showing daily webcam conditions of the area is called “Cycling on the moon“.
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I had better go now. It is the calm before the storm. From Wednesday to Friday this week I am running 3 cupcake sales and taking umpteen cupcake orders for Cake A Difference, a fundraising week for Bliss, the premature baby charity. If I go a bit quiet this week, this is why!