In the mid '80s I discovered the delights of hard cycling and the beneficial effect it can have on the psyche. I have done a good number of bicycle tours since then, and climbed a fair number of mountains. I'm not a good climber, so you won't see me do one col after another in the Alps or the Pyrenees, but the ones I did are not the easiest, and I'm rather proud of my achievements. They include Mont Ventoux (4 x), Col d'Aubisque and Col de Tourmalet. I have also done Liege-Bastogne-Liege once (in 1991).