However we're off to a 30th birthday party on Saturday in Gloucestershire and, as Ventoux looms on the horizon, I thought I'd better take the opportunity to cycle down - well it is supposed to be fancy dress!
It looks like about 75 miles, mostly flat, but with a sharp hill just after Gloucester. Should take about 5 hours - I'm not planning to rush. I can pop in to see my brother Alex in Cheltenham, and it should certainly off-set the party food and booze!
It'll be interesting to see how I get on back on the road bike, after riding the tractor-like tourer with panniers.
Anyway, here's the route, done using a new (free) online mapping tool I found, Bikemap.net. Easier to use than MapMyRide and it doesn't have the annoying ads (yet). Plus I love the way you can scroll through to see where the hills are...