I'm Chris Scott, a Flame Artist in London but I like to travel the world in my blue screen suit. Hailing from the small island of Jersey, I like seafood and new potatoes. Cycling is fun, but I do it for the challenge and the cause, rather than how I look in Lycra. (Which ain't bad actually.) I'm an Aries, which apparently means I'm stubborn. That helps a lot when tackling these Cols!
Addiction to spin classes have been my main training, short, but you work as hard as you can. I cut out the vindaloos and cheese. Ok not the cheese.
Also, I managed to do some training in the mountains in Majorca this year, that was hot! It's one of the best places for cyclists to train in the world.
Good question. I just felt a pull to do it again, to tackle those mountains and raise some money for a cause that has, in some way or another, affected all of us. It's a case of, "Why wouldn't I do it again?"
My approach has been the same really, although I do want to smash certain climbs this year! Lookout Galibier! That scared me last year and I did it alone, very lonely, but breathtaking scenery. Look out for more marmots, I only saw one last year. I'm also bringing more food to share with buddies, cherish every moment and play reggae in the mountains.
I want to capture short snippets of life on the tour. We try to have as much fun as the pain we endure. Otherwise, expect to see me sweating profusely and possibly weeping. These climbs get pretty emotional! You have to push your body so hard that you enter into emotional states not normally reached in everyday life.
Hair! Well more the legs! Chopper trimmed me up last year and he's not with me this time! I'm going to have to plough in with the Mach 3 tonight. But seriously; it would be truly amazing to reach my target of donations! So please, if you enjoy following the tour then do the right thing and spare us a couple of quid/dollars/euros we take all currency actually!
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