It's that time of year again and the Tour De France is well under way.
We are not as fortunate this year as we were last year because the Tour is not coming right past our front door. That said it is not going to be so far away and from what I can see our nearest finishing point is at Lavaur.
That is after the Blaye-les-Mines > Lavaur stage which takes place on Wednesday the 13th July 2011 - and is otherwise known as stage 11.
So about 48 kilometers or an hour away in time, close enough, I would think, to be tempted into taking a look. I was really fancying a mountain stage this year, preferably with them going up, because when we observed last years event between Revel and Castelnaudary, it was downhill and all we really saw was a blur of colour as they sped past at a rate of knots. You live and learn I guess.
But Lavaur is a reasonable compromise because it is a finishing point and it really isn't that far in French terms. Plus I will be able to get the trusty video recorder out this year, and film it instead of just photographing. I sense your excitement at the prospect of seeing even more of my dodgy video editing. But you are just going to have to wait until next Wednesday and in the meantime the attached photograph can wet your appetites.