What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Watching the pros on the hilly time trial.

What did you think of your group leader?

Vincent was very friendly and helpful. He went out of his way to sort out problems and encourage riders. His supply of snacks seemed endless. 

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Take some lights for your bike as the rides often went through tunnels (the hire bikes were not provided with lights). I believe French laws requires lights on bikes going through tunnels! Work on your fitness before you go. The cycling on this trip is not too hard but the Cols do present a challenge at times.