OK folks, this might be a rambling stream of consciousness post... Normally my summer revolves around working at the Glastonbury festival and it sort of squats there like a freshly calved ice shelf off Antarctica... However it is a fallow year in 2018, so I will have a spare couple of weeks of leave to play with.... So I'm planning on doing some touring in France... As I'm a glutton for punishment my plan is to get myself to Luzenac station and climb Ax 3 Domaines, cycle and train to Sault with a diversion via Montsegur and then climb Ventoux, then train and bike to somewhere near Grenoble I guess and then up Alpe d'Huez... I'll be on a heavily modified Brompton (11-speed, anything that can be carbon or titanium will be). Planning on camping, but the climbs will be luggage free barring gels, drinks and a puncture fixing toolkit. Assuming out and back travel take a day each I will have nine days to play with. Given my commute is getting a chunk longer soon, so I should be decently fit, is this likely to kill me given I'll be 52 when it happens.