Today was a "Fun" Sportive, 24?, support vehicles and semi-closed roads.
Di and I went out and had a fantastic ride in the Baronnies Region (located 20 mins from Chez Passet).
Very well organised, we rode at our own tempo and throughly enjoyed ourselves... lots of Villages were decked out with banners balloons and people were everywhere cheering you on. Di rode with some lady friends (some of which are new to the sport) and they made quite the day of it... I just rode and enjoyed the atmosphere - the Rosé at the end of the ride went down very well.
Sportives are happening almost every weekend in this region so it should be quite the build up for the" Etape du Tour" in July, a great training tool...