14 Mar 2010 11:22 GMT
Some very local news, or maybe it would be better to call it 'rumour'...
Rumour has it that this summer 'Timtoo' are going to place more transceivers in our area including on our very own Col d'Ornon (possibly on Col du Lautaret too and the La Berarde climb). List of existing timed routes.
This means that with the use of timing chips (available from us or Bourg d'Oisans Tourist Office) you can get an accurate ascent time of our col from the valley. Only problem is that you have to resist a King of the Mountains cake and tea 'pit stop' en-route!
Other rumour is that gradient/distance markers will be installed on some climbs in the area too. Most people like this sort of information when riding, they are certainly very popular and prolific in the Pyrenees.
We'll see how this progresses and if rumour turns into reality. We'll keep you posted.
Valley fact is that the 2010 'Lignarre Valley' hill climb series dates have been confirmed for Friday 16th, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th July (Col d'Ornon, Oulles and Villard Reymond).
Come on down to get on up!