When Alan Oakley, Raleigh's chief designer devised the Raleigh Chopper, I'm willing to bet he wasn't wondering how long it would be before somebody rode one up Mont Ventoux. As he died of cancer in 2012, he will never know. If I am able to do it, I hope he would have approved, both of the feat itself but also the cause, ie raising money for Leuka. Meanwhile, the mountain gods continue to toy with the attempt. The wind is now forecast to be up to 45 kph. An increase of 30 kph in approximately 2 days. It seems I should steel myself for winds in excess of 50 kph unless Alan can have a word with the Almighty.