I was watching a TV programme about memorable train journeys - this one was through the south of France. During the programme the very first Tour de France in 1903 was mentioned and I thought, "Now there's an idea!". A bit of internet research later and the idea was firmed up. My bike is being left in Mallorca at the end of the 2015 ride and so I'll fly out, pick it up and cycle across Mallorca to the Palma/Barcelona ferry. From Barcelona I'll nip over the Pyrenees and pick up the Tour route, do the circuit of France and then back to our apartment in Mallorca.