Hi there. This is my first post and Iím after some advice with regards training for the Alps. I am now entering my fourth season of riding and as such have planned a trip to Bourg DíOisan at the end of August for probably 4 days cycling. My wife is coming too however she wont be doing any of the bigger climbs. The reason for the post is I would like to get some training tips and guidance around some of the climbs in the area. As I have limited time in BDO I would like to have a stab at the Alpe DíHuez and ideally the Galibier from this side (not via the Telegraph on this trip as I need as direct a start as possible). Iím really looking to try and complete the climbs whilst there so im not fussed about covering huge amounts of miles and would like to conserve energy to summit these. My issue is that I have no alpine cycling experience (and I dont want appear mental trying this climb first!) and I know the Galibier from any side is going to be tough. I am also prepared for the fact that they arenít the same as the UK climbs, i.e. lower percentage but considerably longer. In the UK I have been riding the usual Lakeland passes (Hardnott, Honister, Wrynose etc) as well as the Bealach na Ba which I completed in 45mins after a 40 mile cycle to the base of the climb from Tornapress. I also did all of the UK climbs on a compact which I would intend to opt for in the Alps as opposed to my 39. I would like to know what kind of training I need to do to help success before August and also suggested routes and estimated time to complete these climbs (currently 6.2Ē tall and weighing 77Kg with @ 13% body fat). Right now im trying to get in on average 100 miles per week and itís quite hilly where I live near Glasgow but no really long climbs. Any advice and suggestions greatly appreciated.