Cycling in Tenerife and the Mount Teide climb

We flew to the Spanish island of Tenerife to go riding on Mount Teide. It may be the preferred training destination of many Tour de France contenders - but the island has plenty to offer amateur folk too

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(Image credit: George Marshall)

Circling to land at the airport, photographer Andy Jones nudged me to look out the window, "look there's Teide".

"Where?" I had to ask him, all I could see were clouds. He pointed out that I was looking too low down, looking higher I spotted the cone of the volcano rising up above the cloud line. My first impression - that is a very long way up.

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