TOOWOOMBA cyclist Peter Muller will trade Ruthven St for the Champs d'Elysee next year when he travels to Paris to ride part of the Tour de France route.
Mr Muller is currently in training and has ridden up to 365 kilometres a week to prepare for the notoriously gruelling ride.
Travelling to France and riding in the shadows of some of the world's top cyclists, will fulfil a long-held dream for Mr Muller.
"I always used to ride a bike as a kid," Mr Muller said.
"But this year, I was watching the Tour de France on TV. I was envious of all the Aussies flapping their flags.
"So I booked a trip.
"There is a window in life to do and it is now."
Mr Muller started training three months ago and started by riding 180 kilometres in one week.
Over time he has built up his endurance levels and peaked at 365 kilometres in just seven days.
"My resting heart rate got down to 47 beats a minute, but I then I got so excited that it shot back up to 67."
Mr Muller works fulltime as a radiographer at the Toowoomba Hospital, but still manages to find an extra 16 hours a week to ride his bike.
"It is almost like a part time job," Mr Muller said.