Not cider per se, but too much cider. So with a little bit of occasional abstemiousness you should be OK. Anyway it doesn't sound anything like as bad as Tharg's 'spotty yams'. I do hope he's better now.
Had a few ciders in The Oak with Tharg (Destroyer of Apples) last night and the SE1 cider group was discussed. It may be that I can borrow my Dad's camper and trailer to fetch the fruit when it's ready. It's not a big trailer but it is well over a foot deep so it ought to be big enough. What's a ton of apples going to look like? Anyway, I'll ask him on the weekend and let you know.