Colossus - Team (2018)

Price:
£150.00 GBP (2 Person Team)
£140.00 GBP (3 Person Team)
£130.00 GBP (4 Person Team)

Date: 14th July 2018

Start: Falmouth | Finish: London

Distance: 500km (310.686 miles)

Elevation Gain: 6,795mm

Team Colossus is a 24 hour team challenge starting at Pendennis Castle, Falmouth and finishing in London. The ride is 500km, 310.686miles long, and follows the route of Britannia, Conqueror and Victory combined. Teams entries (2,3 or 4 riders) may have all riders on the road for the full route or a team vehicle transferring non riders and equipment between pit sops. Teams collectively ride the first mile (Grand Depart) and the last mile (Grand Arrivée) together as a team.

Event Information: ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN

  • Event name: Team Colossus (2,3 or 4 Person Team Entries)
  • Date: Saturday 14th - 15th July 2018
  • Start time: c06.00*
  • Start location: Pendennis Castle, Falmouth
  • Finish location:The Admiralty, London
  • Event Type: Team endurance ride (2,3 or 4 riders per team) on open roads, including riding through the night following the same designated route as Britannia, Conqueror and Victory. The ride is 500KMs/310.686Miles long and riders are required to complete the route within 24 hours.
  • Age requirement: Age 18-68 on or before 14th July 2018
  • Minimum average speed requirement: 15 - 17.5 mph over the entire distance. This is on the basis of c3h30mins - 6h30mins of stationary time (Pit Stops, mechanicals etc) across the entire route or c15 - 30minutes at each Pit Stop or longer with fewer stops. Serious consideration should be given to a ride strategy and have a plan B due to a mechanical, fatigue, the weather conditions or other factors. Teams must have at least one rider on the route at any one time and may swap riders at the designated rendezvous points at the Pit Stops. The exception to this rule is for the Grand Depart and Grand Arrivée.
  • Recommended minimum pre event training requirement: 50 miles in a single ride with hill climbing per rider.
  • Event registration: Falmouth*. Ride information packs will be available for collection on Friday 13th July 2018. There will be ONE rider briefing for all Colossus riders on Friday 13th July 2018, in Falmouth at 19.15*
  • Event overview: A ride that is 500KM/310Miles long, starting at Pendennis Castle, Falmouth the route broadly follows the route of 1805. Riders will pass through the cities, towns and villages of Truro, Fraddon, Bodmin, Minions, Launceston and Okehampton before passing Dartmoor and descending into the cathedral city of Exeter, Honiton, Axminster - passing along a road renamed The Trafalgar Way in 2005, then onwards to Bridport cycling along the Jurassic Coast, Dorchester and Blandford Forum before passing through the cathedral city of Salisbury, Andover, Overton, Basingstoke, Hartley Wintney, Camberley and Sunningdale before heading into central London via Parliament Square finishing at Admiralty House, Whitehall.
  • Lighting Requirement: Appropriate front and rear lighting with backup power for the duration of the ride. Lighting is an absolute requirement during the hours of dusk/darkness and in poor visibility. Riders without the correct lighting for the ride/weather conditions will not be allowed to ride or will be removed from the event.

* Exact details will be confirmed no later than 3 weeks from the event date

Costs:

  • £150.00 per person (2 Person Team) £300 Team Entry
  • £140.00 per person (3 Person Team) £420 Team Entry
  • £130.00 per person (4 Person Team) £520 Team Entry
  • Teams can enter with one team member setting the team up and either paying for the entire team or inviting individual team members to log in and pay for their individual entry
  • No entries will be taken on the day

What is included:

  • Pre ride briefing on Friday 13th July at Penryn University Campus, Falmouth*
  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Use of all pit stops on the routes of Britannia, Conqueror and Victory. The locations of the pit stops will be advised in the ride information pack and a hot meal will be available at c90 miles and c180 miles
  • Sweep vehicle for those who can’t complete the route. Riders will be taken to the next rendezvous location and reunited with their team unless otherwise supported by own team vehicle
  • Electronic tracking to allow friends and family to track the progress of the team
  • Water proof maps for each section - in case any route signage is missed or removed
  • Finishers medal
  • Souvenir musette
  • Souvenir cycling cap
  • Post ride breakfast in London*
  • VAT & 6.5% Registration system charge

What else?

  • Teams should ensure any Team Vehicle is insured for at least two drivers and be able to transport all team members bikes
  • GPS files of the route, in various formats, will be available to download the week before the event.
  • Should you plan to stay in Falmouth the night before consider Penryn University campus or Falmouth Tourist Information here

* exact details will be notified to riders no later than 3 weeks before the event

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