Colossus - Solo (2019)

Date: 6th July 2019

Start: Falmouth | Finish: London

Distance: 502.27km (312.10 miles)

Elevation Gain: 6,795m

Solo Colossus is a 24 hour individual challenge starting at Pendennis Castle, Falmouth and finishing in London. The ride is just over 500km, 312.10 miles long - a historic route, re-designed for the modern rider.

Event Information:

  • Event name: Solo Colossus
  • Date: Saturday 6th - 7th July 2019
  • Start time: c06.00*
  • Start location: Pendennis Castle, Falmouth
  • Finish location: The Admiralty, London
  • Event Type: Solo Endurance Ride on open roads, including riding through the night following a designated route.The ride is just over 500KMs / 312.10 miles long and riders are required to complete the route within 24 hours.
  • Age requirement: Age 18 on or before 6th July 2019
  • 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 Stops 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.
  • Minimum pre event training requirement: 250 miles in a single ride with hill climbing.
  • Event registration: Falmouth University, Penryn Campus*. Ride information packs will be available for collection on Friday 5th July 2019. There will be ONE rider briefing for all Colossus riders on Friday 5th July 2019, in Falmouth from 19.15*. Riders MUST attend in person.

  • Event overview: A ride that is just over 500KM/312.10 miles long, starting at Pendennis Point, 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/darknessand 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 2 weeks from the event date

    Cost: just ride

    • £200 GBP Entry fee
    • No entries will be taken on the day

    Cost: fundraise + ride**

    • £100 GBP Entry fee***
    • £400 GBP Minimum Fundraise
    • No entries will be taken on the day

    ** Our fundraise+ride option is only available for associated fundraising beneficiaries already set up with us. If you would like to encourage more people to raise funds for your chosen organisation contact us, otherwise you will need to enter via the just ride entry button and raise fund separately. For more information about
    organisations raising money via Ride the Trafalgar Way Sportive see our fundraising beneficiaries page.

    *** For our discounted entry fee you can raise monies for an organisation already associated with us, please enter via our fundraise+ride entry screen. By entering through the fundraise+ride option you commit to pay the entry fee and fundraise the minimum amount per event.

    Note: By selecting fundraise+ride you agree that your contacts details will be passed onto your selected fundraising organisation who will make contact with you direct - this will be mandatory as part of the fundraise+ride entry process.

    What is included:

    • Pre ride briefing on Friday 5th July at Penryn University Campus, Falmouth*
    • Mechanical support
    • Medical support
    • Use of 11 Pit Stops along the route and will be advised in your ride information pack. 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 location of either Exeter, Salisbury or London
    • Electronic tracking to allow friends and family to track your progress
    • 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% Active Network system charge and £1 Active Network Rider Registration charge
    • Bag transfer to Exeter, Salisbury and London only. Please note high value good should not be packed in your transfer bag.

    * exact details will be notified to riders no later than 2 weeks before the event

    What else?

    • GPS files of the route, in various formats, will be available to download the week before the event.
    • Should your family/friends wish to plan to stay in Falmouth the night before consider Penryn University campus or Falmouth Tourist Information here

    Route Information:


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