Colossus - Team (2019)

Date: 6th July 2019

Start: Falmouth | Finish: London

Distance: 502.27km (312.10 miles)

Elevation Gain: 6,795m

Are you a business looking to provide a corporate team challenge or a group of friends who want a long distance ride? Team Colossus is a ride just over 500km, 312.10 miles long, a 24 hour challenge finishing at Admiralty House on Whitehall in the early hours. This shared journey offers team members with an iconic start and finish locations, beautiful and demanding landscapes, coastline and cathedral cities. Teams collectively ride the first mile from Pendennis Castle, Falmouth (Grand Depart) and the last mile (Grand Arrivée) together as a team.

Event Information:

  • Event name: Team Colossus (2,3 or 4 Person Team Entries)
  • Date: Saturday 6th - 7th July 2019
  • 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. The ride is just over 500KMs/312.10 miles long and riders are required to complete the route within 24 hours. 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. 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. 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.
  • Age requirement: Age 18-68 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 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.
  • 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 5th July 2019. There will be ONE rider briefing for all Colossus riders on Friday 5th July 2019, in Falmouth at 19.15*
  • Event overview: A ride that is just over 500KM/312.10 miles long, starting at Pendennis Castle, Falmouth the route broadly
  • Lighting Requirement: Appropriate front and rear lighting with backup power for the duration of the ride. Lighting is an absolute 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 log in and pay for their individual entry

Costs: just ride

  • £190.00 per person (2 Person Team) £380 Team Entry
  • £180.00 per person (3 Person Team) £540 Team Entry
  • £170.00 per person (4 Person Team) £680 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
  • No entries will be taken on the day

Cost: fundraise + ride**

  • £100.00 GBP per person Entry fee (2,3,4 Person Team)***

Minimum Fundraise Requirements

  • £400.00 GBP (per person) /£800.00 GBP (per team) (2 Person Team)
  • £400.00 GBP (per person) /£1,200.00 GBP (per team) (3 Person Team)
  • £400.00 GBP (per person) /£1,600.00 GBP (per team) (4 Person Team)
  • 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
  • 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 c180miles
  • 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 your support team/family/friends wish to 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 2 weeks before the event

Route Information:

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