Team (2017)

*Cost for a team of four riders. Event Closing Date: 8th July 2017

Date: 15th July 2017

Start: Falmouth | Finish: London

Distance: 493.6km (307.10 miles)

Elevation Gain: 6,795mm

Team Colossus is a 24 hour team challenge starting at Pendennis Castle, Falmouth and finishing in London. The route is just under 500km, 307.10miles long, and follows the route of Britannia, Conqueror and Victory combined. Teams may have a solo or two riders on the route at any one time taking it in turns to ride a stage of the route. 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
  • Date: Saturday 15th - 16th July 2017
  • Start time: c06.00*
  • Start location: Pendennis Castle, Falmouth
  • Finish location: London*
  • Event Type: Team endurance ride (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 just under 500KMs long and riders are required to complete the route within 24 hours.
  • Age requirement: Age 18-68 on or before 15th July 2017
  • Minimum average speed requirement: 15 - 17.5 mph over the entire distance. This is on the basis of c3h30mins - 6h30mins of stationary time (Aid Stations, mechanicals etc) across the entire route or c15 - 30minutes at each Aid Station 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 can have either a solo or two riders on the route at any one time and may swap riders at the designated rendezvous points at the Aid Stations. 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 14th July 2017. There will be ONE rider briefing for all Colossus riders on Friday 14th July 2017, in Falmouth at 19.15*
  • Event overview: At just under 500KM 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.

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


  • No entries will be taken on the day

What is included:

  • Pre ride briefing on Friday 14th July in Falmouth*
  • Mechanical support throughout
  • Medical support throughout
  • Use of all feed stations on the routes of Britannia, Conqueror and Victory. The locations of the feed stations 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
  • 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 visiting Visit Falmouth here
  • * exact details will be notified to riders no later than 3 weeks before the event

Route Information: