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.

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  • 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

Costs:


  • 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:


  • +-  Stage : Falmouth Grand Depart

    All riders (including all members of any team undertaking Colossus) rendezvous at the start at Pendennis Castle, ready for the Grand Depart. Solo riders and Colossus teams roll out of Pendennis Castle together. At this point all Solo riders and one or two Colossus team riders continue to follow the designated cycling route to Rendezvous 1 at Fraddon. Meanwhile the rest of the team ride a lap of Pendents Point and then load their vehicle and follow the designated vehicle route along the A30 to Rendezvous 1 at Fraddon. For the riders undertaking Britannia follow the same route round from Pendennis Castle before continuing onwards to Exeter.

  • +-  Stage 1: Falmouth to Fraddon

    24.2 miles
    +1,971 ft,
    -1,745 ft,
    *The elevation image is not drawn to scale and is for illustrative purposes only

    Elevation:

    Stage 1: Falmouth to Fraddon (Elevation Map)
  • +-  Stage 2: Fraddon to Upton Cross

    30.8 mi, +2537 ft, -2356 ft, *The elevation image is not drawn to scale and is for illustrative purposes only

    Elevation:

    Stage 2: Fraddon to Upton Cross (Elevation Map)
  • +-  Stage 3: Upton Cross to Lewdown

    18.0 mi, +1646 ft, -1580 ft, *The elevation image is not drawn to scale and is for illustrative purposes only

    Elevation:

    Stage 3: Upton Cross to Lewdown (Elevation Map)
  • +-  Stage 4: Lewdown to Whiddon Down

    18.2 mi, +1421 ft, -1242 ft, *The elevation image is not drawn to scale and is for illustrative purposes only

    Elevation:

    Stage 4: Lewdown to Whiddon Down (Elevation Map)
  • +-  Stage 5: Whiddon Down to Exeter

    16.8 mi, +1164 ft, -1760 ft, *The elevation image is not drawn to scale and is for illustrative purposes only

    Elevation:

    Stage 5: Whiddon Down to Exeter (Elevation Map)
  • +-  Stage 6: Exeter to Stockland

    24.1 mi, +1618 ft, -1533 ft, *The elevation image is not drawn to scale and is for illustrative purposes only

    Elevation:

    Stage 6: Exeter to Stockland (Elevation Map)
  • +-  Stage 7: Stockland to Abbotsbury

    30.3 mi, +2174 ft, -2319 ft, *The elevation image is not drawn to scale and is for illustrative purposes only

    Elevation:

    Stage 7: Stockland to Abbotsbury (Elevation Map)
  • +-  Stage 8: Abbotsbury to Blandford Forum

    27.3 mi, +2086 ft, -2088 ft, *The elevation image is not drawn to scale and is for illustrative purposes only

    Elevation:

    Stage 8: Abbotsbury to Blandford Forum (Elevation Map)
  • +-  Stage 9: Blandford Forum to Salisbury

    31.4 mi, +1629 ft, -1629 ft, *The elevation image is not drawn to scale and is for illustrative purposes only

    Elevation:

    Stage 9: Blandford Forum to Salisbury (Elevation Map)
  • +-  Stage 10: Salisbury to Overton

    34.9 mi, +1623 ft, -1495 ft, *The elevation image is not drawn to scale and is for illustrative purposes only

    Elevation:

    Stage 10: Salisbury to Overton (Elevation Map)
  • +-  Stage 11: Overton to Bagshot

    28.2 mi, +1081 ft, -1158 ft *The elevation image is not drawn to scale and is for illustrative purposes only

    Elevation:

    Stage 11: Overton to Bagshot (Elevation Map)
  • +-  Stage 12: Bagshot to the Admiralty

    28.8 mi, +726 ft, -878 ft, *The elevation image is not drawn to scale and is for illustrative purposes only

    Elevation:

    Stage 12: Bagshot to the Admiralty (Elevation Map)
  • +-  Stage : Grand Arrivee to Admiralty

    Colossus Team members not riding the last stage into London, drive into central London, park up near the Admiralty and then ride out a short distance to meet with the rest of your team at the Grand Arrivee location, at Wellington Arch. All team members then ride together the short distance from Wellington Arch to the Admiralty. For riders undertaking Victory will follow the same route through the centre of London to the Admiralty

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