Team Colossus

Date: 15th October 2016

Start: Falmouth | Finish: London

Distance: 497km (309 miles)

Elevation Gain: 5,892m

Team Colossus is a 24 hour, non-stop, team challenge starting at Pendennis Point, Falmouth and finishing in London. The route is just under 312 miles (500km) long, and follows the route of Britannia, Conqueror and Victory combined.

Event Information:


  • Event name: Team Colossus
  • Date: Saturday 15th October 2016
  • Start time: c07.30*
  • Start location: Pendennis Point, Falmouth
  • Finish location: London*
  • Event Type: Team relay, on open roads, following the same designated route as Britannia, Conqueror and Victory. The ride is just under 500KMs long and teams are required to complete the route in under 24 hours. Riders should also expect to ride throughout the night.
  • Event registration: Falmouth*. Ride information packs will be available for collection from 18:00 on Friday 14th October 2016
  • There will be a rider briefing Friday 15th October 2016, in Falmouth from 18.30*
  • Event overview:At just under 500KM long, starting at Pendennis Point, Falmouth the route closely follows the route of 1805.
  • Age requirement: Age 18 on or before 15th October 2016

Costs:


  • No entries will be taken on the day

What is included:


  • Pre ride briefing on Friday 14th October in Falmouth*
  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Use of the 3 feed stations on the routes of Britannia, Conqueror and Victory. The locations of the feed stations will be advised in your race information pack
  • Sweep vehicle for those who can’t complete the route. Riders will be taken to the next rendezvous location
  • Electronic tracking
  • Waterproof mapping in case an unauthorised person removes any of the route signage
  • Finishers medal
  • Post ride breakfast in London

What else?


  • Teams should be aware that there is a requirement to have a team vehicle and it is recommended that at least 3 drivers are insured to drive it.
  • GPS files of the route, in various formats, will be available to download the week before the event.
  • Should your team plan to stay in Falmouth the night before consider visiting here

* exact details will be notified to riders no later than 4 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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