“ Riding a CCC gave me time to reflect on a lot of things in my life….Was it worth doing ? You bet it was !, and I would do it again in a heart beat !! Thank you Phil. I look at things [cycling ] a little differently now and I think so will some of the other guys!! Your events really prove that we are capable of doing a lot more than we think we can!!! I will be back.” (CCC rider, Cevennes 2015).
If you are thinking of registering for a Cent Cols Challenge, please take time to read through all the information on this site. These events have been called “life-changing” by many, a description that has not been chosen randomly!
Events for 2016 are NOW ON SALE:
>>CCC Classics, Belgium : 22 – 29 May (riding days) a new ‘CCC Concept’ event, proving that flat roads can be just as tough as the ones that go up. (see below for details)
>> CCC Southern Alps : 4 – 14 June (riding days) Total Ascent = 40,600 metres
>> CCC Northern Alps (New for 2016) : 24 July to 3 August (riding days) Total Ascent = 51,600 metres
>> CCC Dolomiti : 29 August to 8 September (riding days) Total Ascent = 51,300 metres
>> CCC Pyrenees : 14 – 24 September (riding days) Total Ascent = 49,600 metres
Sales via Rapha Travel – http://pages.rapha.cc/travel/cent-cols-challenge
“ I find these events go way beyond physical capabilities. You need to engage a mental attitude on par with the road ahead of you. Never expect or accept an easy option.” CCC rider Pyrenees 2014. “ Undertaking the CCC Sothern Alps (both the training and riding the event itself) has been a bit of a game changer for me. It really did challenge me, highlighting my weaknesses and limitations as a cyclist but at the same time it has given me great confidence and deepened my passion for the sport.” CCC S Alps rider 2015.
“ a CCC is not a souvenir magnet to fix on your fridge to show off, it’s a complete inner experience which only a few will manage to complete and fully understand. CCC does not happen outwards, it’s all inwards.”
“ The size of the field (usually about 30 riders) and the half dozen staff means that by day three or so everybody knows everybody’s name and you really feel part of a close friendly group, trying to help everyone succeed. The organiser and his team have set it all up so well for us, without them, such a challenge would be impossible. We have done so many climbs, some were a breeze, some an almighty struggle and as with all the Cent Cols routes it’s the previously unknown climbs that highlight a day or the back roads we take. The event is so intense you have no time off the bike for anything other than to eat, sleep, endeavour to stay awake during the nightly briefing!” CCC rider 2014.
“ Phils’ infectious passion for the incomparable beauty and power of nature is an inspiration. This event proved to each of us how following your dream can ultimately bring fulfilment and success.” CCC S Alps rider 2015.
HARD IN THE ARDENNES Ride & Race-watch : 16 – 24 April 2016
Saturday : Amstel sportive 120 /160 km
Sunday : Amstel Gold ride & race-watch : 150kms
Monday : Malmedy / Spa / Stavelot 180kms
Tuesday : Fleche Wallonne Sportive. 170kms
Wednesday: Fleche Wallonne ride & race-watch : 150kms
Thursday : Luxembourg Explorer. 180kms
Friday : Local Loops. 100 / 130 / 160 kms
Saturday: LBL sportive 155 /275 kms
Sunday : LBL race-watch (ride optional)
NEW for 2016 : “CENT COLS CLASSICS CHALLENGE. 22-29 May – 6 full distance Classics in 7 days : Flanders, Gent-Wevelgem, Paris-Roubaix, Rest Day, Amstel Gold, Flèche Wallonne, Liege-Bastogne-Liege. We ride the Pro routes, not the sportives. Riding in two groups (heads-down, and heads-up) with max 16 places. Short to & from transfers to ride-starts included.