*Watch the film : *https://vimeo.com/260267587

“ 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.”

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!

“The ninth CCC season got off to a great start in the Alps. Now the CCC looks towards the Pyrenees for two of the hardest CCC events of them all. The mountains are there to keep us young in mind, even if we age so much faster than they do ! Sincere thanks to you all for keeping these events alive. “ Phil D.

CCC EVENTS FOR 2019 (riding days) are selling NOW. See Registration page for links.

>> June : APPENINI : 26 MAY TO 5 JUNE ; NORTHERN ALPS : 19 – 29 JUNE

>> September : DOLOMITES : 1 – 11 SEPTEMBER ; WEST PYRENEES 16 – 26 SEPTEMBER

The infamous annual “hARDENNES” event will be held on 20 – 27 APRIL 2019 : 8 days of hArd riding, including catching roadside moments of the Amstel Gold, Fl├Ęche Wallonne and L-B-L Classics races. The Best of the Ardennes, quite simply.

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NEW FOR 2019 :
6 -10 MAY. Starting with the choicest climbs around La Roche en Ardenne, this event offers a chance to discover THE BEST OF LUXEMBOURG and concludes by taking on the finale climbs of L-B-L, as it returns into Belgium. Two Belgian stages book-end three full stages in Luxembourg to discover it’s abundant ultra-smooth tarmac and it’s Alpine-style ups & downs. Highly recommended for some early ‘mountain’ training !

“ 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.”

“ 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.”

To register your interest or for any questions, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) PLEASE READ AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE ON THIS SITE BEFORE CONSIDERING RIDING ONE OF THESE CHALLENGES. THEY ARE TOUGH RIDES. YOU SHOULD NOT BE AFRAID OF DAWN-TO-DUSK RIDES MOST DAYS. YOU WILL BE TAKEN OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE ALL TOO OFTEN, BUT YOU WILL LEARN TO LOVE THAT !!

“ 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.”

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/bike-blog/2016/nov/18/conquering-the-cent-cols-challenge-in-the-pyrenees-from-despair-to-defiance