The Col Collective – Luz Ardiden

I can hear Paul Sherwen's voice uttering "Luz Ardiden" during coverage of past tours because that's where I first learned of this special place. Amazing road. Climbing up to 1,715 metres at an average gradient just shy of 8% Luz Ardiden has been the scene of much drama over the years as the pros battle... Continue Reading →

Surviving Winter with Col Collective

Something a little different from Col Collective today. Mike Cotty walks us through his winter riding kit in detail to share his insights into riding safely and keeping warm during cold weather riding. In this episode of Behind the Ride I thought I'd take a look at some of the ways I "try" to survive... Continue Reading →

The Col Collective: Col de Turini

Mike Cotty takes us to the Maritime Alps to tackle the Col de Turini in the latest Col Collective. Rising 1,607 metres above the Mediterranean, the Col de Turini may not be the highest pass in the Alpes-Maritimes but at 24.3 kilometres in length, starting from Sospel, it's a climb that definitely needs to be... Continue Reading →

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