The Club des Cent Cols
Founded in 1972
We are a cycling club, made up of men and women of all ages, all nationalities, and all cycling disciplines. We seek out mountain passes (cols)to climb, but we are not a competitive club – our members cycle at their own pace, where and when they wish, on roads or mountain trails, alone or in groups. Some members may climb less than ten cols a year, others over a hundred. But we have all met the main Rule of the Club, which stipulates that, to become a member, you must have climbed (by bike, using only your own muscle-power) at least one hundred different cols, with five out of each hundred being over 2000m high.
One hundred road cols in the Black Forest
We have a new “randonnée permanente” in the Black Forest in Germany.
The Club des Cent Cols has launched a new initiative “Brevets Routiers” (Brevets for Road Cols)
Details on how to personalise your profile on the following link: See here
The creation of the Club’s database of cols has enabled member’s to download many of our catalogues of cols. In addition, we can now update these catalogues more frequently than when they only appeared in annual editions. For these reasons, we no longer offer files of new cols (additifs). So, how can we find them?…
Ont contribué à cette page de présentation du séjour les responsables informatiques, Bernard Giraudeau, Enrico Alberini et Christophe Badonnel
Enrico Alberini, Christophe Badonnel, Bernard Giraudeau and our IT team have contributed to this page. Barcelonnette from the belvedere (© Kris Claeys) Our summer séjour in 2021 will take place in the Alpes de Haute Provence départment , based at Méolans-Revel. It has been prepared by a trio of locals :…
Presentation An 860-kilometre route departing from Baden Baden with a total of about 20,800 metres vertical climb, including 107 passes (plus 9 optional extra passes). It was prepared by Alain Brault (CC 3693) Inscription form Route Geolocation files (GPX) are made available to registrants. Profile Theme The Club des Cent Cols, founded in 1972 and…
Adapted from an original article by Mario Labelle The Clubs catalogues contain UTM coordinates. These coordinates can be used to locate points on many topographical maps as, for example, the French IGN maps at 1:25000 scale (TOP25). Below, we explain what UTM coordinates are and how they can be used on the appropriate maps. First,…
Saturday 5 June 2021, Aigle (Vaud), Switzerland Meet at the world centre of cyclesport, for coffee at 8.30, and set off at 9.00 41km, 1100m of climbing, 5 cols : – Col de Verchiez (CH-VD-0554) – Forclaz (CH-VD-0883) – Col des Ecovets (CH-VD-1295) – Praz Basset (CH-VD-0999) – Pertuis (CH-VD-0440)