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.

Further information

Rules of the Game

Press pack

Presentation slide-show (in French)


FFCT Membership 2021

All the application documents for 2021 FFCT membership are available here

Club activity

Many of our members are also members of other cycling clubs. Their activity has been summarised in this presentation.
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Press article published on 27 August in the newspaper Le Pays Roannais:
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Unofficial meeting BIG – CCC – UIC

22 July 2020 – Col du Grand St. Bernard “We don’t have the same jerseys but we have the same passion” – this phrase from François Candau (our most active administrator of the Club Facebook page) sums up this marvellous day of mountain cycling.  A group of about fifteen cyclists from the CCC, the BIG…

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One hundred road cols in the Jura

Presentation A 1350-kilometre route with a total of about 25,000 metres vertical climb, including 104 passes (plus 8 optional extra passes). It was prepared by Roger Colombo (Cent Cols No. 4205) Route Profile Inscription form Theme The Club des Cent Cols, founded in 1972 and affiliated to the French Federation of Cyclotouring, has prepared this…

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Aosta, Italy – climb of the col du Grand St. Bernard – Wednesday 22 July 2020

On Wednesday 22 July 2020, we’ll be able to climb the Col du Grand St. Bernard, on the Swiss border. We’ll ride with some friends from BIG Cycling,who are doing the Tour de Mont Blanc in stages,  including Etienne Mayeur, who was the first to complete the BIG Challenge on 8 November 2011. We will…

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Summer séjour at Chessy-les-Mines 15th to 22nd August 2020

Presentation of Chessy in English Circuits Ont contribué à cette page de présentation du séjour Christophe Badonnel, Thierry Labour et les responsables informatique. Article published on the newspaper’s website “le Progrès” Au col du Colombier ©Ph Chazottier Le séjour d’été 2020 se déroulera du 15 au 22 août dans le département…

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Edition no 517 of « Le Cycle” is free this month. There is an article covering cycling clubs, notably  our own.

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The English cycling magazine “Cycle”, April/May 2020, contains an article about the Club

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