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.
The 50th Anniversary
Text by Bernard Giraudeau
2022 will see the fiftieth anniversary of our Club. It was in 1972 that our founder Jean Perdoux, having climbed his 100th col, the Col Luitel, had the idea to bring together those cyclists who love the mountains. This bringing together far exceeded his expectations, being as we are now more than 8000 cyclists who have joined the Club in its 50 years of existence.
We will commemorate the founding of our Club in two places :
and During our General Assembly 2022.
“Gazzetta dello Sport” Article published in the 08/11/2021
by Davide Mazzocco Read here
REVUE “LE CYCLE”
Edition no 517 of « Le Cycle” is free this month. There is an article covering cycling clubs, notably our own.
“CYCLE” MAGAZINE TASTER
The English cycling magazine “Cycle”, April/May 2020, contains an article about the Club