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)


Challenge du Septentrion

Nice article by our friend André Tignon on his website.
See here

Discussion list

Details on how to personalise your profile on the following link: See here

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.
See here


Press article published on 27 August in the newspaper Le Pays Roannais:
See here

The Club des Cent Cols in Cyclomag

They’re talking about us in cyclomag (FFCT) :
– Our partnership with
– An article by Georges Golse (Cent Cols member) about the ‘Chauvot’ (the catalogue of French cols)

Southern Alps , Col du Noyer, 28 August

South Alps, Col du Noyer (FR-05-1664) WelcomeAt the col, from 11.30, for the welcome do.

Col du Noyer

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Col du Noyer 44.692454, 5.984459
Contact Bernard Henry+33 4 92 44 09 02  –  +33 6 08 74 29 Jean-Paul Zuanon+33 4 76 30 49 21  –  +33 6 23 95 24

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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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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

Read here