Welcome to The Col Collective, our online resource dedicated to providing cyclists with the inspiration, education and support needed to reach the summit of the greatest mountain passes in the world.
We’ve climbed some of the greatest mountains in France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Colorado and beyond, and we’re adding to the library all the time in our bid to bring you closer to nature and the unique beauty, character and challenge that each mountain has. Further more we’ve partnered with experts across every area of cycling - from equipment, nutrition, training, travel, maintenance and a whole lot more - creating a platform that will allow riders to not only learn from others but also get direct answers to the cycling questions that keep them awake at night.
I’ve ridden in the mountains for over 20 years and every time I’m completely captivated by the experience. It’s as if the higher you climb, the mountain evolves to form a new world right before your eyes. Landscapes, wildlife, natural beauty. It’s true that to climb any mountain is a difficult task, but it shouldn’t all be about pain and suffering. I wanted to try and bring the special moments of every climb to life in a unique way that hasn’t been seen before, and that are sometimes easy to miss as you pass on by, whilst also using my experience to try and form a resource that’s really interactive and focused on helping cyclists to experience the same feelings when they ride. That’s the essence of The Col Collective.
Thanks for reading, watching, learning and most of all cycling!
I hope you enjoy being part of our journey.
The Col Collective