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  • Galibier Fully Open

    Col du Galibier from Colconquerors on Vimeo.

    It was only right to stop for a quick look around for the first time since the last 1km of road officially opened. Looking forward to being back at the Galibier on Sunday with guests.

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  • 2018 Mountain Recon Day

    Cormet de Roseland recon for 2018 from Colconquerors on Vimeo.

    New hotels, new roads and a big new challenge awaits in 2018 for those wanting a big challenge in a compact weekend!

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  • On route to the Galibier

    Untitled from Colconquerors on Vimeo.

    A special time as the road to the Galibier begins to open.

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  • Col du Telegraphe First Ascent of 2017

    Col du Telegraphe - First ascent 2017 from Colconquerors on Vimeo.

    The home climb always brings a smile at the start of a new season.

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  • Gran Canaria Update

    Gran Canaria Bike Log 1 - 2017 from Colconquerors on Vimeo.

    An update from our Gran Canaria weeks in March 2017. What a day!

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  • Pacing Strategy for Alpe d'Huez and Sportives

    Pacing Strategy for Alpe d'Huez and Sportives

    The correct pacing strategy is a massively important aspect of cycling. Regardless of this it is an often overlooked factor even though the performance gains that can be achieved are huge.

    During this short blog post I am going to split my article into two parts. The first part will discuss how to pace for a max effort time trial style hill climb. The second part will discuss the importance of pacing for an all day sportive style event. This post will be written with an Alpine theme but they key points are relevant across all areas and disciplines of cycling.

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  • Business as usual post Brexit

    Business as usual at Colconquerors Post Brexit from Colconquerors on Vimeo.

    Business as usual for Colconquerors post Brexit. We’re looking forward to the future and are fully committed to providing high quality cycling experiences going forward.

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  • New to Cycling the Alps? Five of our most frequently asked questions by new riders.

    New to Cycling the Alps? Five of our most frequently asked questions by new riders.

    If you’re considering visiting the Alps to cycle, the answers to these 5 questions that we’ve been asked over the years will help you along the way.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    To help you get off to a good start this page will give you all the information you need to plan your trip and then get the most from it.

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  • Swapping the GEL for the Jelly Baby!

    Swapping the GEL for the Jelly Baby!

    Having spent some time at the end of last summer experimenting with some different foods invested in “Training Food” by Renee McGregor to help things along. I’d been keen for a while to cut out as much of the artificial stuff from my rides as possible mainly as a result of being concerned over longer term health risks. I go through a lot of this stuff each summer you know!

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  • There's always a historic painful moment to focus the mind!

    There's always a historic painful moment to focus the mind!

    The turbo isn’t all bad you know especially when it can be the difference in making real performance gains over winter or not. Coupled with some XC skiing for the first time this year and a new Turbo the off season is starting to shape us nicely.

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  • Gran Canaria High Altitude Weeks

    Gran Canaria offers some excellent climbing with long climbs of varying gradients, spectacular scenery and quiet roads. The island is used by several pro teams with some riders having property here to benefit from the terrain and weather.

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  • Bike Box Hire for Guests

    Bike Box Hire for Guests

    With so many of you looking to borrow bike boxes from friends and club members this year and storage of the boxes themselves being quite a challenge at times we’ve teamed up with Bikebox On Line to offer you a great value and reliable rental service.

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  • A Pictorial View of a Great 2015 Season

    A Pictorial View of a Great 2015 Season

    As the summer of 2015 draws to a close it seems fitting to highlight some of the fantastic mountains that have provided us all with such great spectacle and challenge these past 5 months.

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  • Performance Development - Gran Canaria

    Gran Canaria - Performance Development from Colconquerors on Vimeo.

    Serious about making a step change in your performance? Performance Development Weeks are focused on helping you take your riding to a new level of performance, become fitter, faster and prepare you for tougher challenges ahead.

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  • Bike Log - 10th Feb 2015

    A great training ride deserves a bike log. A varied and challenging session left me not even noticing the average temperature was -2!

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  • How to Climb an Alpine Climb (GCN)

    A great short film from the team at GCN that if you missed it the first time around echoes my thoughts on how to tackle the climbs including staying hydrated and fueled throughout.

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  • Alpe d'Huez

    If you’ve not experienced the great climb up to Alpe d’Huez the latest addition to the Col Collective collection highlights the key elements of the climb. It still looks easier than it feels!

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  • Bike Log Aix-les-Bains / January 12th 2015

    A sunny but cold visit to the lake at Aix-Les-Bains this morning for a great low intensity base building ride.

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  • Performance Development vs High Altitude trips, Sportives & Tours.

    Performance Development vs High Altitude trips, Sportives & Tours.

    With various types of trip on offer we took the opportunity to answer some questions that have been asked recently regarding the differences between Tours, High Altitude trips and Performance Development weeks.

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