The Col Collective - Cycling Inspiration & Education
Welcome to The Col Collective a brand new 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.
In the first season they climbed over 115,000 feet in the Alps, Dolomites and Pyrenees bringing you closer to nature and the unique beauty, character and challenge that each mountain has.
Further more they 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.
Mountain specialist and creator of The Col Collective Mike Cotty explains “I’ve ridden in the mountains for 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 and industry relationships to 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”.
If it makes you smile or feel like taking a deep breath of mountain air then subscribe to their channel or follow them online. And if you know someone that may benefit from it then tell a friend, after all The Col Collective is here to try and help inspire and educate as many cyclists as possible.
Last autumn they released their first round of climb videos with plenty more being added each week to get you through the winter and beyond!
Join Mike as he climbs the most famous cols in the Alps, Dolomites and Pyrenees. Here's a taster below of him tackling the infamous and legendary Mount Ventoux in the French Provence.
A bit about Mike Cotty