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Col Collective: All the inspiration you need to conquer the highest mountain passes

Mike Cotty and other experts bring you all you need to know to reach the world's highest summits...

Are you thinking of taking on one of cycling’s toughest challenges, but finding it hard to brave the cold dark mornings and the rainy grim training schedules?

For the most glorious inspiration to get out there and get fit, look no further than the Col Collective, a brand new online resource dedicated to providing cyclists with the inspiration, education and support needed to reach the summits of the greatest mountain passes in the world.

The Col Collective is a platform that will not only allow riders to learn from others but also get direct answers to their own personal cycling questions from the experts, including endurance supremo Mike Cotty.


In Season One the Collective has climbed over 115,000ft in the Alps, Dolomites and Pyrenees to showcase the unique beauty, character and challenge that each mountain has.

Experts across every area of cycling - from equipment, nutrition, training, travel, maintenance and a whole lot more - have weighed in to create a platform that will allow you to not only learn from others but also get answers to the cycling questions that keep you awake at night.

Mike Cotty said: “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”

Check out the website here and the Twitter feed @colcollective

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