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Exodus/RCUK trip – Classic Cols

John will be there too, to help us out on the Classic Cols trip

It’s your last chance (well almost) to join us on the Classic Cols trip… (September 18th to 25th). We now have added support from John Ibbotson of Fit-For.com who will be on the trip to help out with one to one coaching and support – John will even shout at you if you stop pedalling… Also we now have a heart rate monitor to use for those on the trip who don’t already have one. We’ll be able to monitor your performance from the team car, just to see if you’re trying or not. It’s a guided trip and you’ll certainly have the chance to see more of the Pyrenees than the Tour riders do.

So now you get:
1. Daily coaching assistance from RCUK coaching partners Fit-For.com
2. A free 2006 Etape place, yes that’s right, we pay for you to ride next year!
3. A Polar 620i Heart rate monitor to use for the week (with an option to buy it at the end of the week at a reduced rate) courtesy of Swinnertons Cycles



You have to go up a long way to get this view…

For the first RCUK trip we wanted a week that will be one to remember so we’re off to sample the Classic Cols of the Tour de France along with Exodus travel. This will be the perfect end to a long season and you can unwind (!?) on the slopes of the Pyrenees in Southern France and sample local food and wine in comfortable and beautiful surroundings.

On this trip you’ll see more of the Pyrenees than the Tour riders do as we tackle 15 of the most memorable Pyrenean leg stretchers. Including Hautacam, Luz Ardidien and Superbagneres.

An average of 70kms a day will mean you still have plenty of energy for the next day’s climbing and the night-time accommodation is a mixture of Hotels and Auberges. The beauty of this trip is your luggage travels from point to point as you are guided by an experienced Exodus guide. All you have to do is ride. No map reading and no panniers to worry about!

Seeing as this is a special RCUK trip you can be certain of some added extras and we will be bringing T-shirts, freebies and a camera – so it could be your chance to get your mug on the Gallery cresting the Col de Tourmalet!


Ja-Ja makes it look easy

The Cols
• Col de Port (1250m) 2nd Cat – Recent Tour battleground: ’97, ’98 & ’02

• Port de Lers (1000m) – Optional

• Col de Latrap (1110m) 3rd Cat – Recent Tour battleground: ’95, ’03 & ’04

• Col de la Core (1395m) 1st Cat – Recent Tour battleground: ’98, ’02, ’03 & ’04

• Col du Portet d’Aspet (1075m) 2nd Cat – Recent Tour battleground: ’95, ’97, ’98, ’02, ’03, ’04 & ’05

• Col de Mente (1345m) 1st Cat – Recent Tour battleground: ’95, ’98, ’01, ’02, ’03 & ’05

• Col de Portilon (1293m)

• Superbagneres (1100m) – Optional!

• Col de Peyresourde (1565m) 1st Cat – Recent Tour battleground: ’95, ’98, ’01, ’03 & ’05

• Val Loron (750m) 1st Cat – Recent Tour battleground: ’01

• Col d’Aspin (1490m) 1st Cat – Recent Tour battleground: ’95, ’98, ’01, ’03 & ’04

• Col de Tourmalet (2115m) it’s a stinker! H Cat – Recent Tour battleground: ’95, ’98, ’01 & ’03

• Luz-Ardiden (1000m) H Cat – Recent Tour battleground: ’01 & ’03

• Hautacam (1618m) H Cat – Recent Tour battleground: ’00

• Col d’Aubisque (optional)


experience the true Tour de France challenge

The route takes in all the main climbs

Full RCUK Price: £763 per person (flying on direct B.A flights ex LGW-Toulouse)
The land-only price will be £625 per person.

In addition, the standard local payment of 75 euros will apply. The costing is based on all passengers sharing a room and optional single supplements are not possible on this tour.

For more information please contact:
Vanessa Fowler at Exodus or call 020 8772 3929

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