The Le Col x Colnago Owners Day

Driven by a mutual appreciation for performance and design, Le Col & Colnago have joined forces to bring you the inaugural Colnago Owners Day: A spectacular event celebrating all things Colnago - taking place at the prestigious Chavenage House in the Cotswolds on the 30th of September 2017.

Le Col’s collaboration with Colnago places our technical performance clothing alongside the finest & most beautiful bikes money can buy, putting us side by side with a brand steeped in Italian Tradition since 1954. Where high quality heritage meets cutting edge style – you’ll find the Colnago Owners Day.

MORE ABOUT THE EVENT: 

Although the event is a celebration of all things Colnago, but you needn’t own a Colnago take part. In fact, all you’ll need to be able to come along on the day is a passion for performance and a love of cycling. Simple.

The main event of the day will be a beautiful 40mile sportive through the spectacular Cotswolds countryside. Before and after the ride you’ll be able to enjoy displays of limited edition Colnago bikes from around the world – prized possessions on loan from their collectors.

You’ll also have access to the the Rouleur gallery of classic Colnagos, and be able to take the new V2-R Colnago out for a test spin within the beautiful grounds of Chavenage House. And to help you keep your energy levels topped up through the day, we’ll be providing a champagne lunch on the lawn.

And to make sure you can complete the ride in as much comfort as possible you’ll receive an official limited edition Colnago x Le Col Pro Jersey.

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The full Colnago Owners Day package includes:

+ Limited edition ‘Colnago x Le Col’ Pro Jersey

+ 40mile Sportive Entry

+ Champagne Lunch on the Lawn

+ Rouleur magazine subscription x 4 issues*

+ New Colnago V2-R test rides

+ Live Jazz Band - Megan McConnell

 

Cost: £150 per person.

Limited availability – Book Now

*As part of sign-up to the event you agree for us to provide your details to Rouleur magazine for your complimentary subscription – as you’ll receive a complimentary copy of Rouleur on the day at the event and then three further issues in the post.

NON-RIDER TICKETS

We have just released 'non-rider' tickets for the day, so that you can attend with a friend/partner/spouse who is riding at the Colnago Owners Day.

These tickets are priced at £30 and include a champagne lunch as well as full access to the grounds and a tour of Chavenage House. So that you can enjoy the exhibitions and displays while you're friend/partner/spouse is riding the sportive

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EVENT DETAILS

WHERE?

Full address for your GPS: Chavenage House, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8XP

TIMINGS

09:30 – Gates open

10:00 – 40 mile sportive start

13:30 – Champagne Lunch served on the lawn

14:30 Onwards - Ben Swift Q&A, Exhibitions and displays

SPORTIVE ROUTE INFO

 The affectionately termed ‘Cromwell Stroller' route is available for GPX download below.

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RIDE WITH WORLD TOUR PRO: BEN SWIFT

World pro tour Ben Swift will be hanging out with us for the whole day. You’ll have the chance to ride alongside him at the sportive in the morning, and you'll get a chance to ask him all those burning questions as ITV presenter Matt Barbet hosts a Q&A with Ben after lunch.

BIKES AND WORKSHOPS

Throughout the day there’ll be a chance for you to check out some of the many collectors bikes on display – a few of which are listed below. There will also be a workshop on how to restore your Colnago by restoration expert Rohan Dubash.

1971 Colnago ‘Super’

Eddy Merckx rode to victory in the 1973 Vuelta riding for the Molteni team on one of these bikes. The next year he won the Triple Crown. The bike is fitted with Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset.

1984 COLNAGO ‘REGAL’ frame No. 20

The Regal had the same lug set as the more common Arabesque model (which has recently been resurrected), but is built with Columbus Gilco tubing that was widely used on the later Master series. The bike is fitted with a full Campagnolo 50th Anniversary groupset

1992 COLNAGO ‘CARBITUBO’

The Carbitubo sees Colnago’s first use of their own factory made carbon frameset. It has a lugged design and distinctive twin down tubes. The bike is fitted with 1st generation Campagnolo Corsa Record Ergo groupset

2001 COLNAGO ‘CF1’ 

Colnago’s first collaboration with Ferrari and limited to 500 frames.  Colnago factory made carbon monocoque frameset. The bike is fitted with Campagnolo Record 10 speed groupset 

 

 

GETTING TO CHAVENAGE HOUSE

BY CAR

From London

Take the M4 for Reading or the West Country, continue heading west for 75 miles and exit at the second Swindon exit (number 16). Take the 2nd roundabout exit onto the A420, direction Wooten Basset. Go Right at the next roubndabout and continue straight on at the following roundabout, heading for Malmesbury on the B4042.

On the approach to Malmesbury, take the right exit from the roundabout and join the bypass, heading towards Tetbury. Continue into Tetbury onto the B4014. In Tetbury, follow signs to Avening and then pick up the brown ‘Historic houses’ sign to Chavenage.

From Bristol

Take the M 32 heading north out of Bristol. At the end of the M32, take the M4 east heading for London and after 10 miles exit at junction 18. Head north on the A46 heading for Cheltenham, passing through Petty France. Go straight on at the lights, shortly afterwards (under a mile) turn right for Chavenage at the sign. Continue down the lane for 3 miles and Chavenage is on your right

From Cheltenham

Take the A46 heading for Bath and continue through Stroud and Nailsworth, still on the A46. Climb up the hill out of Nailsworth and look out for Historic Houses signs for Chavenage to your left, after you have passed Tippits pub on your right.

BY TRAIN

The closest railway station to Chavenage is Kemble – served by the Great Western Railway. Trains to Kemble run from London, Swindon or Cheltenham. Chavenage is a 10 mile cycle from Kemble station – perfect for a warm up ride we’d say.

BY BIKE

If coming from the surrounding area by bike, there are a network of small roads which run adjacent to the more main roads used by cars. Follow signs to Tetbury or Avening, and pick up the brown ‘Historic houses’ for Chavenage from either of those two towns.