About CyclingCols

This website is a collection of unique and accurate information about cols in Europe, maintained by myself, Michiel van Lonkhuyzen (1977).

Since the late 90s I have been cycling through the mountaineous regions of Europe, measuring and recording the altitudes of roads. While cycling uphill and downhill I make pictures to capture the atmosphere of every col.

CyclingCols was first released at February 26th 2001, just built in Notepad and Paint. Because the number of cols on the site was growing fast, I decided to rebuild the site in 2004 using ASP pages and SQL Server. This version existed for more than 10 years until the current MySQL/PHP driven version was unveiled in the beginning of 2015.

Four years later, in 2019, CyclingCols got another re-design and technical update, introducing user interactivity.

If you have a question about this website or myself, or if you want to advertise or cooperate, please send en email to [email protected].

By the way, you can see all my mountain rides here.