Formed in June 09, Here Come the Belgians is a non-elite anti-team celebrating all things cross, cobbled and Belgian.
Seeking a different experience to the traditional cycling club, its aim is to harness the energy of a vibrant internet cycling community with grass roots racing and riding based around Cyclocross and Spring Classics. There is no race programme in the style of a racing team, more a collection of individual experiences through rides and racing, in whatever location a member may be, that all can share in and contribute toward.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Belgians are GO!

After some long distance collective planning, email traffic, chin stroking, coffee drinking and hard work on a certain graphic designer's part, we are proud to announce that 5 Belgians got it together sufficiently to launch Team Here Come the Belgians, with a celebratory ride resplendent in team strip, last Sunday over the Ronde van Oost Lancashire route. 4 other Belgians (guys and gals) were with us in spirit as they pursued other commitments.

Those nice men over at Shutt have sorted us out with a cracking merino sportswool jersey (review later):

We are now stickered, beer matted and even Uncle John frame decaled up to the hilt with Duncan's iconographic illustrations and designs.

More importantly, we went out round East Lancashire's (and whisper it, Yorkshire's) finest roads and cobbles, had a great ride, a good laugh and found more than just a little companionship from a disparate but connected bunch of individuals (ride report and photos coming).

The cross season starts next weekend so expect to see a bunch of Belgians at a NW race near you. Better still, come and join us wherever you are, UK or Worldwide and ride, race and report in person or in spirit.

More over on Here Come the Belgians as well as crossjunkie (at least when he gets his act together).


  1. Site is looking very good when is the next casual ride.

  2. Keep an eye on the blog. If anyone's doing anything it'll get posted here.