Alan and Gary flew the 'Belgian' flag at the recent National Trophy round in Bradford last Sunday. A fast and flowing course rewarded spectators with all round views and excellent racing over all categories.
Alan rode to a reasonable 33rd in the Vets 40-49, 15 years after his last ride at national level and Gary a very impressive 31st in the Seniors beating some classy sponsored riders, though marks were deducted for wearing his 'other' club kit rather than the appropriate monochrome.
A rowdy pit crew led by Duncan and aided and abetted by Rich and Jo (Forsyth) supported the two of us in spirit though we spared them any real bike washing, relying instead on a steady stream of barracking and back chat to keep us moving along.
Jo 'Hanglebads' was on hand as official photographer to capture the day.......
Oh and the guy presenting prizes in the black gilet and red top is a real Belgian - Mario de Clerc - who used to be reasonably fast on a cross bike if I remember rightly.