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, 15 December 2009

National Trophy, Peel Park, Bradford - pic set

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.

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