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.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Cabin Fever

It's been a while since I posted a blog, work, an operation on my finger, Christmas, a cold then no racing, the only bike time has been on the turbo.
So Sunday morning Alan and myself headed out like two animals that have been caged too long!
A quick blast up the road then into a snow covered wood onto the cross circuit we use to practice on. The snow here has been pretty deep which combined with temps dropping to -13 the ground was hard and in places very slippy.
Off the cross course and we then dropped down into Townely Hall, fantastic park lands and a great house to visit if you get chance.
Across the football fields and along the side of the river before riding up the fields again to this gate. Alan thought a quick lap around the field on the other side would be good fun!
What was in store was a real treat, where the tractor had been was a hard path that resembled riding on cobbles, it certainly raised the heart rate. Then a quick blast along a path back to the gate.

Its in there somewhere!
Alan heading down the snow gully
From Townley we headed up out of Burnley on the Bacup Road, turning right onto Crown Point high above the town. A mountain biker was the only other cyclist we spotted and he seemed a little bemused by us.
Then we dropped down a great snow covered road towards home.
A great way to spend a Sunday morning

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