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 June 2010


As we wait with baited breath for our new kit to arrive (not long now as I do a little dance to the lords of far east manufacturing) I'd like to take the opportunity to introduce some new team members. Some names you won't know, some names you might. I think we may be in the process of becoming a family, as our blog worlds converge.

So here no particular order.

First up is Philip Malcolm. Cockermouth (Cumbria UK) resident and soon to be organiser of our next ride around the seldom used lanes of Cumbria. Seldom used because they're a harsh ride I suspect.

Ben Rathmell...or Paper Thin Ben in his blog alter ego. Rider, Racer, LBS worker and photographer. See convergence - I told you so.

Next up are two Gents from across the pond. Michael Fox of Tallahassee, Florida and David Watts of Charlotte, North Carolina. Two Gents that like to ride and hopefully will give us an insight to Stateside riding.

Welcome also David Watts of Solihull. Expect to see a HCTB stickered Uncle John around the Birmingham area - I know...I need to send him the stickers.

Finally welcome Mike Mulroy of Velocake fame. A manchester expat now living in Cornwall with a love of the bike, good coffee and good cake. A kindred spirit.

So there we go. Told you we're becoming a family.


  1. Welcome aboard fellas! Great to see the HCTB membership expanding. Our love of cobbles, beer and bikes, knows no bounds. Before you know it the 'Team Members' list on the right will require it's own pages!

  2. I'm a little gutted I missed the deadline for the kit order, this is a great site. Keep up the good work!

  3. GCC - don't worry, I hear tell that a re-order could be going in soon. Contact us on the email address to the right.


  4. thats the nicest thing anyones ever done for me. i raise a glass of Duvel to you all.