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.

Thursday, 19 August 2010


In the absence of my homeboy Crossjunkie I found myself out on my own on Sunday morning, Al was visiting "that London" and having a biking treat with Gary (well having his legs ripped off).
A rare sunny morning greeted me, which since the hosepipe ban has been a rare visitor to these parts. Sunny Sunday mornings never fail to put a smile on my face and the thought that toady's ride would be a good one.
Early Sunday mornings are a treat for me, getting up while the rest of the house is still sleeping and clicking effortlessly into my pre-ride routine.
  1. coffee machine on
  2. milk onto bowl of high fruit muesli
  3. radio on
  4. juice poured
  5. bread into toaster
  6. bottles made up
  7. paper
Then just sit sipping coffee before setting off, you can't beat it!

The route was a good 43 miles on quiet lanes and included Waddington Fell, as seen on the Tour of Briton, which is a nice leg burner but rewards your effort with stunning views and a 50 mph descent into the very pretty village of Waddington. Here you will find a very cycle friendly cafe that has great coffee and lovely cakes, cycle locks are even provided if you need to shackle your trusty steed.
Not a bad way to spend a Sunday morning

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