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.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Pictures of Belgians needed......

Hello fellas. I've just written an article for Boneshaker magazine, an excellent magazine covering the community aspects of cycling (link here - ). The article itself is about cross; why cross is the best form of cycling and why any sane(?) person should immediately buy themselves some fat 700cc tyres etc. etc.

It's very artistic mag and James the Editor is very keen for some good cross pics. Does anyone fancy contributing a couple? I've passed on one of me in the 3 peaks, but it's a bit low res and they quite like interesting B&W shots and photo's that are bit good (i.e. nothing that I have ever, or will ever take with a camera!). They are a not for profit enterprise but will credit the photographer.

Following on the thread from below.......I hope to catch up with a couple of you at the 3 peaks next weekend. Whilst the start sheet says 'Cardiff JIF', my heart says 'Belgian!'. I'll be wearing that green jersey you can see above (I'm the one on the far left, practising my Whernside lift) and travelling up with 4 other Cardiff JIF lads. They are all aware that I have a secret alter-ego and even tolerate me wearing my awesome HCTB kit when out training. See you on start line (Incidentally Mrs Nurse - a fellow HCTB - will pop up somewhere the course armed with innertubes, food, water and the like; probably by Ribblehead)


  1. try Rich Seipp?

  2. Simon, Jo has been taking pictures of the team all along, check out the side bar or better as there are loads there broken down by event etc... I'm not sure that all the recent ones have been 'tagged' hctb. I can easily convert to BW if needed.

  3. Thanks both - You're stars. If it's ok, I'll drop James a line, give him the links and ask him to let me know which images he likes.

  4. feel free to grab this

  5. Thanks again - I've sent all of those links to James and he can pick. There are some cracking images!

  6. Thanks Dave for thinking of me :)

    I've just been chatting with their creative director.

  7. Great news Richard. Those pictures are fantastic and it would be great to have Belgian pictures and prose in Boneshaker. It's a fantastic publication for the whole cycling community and they're a truly decent bunch.

  8. Rich - Boneshaker are also keen to use some of the imgaes from the hanglebads stream. The images they are after are as follows:


    Can you get in touch? My e-mail address is -