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, 4 October 2010

Temple Newsam

Well the 4th round of the Yorkshire Points series saw the Yorkshire contingent racing in the new kit in true Belgian conditions, pouring rain and sloppy mud. To start things off MarkFM had created a little extra excitement by organising to have his Uncle John cx bike delivered separately to the start because his long suffering partner Rachel had been using it in a Triathlon that morning. In fact she and Kate had arrived still inTri suits and Rach 'borrowed' the glamourous car rug to stave off the chill - I'm sure she will thank me for the included photo.

Mark swapped out wheels, seatpost/saddle etc and was ready for the off together with potential recruit Nick (currently sporting Clifton colours but that will change!).

Another good course with a mixture of fast grass (well it would have been had not the biblical rains intervened), technical woods/roots and a few power climbs and off cambers made for an entertaining race. You'll need to check out Jo's flickr photos here to truly appreciate the rain

Fellow Three Peaks rider Nick turned up to shout us on en-famille with Sarah and little Max who seemed to enjoy the weather more than most! I also like the way Nick is protecting my second bike with the brolly ;-) and we finally got to meet Paperthinben in the flesh (and mud!).

Results can be found here but I suspect there may be some revision due to obscured numbers, missed laps etc, personally I like the way they currently stand ;-)

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