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, 30 November 2010

Hit the North!

Here we go again. Hit the North will go ahead and it’ll be a return to the apparently much-loved 2 hour winter format – shorter course, less tape and signs with arrows on them, same caterers, ace musical accompaniment, all money to charidee, etc, etc.

I’m well into uncharted territory here as I’m now doing this on my own (see here) but so far things are under control – everyone’s cooperating, giving me permission to send a couple of hundred cyclists across their land, letting me plug the event on their websites and adding me to the plethora of race calendars out there. Entry has been open a week and it’s half-full already so all is well.

As usual, it’ll be ace! Sign up


  1. Done 2 of these winter Hit the North's and a summer one last year. Can't recommend them enough - well worth travelling from further afield for them too. A unique laidback atmosphere and some great off road riding. Less of a race and more of an experience. Sign up!

  2. I will second all that crossjunkie says though I only did the summer event. Just don't follow Winkie if there is a Le Mans start ;-> See you all there!

  3. no Le Mans start this time - get near the front though!