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.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Here we come.....

Yesterday Carl Nelson and myself had our first 'proper' 'Belgians outing in our new kit a the Lady of the Manor 'Cross race, near St Helens. Both of us were, I guess, quite pleased with our performances - but not half as pleased as we were with out new kit. Here is a shot taken of us - Carl on the left - just before we went to the start and here are a few more pics of my and my family at the event (including my budding, soon to be a 'Belgian, son Angus aged 8) at the event. Here we come Belgians....Phil Haygarth


  1. Quite the sartorial duo. You stand out a mile on the race vid in the strip. I can feel the 'biggest team' prize in the Peaks in the bag with you 2 and all the others on board now.

  2. Great look guys. A bit of mud finishes the look off nicely.