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.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Possible Belgian Northern Ride...

This might be a good chance to meet up and enjoy a ride.
I'm organising an Audax event in March. There's a choice of two routes, both are mostly traffic free lanes, with plenty of climbing. I usually get a whole range of riders, from those looking to race and make it a very hard training ride, to those content to take it steady, enjoy the cafes and make it back before it goes dark. (Mudguards and beards are no longer compulsory for Audax!)

Spring in the Peak Audax events. Saturday 5th March:
A choice of two routes, (please state if you have a preference.) Both are hilly and scenic rides on some of the best roads in the Peak District. Rolling start between 8 and 9am.

Stanage Surprise takes in the climbs of Abney, Longstone Edge, Cressbrook, Peveril and Stanage.
Details at

Roaches Revenge takes in the climbs of Longstone Edge the Roaches, Crowdicote and Abney.
Details at

Any one fancy giving it a go?


  1. Used to love those roads and climbs when I lived in Manchester and Sheffield.

    I certainly fancy it, but will have to check first that a pass out can be obtained :-) I will organise support up here in Lancashire if I can.


  2. This will fit nicely into my Flanders training plans.

  3. Tempting Olly! It's a long way for me, but we have family up North. At some point early season, I'd like to hook up with other HCTB members (rather than a sole 'hello' at the 3 Peaks). Hmm.....