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, 8 August 2011

Lantern Rouge

After a season that started with The Wiggle Dragon Ride & Mountain Mayhem, it would appear that 2 weeks in France eating cheese, steak and drinking 3 Monts Beer is bad for the form. At Botwnog in round 4 of the summer North Wales Revolution Cycles Cross Series, I distinguished my self in a field of only six by coming, you guesed it........ sixth. It was a nice day though! It's only not often you get beaten by 3 times 3 Peaks winner and legend Barry Davies. Tried to fake a winning photo, but the good lady wife was too slow on the shutter. Back to the drawing board for Thursday.


  1. Wow!! 6 entries?? At least you were there - that's the main thing.

    Remember.... 'Form is temporary but class is permanent'

  2. Jas, lucky I wasn't there. No one wants a story about coming second last!

  3. Managed last again on Thursday also, there was seven at that one. Saddest thing was I was beaten by someone who had headbutted the tarmac on a practice lap. Still looked good in the kit though, should have taken the best dressed award!