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, 26 September 2011

Hill Climb

Whilst the real hard core Belgians were racing an epic Three Peaks at the weekend. (Well done guys!) I was plugging a lonely furrow on the Hill Climb scene. For those not familiar the format is simple. Riders off at one minute intervals on a big hill. (In this case the Cat and Fiddle from Macclesfield - 139 starters and a great event.) You then ride as fast as you can up the hill, usually into the wind/rain/clouds, trying to ride right on the limit. Had a great ride, getting a good consistent effort out. Next stop Monsal Head.


  1. Kudos to you Phil, proper hillclimbing. Hows that x build coming along? :)

  2. Chapeau. I used to ride hill climbs a bit down in Gloucestershire when I lived there 10 or so years ago. It's as near as I ever got to puking with effort. Hideous. But of course fun.