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.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Rapha Super Cross 15/16 Oct

Apologies if you have seen this elsewhere but it's worth plugging for those within striking distance of the North of England this weekend......

After a last minute scare with impounded cowbells, final preparations are being made by the respective race organisers and the Rapha Super Cross team for a weekend unlike any other weekend of UK cross, kicking off on 15th October at Brockholes, Windermere.

Belgians will be out in force as Saturday's Brockholes race is a NW League event, a firm favourite on the NW League calendar with the iconic Brockholes course providing contrasting course conditions over the past 2 years, from mudbath to frozen snowy waste, but looking good this year for another mudbath. Expect different faces the day after, as Sunday's race is a dyed in the wool Yorkshire League event, at Huddersfield, on a windswept field-based course that is bound to be a real test.

Both will have the full Rapha Super Cross treatment - elite racing, cowbells, beer, music, lots of spectators, a good dose of silliness and marshmallows.

I am risking being permanently outcast from the Belgians fold having agreed to ride in the support races for both days, in the candy stripe colours of the US based Rapha-Focus cross team. Hey ho, I'm easily pleased...

So come along to either venue if you're not already racing, have a beer and watch the silliness and throw marshmallows at me. Just don't shout 'splitter'.......


  1. I'm sure you'll have your black, yellow and red undies on underneath...

  2. Those Rapha candy stripes sure look like a target to me - splitter, bloody peoples front of Judea ;-)