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, 3 October 2011

Scottish Cross - Irvine Beach

The Scottish cross season kicked of this weekend with a return to the sands of Irvine beach and arguably one of the highlights of the Scottish calender.

The race was brisk from the gun and I quickly made my way to the back of the bunch, where I set about making the most of my poor form by throwing caution to the wind and trying to limit my losses against the pack.

All went well until I was passing through the sand section for the second time and took a rather spectacular and unexpected tumble over the bars. After the fall a quick body scan informed me I was non the worse for my little diversion into the dunes. Sadly my bike did not escape so lightly and brought the race to a premature end and my first DNF.

Hopefully my next outing as a Belgian will go a little smoother.

Ben P

1 comment:

  1. Nice one Ben. I can't think of anything constructive to say - except may be better luck next time - so nice one.