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, 7 November 2011

Slip into something more uncomfortable

Sundays outing of the newly renamed Evolution Cycles North Wales Cyclocross Series took place at Plas Francon Sports Centre in Bethesda. Having missed the previous round at Bethseda Rugby club, due to spending all day coughing up something that resembled the paint job on an Ibis, I needed some good karma.

The sun shone on a slippery grass course which Barry Davies had designed to be fiendish, it would appear. Planty of steep descents, off camber turns and hurdles, meant that many racers (including yours truly) acquainted their bottoms with the floor ( a few managed the introduction with their heads). The pace was fast and furious with no quarter given by any one. After a few personal battles and an inability to catch a friend on his new bike, I finished 17th out of 25 finishers having completed 12 laps. A bruised left buttock my only trophy of the day

Looking forward to the next outing at Nant Gwytherin, next sunday, the setting looks stunning and has played host to MTB down hill races. Worth a visit if your in the area.

No comments:

Post a Comment