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.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Darren Holloway 1970-2012.

It is with sadness that I report the passing of Darren Holloway, fellow cyclist, fell runner and friend.

Darren was competing in the Ian Hodgson fell running relay on Sunday the 7th of October. After passing Hart Crag, and on the final climb to Fairfield, he collapsed.  He was pronounced dead on arrival at Barrow hospital.

I don't remember him ever posting on here, but he wrote lots that will interest on his own blog if you've not come across it before.



  1. Sad news - our thoughts are with Darren's friends and family.

  2. Truly sad. And thank you for the photo - very poignant - he will be much missed.


  3. There's a fundraising page for Mountain Rescue and Air Ambulance at

  4. Incredibly sad. Way too young (exactly the same age as me).

    Thanks for the link to the fundraising page Steve.

  5. yes truly tragic,coming from the same fell running club as rich and darren ive been in many races with him,altho he was probably the best runner in the club,he was a very honest chap who treated everybody on the same level.