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, 14 May 2013

Malsis School Yorkshire Summer Cross

Photo Courtesy of Neil Hendry
Summer Cross is Back.  Whooo Hoooo!

So it's back to fortnightly exploration of my place in the space between pleasure and pain we like to call cyclocross.  And Summer Cross is back with a bang too.  New venue you see - Malsis School - and it a stonker.

Malsis School offered a very varied course.  Something - in lieu of mud - which is sometimes left wanting with Summer Cross.  The course comprised mainly leg sapping grassy slogs and some fast gravel paths - with the sections of the gravel being more akin to low grade MTB tail center stuff than CX!  Oh and also some 'north shore'...  well a little section of wooden duck boards!  Still, made a decent little jump every lap.  Also, some twisty turny bits and a nice narrow section by a pond.  And a log jump and barriers!  Phew!  Plenty of sight seeing could be had per lap to take your mind of the thumping heart, gasping lungs and useless legs.
With the massive field of entrants, I finished outside the points, but there is always next time... Bring on the cobbles... Bring on Tod. 

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