Ronde Van Oost Lancashire

Very much looking forward to the second running of the Ronde Van Oost Lancashire on the 2nd April this year. Friend Alan’s organised it again using the same route as the first Ronde in 2010. Named and themed after the Ronde Van Vlaanderen (or Tour of Flanders for you Anglophiles), it’ll visit some of the backest of back lanes and 2lb loafiest of cobbles streets.

Adding to the value, my brother (and recent Here Come the Belgians signing) Phil ‘de Vlaeminck’ Haygarth will be joining us, as well as Matthew ‘Bosberg’ Pixton, and many other classics riders of note.

Full route, description etc here on Crossjunkie’s blog

  • Hugely enjoyable ride, my first cycling event ever, and what a good one it was. The scenery was amazing, and the support of the other riders outstanding! Only snag was, for an old guy like me, some warm-up before the first long climb would have helped to avoid many expletives and nearly being sick in the first 5 minutes….