Posts Tagged ‘Nick Mitchell’

I found cycling very late in life. I didn’t start watching The Tour until I was 17. Since then I have fallen in love with the sport. Very early on I started to fall for the monuments and the country that encapsulated cycling. It’s heartland. Belgium and in particular Flanders. The weather, the races and […]


Over the past week I was welcomed back to Belgium in the only way that Belgium could. Fast and hard Kermesse racing. Tomorrow sees the trend continue with The Heist op den Berg Pro Kermesse. Heist op den Berg is 10km from my old home in Belgium so it is a home race of sorts […]


Measure Twice

10May11

De Ronde van Overijssel put me back in my place in a big way. My legs are good at the moment but RvO was a lesson in riding in the front. A mix of bike handling, confidence, courage and leg strength are all required to stay at the front in a race like RvO. To […]


Today will be spent preparing for tomorrow’s Ronde van Overijssel. Cleaning my bike, shaving legs, stretching, packing my race bag and watching a movie. De Ronde van Overijssel has a lot of left and rights and a few short climbs through the Dutch countryside. There isn’t meant to be much wind. However, there doesn’t need […]


Sunday saw me take part in my first race in Europe. Hoboken is a typical Belgium race that starts and finishes in Hoboken just outside of Antwerp. Lot’s of left and rights, bad roads, some cobble stones and enough wind to spice things up. Luckily the sun was shinning so despite some wind the race […]


The past 18 months have been rocky. They have involved a number of false starts and many ups and downs. None of that counts for much now because I am back in Europe to race until October for Marco Polo Pro Cycling. Throughout the season I will be based in Geleen, The Netherlands and from […]


Sitting and waiting for an operation by yourself is not the best idea for someone with an overly imaginative mind like myself to do. By the time they came to get me I was more worried about missing the last 30km of the Giro d’Italia’s most exciting stage so far than what was about to […]