Category: Tour of Flanders Weekend

May 26, 2013 Richard_calder No comments exist

Kevin Ward, well equipped fan Kevin Ward’s Facebook entries from before the Sportive (Friday) and post sportive and Professional Race (Monday) Friday: Had a great spin in the Belgium countryside on lovely quiet country lanes today, went to Geraadsbergen & climbed The Muur riding the cobbles is hell how the pro’s fly along is beyond me,…

February 25, 2013 Richard_calder No comments exist

Despite appalling weather conditions, a number of hardy characters braved the snow and hills in the “Cobbles of Halifax” pre-Flanders tribute to the Gent Wevelgem Belgian Classic on  24th March.  Organiser Michael Vennard was forced to modify the route with some of the cobbled climbs so reminiscent of much of the route of the Belgian Spring…

September 13, 2012 Richard_calder No comments exist

The 2013 Tour of Flanders (Ronde van Vlaandaren – RvV) is to take place on 31st March.   A club trip is planned for that weekend, taking in the very popular Sportive event the day before (Saturday). The plan is as follows: Thursday 28th March Ferry from Hull (evening sailing) to Zeebrugge. Friday morning transfer to B-Hotel…

April 4, 2012 Richard_calder No comments exist

Michael Vennard on the Kwaremont Riding a 140K Sportive and watching the Professional Race were to be the highlights for Tom Butler, Jonny Croston and Michael Vennard, who boarded the overnight Ferry in Hull on a Thursday evening, heading for Zeebrugge and then Oudenarde in Flanders for a long weekend at the ultimate festival of…

April 5, 2011 Richard_calder No comments exist

Oudenaarde Townhall built 1526-1537  Nine cyclists joined the Calder Clarion long weekend to the Ronde Van Vlaanderen on the 1st of April. The Hull Zeebrugge overnight ferry disembarkation was two hours late  but the group were able to check into their Oudenaarde hotel and do their Saturday ride around some of the high points of the…

April 10, 2009 Richard_calder No comments exist

The local Belgian fans of Oudenarde were delighted with the result of the 2009 Tour of Flanders won by Stign Devolder after a dominant display. For the Calder members, the trip was slightly strange as their favourite hotel, with it’s quirky, typically Belgian decor and ambience, not to mention excellent local food at reasonable prices had been transformed into something…