Belgium

Noble Cycles Spirito Libero

The EuroVelo cycle routes, when completed in 2020, will total over 70,000 kilometres of trail, through 42 countries. It’s a series of 14 long distance routes with the longest — EuroVelo 13, the Iron Curtain Trail — extending over 10,400kms.… Read more »

Eddy Merckx MX Leader

At the 2014 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show one bike stood saddle and handlebars above the rest, even though it wasn’t part of the concourse d’elegance. Richard Gearing already owns and enjoys a Baum and a Gaulzetti, but like some of… Read more »

Noble Cycles Cardio Road

One of my Christmas stocking gifts was William Fotheringham’s Merckx: Half-Man, Half-Bike. It chronicles The Cannibal’s fearsome domination of professional cycling during the 60s and early 70s. Belgians foster a great love for cycling and, let’s face it, with a… Read more »

Bike-be-que

Down Under, inviting a few mates around for a few beers and a barbie is social event that can take place on any day of the year. On the other side of the world, in Belgium, a bike has been… Read more »

Mcfly Custom Prototype

The spirit of ingenuity and engineering is not dead in Belgium, as Antoine Hotermans illustrates with this homemade frame. Viewed as a collection of individual parts, it may seem a little rough around the edges but as a whole, it’s… Read more »

Eddy Merckx MX Leader

The 96th edition of the Giro d’Italia begins today in Naples, one of the racing calendar’s most scenic and grueling events. A suitable day to remember Eddy Merckx, who won this Grand Tour an astonishing five times. Merckx’ unparallelled racing… Read more »

Eddy Merckx MX Leader

For connoisseurs of fine bicycles, Eddy Merckx’s MX Leader is one of the most highly sought-after frames. The iconic chevrons on the back of those seat stays can arouse more frenzied excitement in some fans than expensively detailed hosiery. While… Read more »