We're about good PARCOUR
Because we ride, train and race too, we know what jars us off - so we're not about a free gel, *'racing for the deluded', a bling medal or a token digital certificate. We don't like timing chips, it takes away the fun element in our eyes and we don't encourage you to 'race' whilst on the open road. It's about interesting routes, places you never knew existed and exploring what is on our doorstep a little deeper. Taking races such as Omloop Het Niewsblad, Paris-Roubaix, Dirty Kanza (they may of renamed it but it'll always be Dirty Kanza to us) and Gravel Bootleggers as inspiration for our parcour, fun and the community spirit that comes with the sort of riders we all tend to enjoy being around.
* If you want to race full on the roads or take part in the SWCX league? Then we can certainly point you in the right direction and make sure you have a British Cycling race licence, pin a number on your back and that way you help support your local grass roots racing network while partaking in a safe, controlled environment run to British Cycling guidance. You get the picture. There's racing and then there's riding fast. Don't blur them.
We're about the route, the sport, the terrain, the surroundings, the grub, the coffee stop, the bad company you keep, the flats, the grazed elbow - but mostly we're about the laughs and larks! So when you've ridden on FlanRou, with your fellow 'knobblie and drops' lunatics you've have something to chuckle about for many a moon, we like to think that's why so many keep coming back and the community spirit is alive and well.
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