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Cobbles & bikes

With Paris – Roubaix in mind I immediately think of cobble’s. This is what I posted last year about cobbles and I still stand by every word I said.. Here are some tips for you to make your bike ride more comfortable, on the cobbles. Tires and their pressure I swear by continental 25mm wide […]

Why mountain biking will improve your road riding.

I wish that many years ago, right back at the start, I had been introduced to mountain biking. I think it would have made me a more all round better road cyclist, and I say this for various reasons. If we have a look at past and present pro’s, quite a few have come from […]

Car life

Car life.. I’m typing this blog whilst sitting in the car for a 11hr ride.. again. I’m heading home this time. My team decided that we should participate in the PostNord Ladies Crit in Denmark. That”s a crit before the final of the men’s first stage. (They have a 5 day stage). We got an invitation […]

Motivation what’s in a word..

Motivation what’s in a word.. Some of you have been asking me the same question throughout this season. What drives me, what is the main reason I keep on pushing the levels of cycling and life – yes I like to push the buttons but somethimes I push one to many Let’s put this straight […]

Nationals should be D-Day..

Nationals should be D-Day.. My last week for nationals is a bit hazy.. I worked everyday and had almost everyday overtime. Due to urgent calls, we can’t ignore people and say “hey shifts over, call again next time”. No we (the police) are here to help people. So the little time I had left I […]

How It Is To Be a Rider’s Mummy

Who is the first person you think of when you are suffering on your bike so much that you feel like your about to die? Your mother! At least, that’s what I do. In my mind it goes like: “Mummy, help me!”. And that’s because my mother has always been there for me. She is […]
Stop and Enjoy, I said smiling at the camera

Ride, Pause, Think, Repeat

  Hurry, Hurry, oh, no, wait, why? One thing I have always struggled with in all aspects with my life is the ability to slow down and enjoy the moment. For example, this morning at breakfast, there was no need to rush, I had absolutely no where to be, however I found myself agitated, wanting to hurry […]

New Bike Day

We all know the exciting feeling of getting new toys AKA gifts. The only difference between now and when I was a kid is that I can’t jump around and jell anymore – I could but people would look funny at me. But hey, sometimes joy takes over and I do it anyway. Last Friday I woke […]
Jolien dhoore Lotte Kopecky Hong Kong Track

Racing in Hong Kong [video]

Kaat van der Meulen (Lotto Soudal Ladies and Belgian Cycling Track Specialist) filmed her impression of the Worlds in Hong Kong. Our Belgian Cycling Team performed extraordinary! Jolien D’hoore and Lotte Kopecky won the first women’s Madison on a WC. And how! They raced so strong and so smart, countered the key attacks, won the […]

What’s a Coffee Ride [video]

Chantal Hoffman of the Lotto Soudal Ladies explains what does a coffee ride means. Cyclists goes on coffee rides when they are on a recovery ride. They don’t have to do intensive training, just make their legs spin.