Author Archives: Holly

Monumental Bergs: The Kemmelberg

For the past several weeks the spotlight shone bright over the Spring Classics of the Flemish Ardennes; but for a brief glimmer of time the spotlight landed on the (mainly) West Flanders race Gent-Wevelgem; with the highlight of the day being the Kemmelberg. The Kemmelberg has a fascinating past; and what once was a battle […]

Monumental Bergs: The Kruisberg & Nieuwe Kruisberg

Spring has definitely arrived in Flanders; the sun is shining, birds are chirping, farmers are spraying ‘eau du flandres’ (aka.manuer), and daffodils are everywhere. This can only mean one thing… it’s time for De Ronde. And let me tell you, the people of Oudenaarde have caught De Ronde fever big time!  There are shop front […]

Monumental Bergs: The Oude Kwaremont

Next to the Muur van Geraardsbergen, this week’s feature climb is one of the most thought of climbs when you mention the Flemish Ardennes. The Oude Kwaremont has been a major player in the Tour of Flanders since the early 70’s, and has been included in many other major classics races as well. This year […]

Monumental Bergs: The Nokereberg

What a difference a week makes! This morning we treated ourselves to a glorious sunshine ride through some of the twisty farm roads of Flanders in the direction of this weeks climb, the Nokereberg. This climb runs through the town of Nokere on the edge of the Flemish Ardennes, and just inside the border of […]