The Lion Samples Gravel (& Cobbles!) with Horsham Cycling

6 February 2023

Dave Scott

Atop Ranmore

Thumbs Up for our gravel

All kitted out...

We were hugely honoured to be joined on a recent Club offroad gravel ride by Johan Museeuw, aka the ‘Lion of Flanders’. [For those unfamiliar with their cycling history...] Johan’s palmarès includes wins at major races: Paris-Roubaix (3 times); the Tour of Flanders (also 3 times); Paris-Tours (1993); Amstel Gold (1994) and 2 stages of the Tour de France, among many other noteworthy achievements. As if that wasn’t enough, he was crowned World Road Race Champion, 1996. 


Johan was invited to join the ride by Club members Tony and Angela Brown, whom he met a few months ago. After the ride he came back to the Carfax for coffee and was sporting enough to don a Club jersey. 

We were delighted that Johan accepted our invitation to join the Club as our first (and only) Honorary Member. As a cobbles expert, he would of course be welcomed back any time to teach us how to ride the infamous Carfax version!