Ronde van Vlaanderen Notebook
Because inspiration doesn’t wait for you to be at your desk.
All The Handmade Cyclist’s designs start life as a sketch in a notebook. A shape, a line, a story. Pen, pencil, or whatever was to hand. Thoughts, ideas, plans. A great notebook is a companion, a colleague and a confidante.
Our beautiful notebooks feel as good as they look, with a luxurious and durable soft-touch cover (don’t be surprised if you can’t stop stroking them) and with 96 pages there’s month's worth of doodling to be done. The ideal size to fit in a jacket pocket or bag, with an elastic closure to keep things tidy. A great gift for the cycling fan if your life, or a perfect treat for you.
The Monuments (Milan-San Remo, Paris-Roubaix, The Tour of Flanders, Liege-Bastogne-Liege and the Tour of Lombardy) are five of the oldest, longest and toughest one-day cycle races in the world. Each has its own unique character, landmarks and legends. We’ve created new, wide-screen versions of our designs exclusively for our notebooks, for a beautiful wraparound cover.
An unassuming name for the race many rate as the greatest of them all. Famous for a brutal and relentless series of 'bergs' (hills), the names of which have become famous around the world - truly some of the most feared, hallowed and iconic names in cycling. The bergs are short, steep cobbled climbs, tackled in quick succession.
Difficult in the dry, near impossible in the wet, many of the pro cyclist reduced to walking at some stage. Historically the race has often climaxed with the Muur van Geraardsbergen, one of the steepest of them all. At the top the riders pass the chapel of Our Lady of Oudenberg - few have time to enjoy the view.