The latest news from the North Bucks Road Club, including club news and announcements; club events and results; news relating to the wider cycling community. Club event results are periodically moved to the "Club Events" area, accessible from the menu above.

Our next club meeting will be held on Monday 13th November at The Inn on the Lake, 7.30pm.

Please forward any items you'd like on the agenda to Steph.

The club's Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 9th October at the Inn on the Inn on the Lake from 7.30pm. All members should have received papers via email. If you have not received them, please email Robert or Steph.

This Sunday sees the 2017 Hill Climb Championship. First rider will start 9.01am. We're using the Three Locks course, meeting in the car park by the canal bridge at the bottom of the climb. Entry is £3 (members) £5 (non-members). All are welcome: make sure you turn up in time to sign on. You'll need a mechanically sound bike and a bike helmet. We recommend the use of a rear light. You need to be 12 or over to ride time trials; if you are over 12 but under 18 you will need permission from a parent or guardian to take part (download a permission form in pdf format and in Word format). Make sure you have familiarised yourself with the course, and remember that time trials are held on open roads - take care and be observant of other road users!

Course Description    Risk Assessment  Map of course (includes downloadable gps files)

Results 

We have a club meeting on Monday 11th September at the Inn on the Inn on the Lake from 7.30pm. Come along for a drink and to chat about club matters! The Club Committee met on Thursday and the minutes of that meeting will be circulated by email prior to the club meeting. The Committee feels that we should return to conducting club business at Club meetings to ensure members' voices and opinions are better heard. 

At Thursday's committee meeting, we discussed (among other things) changes to the TT programme for 2018 aimed at encouraging newcomers, potential open TT events and the LVRC road race. 

We're back at Astwood for this event, which starts at 9.00am.  Entry is £3.00 (members) and £5.00 (non-members).

All are welcome: make sure you turn up in time to sign on. You'll need a mechanically sound bike and a bike helmet. We recommend the use of a rear light. You need to be 12 or over to ride time trials; if you are over 12 but under 18 you will need permission from a parent or guardian to take part (download a permission form in pdf format and in Word format). The course has a route description and a risk assessment. Make sure you have familiarised yourself with the course, and remember that time trials are held on open roads - take care and be observant of other road users!

Download the latest Course Description and Risk Assessment (pdf) - please note we will be using the version of the course starting and finishing in Astwood village itself (meeting point near the junction of Astwood High St and the A422) - apart from this, the course description and risk assessment are correct.

For riders new to time trialling, here's a brief introduction to time trials.  

Results 

This event in the 2017 TT League is to be held on the Stoke Hammond course. It is the NBRC '10' Championship event, rescheduled from the event which was cancelled owing to flooding of the course.

If you are new to the course, please review the course description and risk assessment. Here is the Course route - includes download links for many GPS enabled computers.

All are welcome at our club time trials: make sure you turn up in time to sign on. You'll need a mechanically sound bike and a bike helmet. We recommend the use of a rear light, especially in evening events. You need to be 12 or over to ride time trials. If you are under 18 you will need permission from a parent or guardian to take part (download a permission form in pdf format and in Word format). Each of our courses has a route description and a risk assessment. Make sure you have familiarised yourself with the course!

The event starts at 9.00am, and entry is on the line at £3.00 (NBRC members), £5.00 (non-members). 

The full events calendar is here

Results 

30/8/17 Update - unfortunately the latest news on the Brogborough course is that it is once again affected by roadworks.  This event will now take place on the Stony Stratford course. Apologies for the confusion! 

Owing to roadworks on the originally scheduled Brogborough course, this week's club time trial is on the Stony 11.4 mile course. If you are new to the course, please review the course description and risk assessment. Here is the course route - includes download links for GPS enabled computers.

Please note that owing to recently installed traffic-calming measures, we will be using a slightly different start/finish point.  All are welcome at our club time trials: make sure you turn up in time to sign on. You'll need a mechanically sound bike and a bike helmet. We recommend the use of a rear light, especially in evening events such as this one. You need to be 12 or over to ride time trials. If you are under 18 you will need permission from a parent or guardian to take part (download a permission form in pdf format and in Word format). Each of our courses has a route description and a risk assessment. Make sure you have familiarised yourself with the course!

The event starts at 9.00am, Saturday 2nd September, and entry is on the line at £3.00 (NBRC members), £5.00 (non-members). Maximum number of riders 40. 

Following the cancellation of the Club 10 mile Championship event on 9th August owing to flooding, the Championship will be held on the Stoke Hammond course on 9th September, starting 9am.

Results 

This week's club time trial is on the Stony 11.4 mile course. If you are new to the course, please review the course description and risk assessment. Here is the course route - includes download links for GPS enabled computers.

Please note that owing to recently installed traffic-calming measures, we will be using a slightly different start/finish point.  All are welcome at our club time trials: make sure you turn up in time to sign on. You'll need a mechanically sound bike and a bike helmet. We recommend the use of a rear light, especially in evening events such as this one. You need to be 12 or over to ride time trials. If you are under 18 you will need permission from a parent or guardian to take part (download a permission form in pdf format and in Word format). Each of our courses has a route description and a risk assessment. Make sure you have familiarised yourself with the course!

The event starts at 6.45pm, Wednesday 23rd August, and entry is on the line at £3.00 (NBRC members), £5.00 (non-members). Maximum number of riders 40. The meeting point is in the car park by the river, on Calverton Road, near the start by Milford Avenue. 

This is the last evening event in our time trial series. The next event will be on Saturday 2nd September at 9.00am, and is on the Brogborough course. However, this course may not be available owing to traffic lights - if so, we will once again use the Stony course. Following the cancellation of the Club 10 mile Championship event on 9th August owing to flooding, the Championship will be held on the Stoke Hammond course on 9th September, starting 9am.

Results 

We had a good turnout of 16 riders tonight. Dry weather and quite warm. Another good ride from Barry to take the win.

This evening we used the original start point, since the traffic calming thing gives right of way to traffic heading away from Stony Stratford, but moved the finish line south of the traffic calming. AFAIK, this didn't cause problems and is the same start/finish as used by Team MK on this course.

Pos No Name Club Time Cat Vets Std .+ / - Vets Std
1 8 Barry Connolly TeamMK 25.19 Sen.      
2 7 Chris Manko TeamMK 25.44 Sen.      
3 16 Leigh Smith JCA-Equipe Velo 26.10 Sen.      
4 11 Robert Saunders NBRC 27.56 V57 31.13 .+ 3.17 1
5 9 Andy Wickham NBRC 28.07 V47 30.17 .+ 2.10 2
6 15 Evan Carter Corley Cycles 28.56 Junior      
7 17 Geoff Perry Born To Bike 29.10 V57 31.13 .+ 2.03 3
8 14 Louis Carter Corley Cycles 29.23 Espoir      
9 10 Nathan Gallavan NBRC 30.03 Sen.      
10 4 Stephen Henson TeamMK 30.41 V47 30.17 .- 0.24 8
11 6 Paul Woodham Bossard Wheelers/NBRC 30.47 V66 32.25 .+ 1.38 .= 4
12 3 Chris Hartley NBRC 31.19 V60 31.33 .+ 0.14 6
13 2 Clive Faine TeamMK/NBRC 31.45 V71 33.23 .+ 1.38 .= 4
14 5 Alun Duncan-Jones TeamMK 33.26 V64 32.06 .- 1.20 9
15 13 Stephanie Cousins NBRC 33.30 LV53 33.17 .-  0.13 7
16 1 Graeme Church TeamMK/NBRC 37.31 V51 30.38 .- 6.53 10
  12 Jason Lee NBRC/TeamMK DNF V48 30.22    
                 
Finish Time Keeper:- Tony Farmborough, NBRC          
Start Time Keeper:- Katja Rietdorf, Born to Bike          
Pusher Off:- Dave Carrington, NBRC          
Signs - James Richardson, NBRC