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.

***We have added a third session on Easter Monday, 22nd April***

Following the success of last year's Summer series of Children's cycle skills events, the North Bucks Road Club is proud to present an Easter series of classes. Once again, Ian Tunnicliffe is coaching

The venue is the National Bowl, Milton Keynes (enter via the H7 entrance). The Easter Monday session runs 10.00 to 11.00. Details at the Facebook Page.

We can accommodate 20 children (ages 6-12) at the event, on a first come, first served basis. 

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This event is scheduled to be held on the Brogborough course (F15/10). This is the fastest of the courses we currently use for our TT league, and it's usually popular. 

If you are new to the course, please review the course description and  risk assessment. The map of the Course route includes download links for many GPS enabled computers (you need to select "EXPORT" near the right hand edge of the screen to access this).

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 7.00pm, and entry is on the line at £4.00 (NBRC members), £6.00 (non-members). The meeting point is under the flyover midway between the start at the top of Brogborough Hill and the finish. We're limited to 40 riders for this event, so make sure to get there in good time to ensure a ride.  If you're riding out to the event, please take care to bring lights for your ride home.

Volunteers to help out with signage and time-keeping for this and future events are welcome. Please review the calendar of time trials and if you can help with some of our events, let Robert know either directly or via the website's contact page.

The results of this time trial will be posted online shortly after the event has been completed. These data include riders’ Names, Club, Category and their Result.

Please, if you can help with running this or any future time trials in our 2019 TT League, please review the Time Trial Helpers listing. If you wish to volunteer, contact Robert and he'll add you to the list.

Results 

We're racing on the Astwood course using the version starting in Astwood, on Wednesday 17th April, starting at 7pm. Entry is £4.00 for members, £6.00 for 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)

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

Results, including rider names and club affiliations, will be posted online following the event.

Results 

Following the success of last year's Summer series of Children's cycle skills events, the North Bucks Road Club is proud to present an Easter series of classes on Monday 8th and 15th of April. Once again, Ian Tunnicliffe is coaching

The venue is the National Bowl, Milton Keynes (enter via the H7 entrance). Each session starts at 5.45pm (arrive in time to set up for a prompt start) and will finish by 7.00pm.

We can accommodate 20 children (ages 6-12) at the event, on a first come, first served basis. 

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Closed Circuit , Milton Keynes Bowl – Saturday, 16 March 2019

The North Bucks Road Club is organising Round 3 of the MK Bowl Circuit Series on Saturday 16th March 2019.

This is a closed circult event, and takes place at the Milton Keynes Bowl, Watling Street, Elfield Park, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK5 8AA. It incorporates a race in the Women's Team Series as well as the MK Bowl March Circuit Series.

You can enter online at the British Cycling website closing date Thursday, 14th March 2019

Event Overview

Circuit and carparks open from 8am 
Registration opens at 8:30am 
Cat 3/4 Race starts at 09:30 
Womens E/1/2/3 starts at 10:55
Mens E/1/2/3 starts at 12:20

There will be entry on the day if there is space.

 

The next NBRC Club Meeting will be at the Inn On The Lake from 8pm on Monday 11th March. All welcome to come along and throw ideas around!

Our club President produces an occasional club newsletter, the most recent being a January 2019 edition (pdf). 

The next club meeting will be on Monday 14th January at 7.30pm at The Inn on the Lake. There's no agenda, but committee members should there to find out what's going on (and to raise issues, make suggestions and so forth. 

I'm hoping to obtain samples of other jersey styles from our current club kit supplier in time for the meeting on the 14th January.