NBRC Time Trial League 2021

We have resumed our club time trials following CTT guidance on holding time trials in a coronavirus safe manner. Our first event was on 14th April and will continue through the season, unless another lockdown is enforced.

Please visit the 2021 Club event page for announcements of each event, the calendar of events, and our coronavirus precautions.

As part of our coronavirus precautions, we will not be handling cash at our events and we require pre-entry online. We are working with ResultsBase for entries and timing (the same URL is used for all events in the series). Entries should go live at about 10am seven days prior to each event and close at midnight before the event. Results appear on the ResultsBase web page as they come in, and final results tables (including Vets placings and updated league tables) will be posted on the NBRC website.

NBRC on Social Media

The North Bucks Road Club has a Facebook page. This is a good place to look for last minute notes about events, details of extra club rides etc. It's managed separately from this website, but material is copied between the two sites. You can always access the Facebook page via the menu item above.

We also now have a Twitter account - @NorthBucksRC.

If you're keen on using newsfeeds, there is an RSS feed of Latest News.

Cyclocross is a form of cycle sport traditionally undertaken in the winter months. It's profile in the region rose in 2014, as Milton Keynes hosted a World Cup cyclocross round. Dave Goodhew races cyclocross during the winter, and has submitted 10 reasons to ride cross. 2014-15 was his first season, and he was really learning as he went!

  1. It is a race but drafting is not part of it so your race isn’t over if dropped like in crit and road races. So have a mini battle every race to gain places or not loose places.
  2. This is for all abilities, often one third of the field will lap the other riders.
  3. It starts at 2pm for senior races, you can lie in.
  4. The central league races have all been fairly close to MK, two races have been at the bowl.
  5. This is an hour at threshold pace; this will keep fitness over winter months.
  6. You are never cold because you are at threshold heart rate.
  7. You will crash and will have to crash to learn the limits. Most crashes are slow speed onto mud so much less risky than other forms of racing.
  8. You will gain skills, from riding to bike maintenance you will become more excellent.
  9. You can buy another bike, club cyclists like buying bikes. Please note I bought a second hand frame from eBay and used old road bike parts. Looking after your bike and using good tyres is probably the most important.
  10. It is fun and a relaxed atmosphere

More information at the British Cycling website.

See also the central cyclocross league website for details of cyclocross events.

Reports on 2015-16 Cyclocross events