We have two regular club runs each Sunday morning, usually 50 miles with a cafe stop.

Club Runs

Cyclocross is a winter sport that's has regained popularity in recent years - NBRC members race regularly

Cyclocross

Regular road racing through the season at the MK Bowl, and on road circuits nationwide, including national events.

Road Racing

NBRC members regularly tour by bike, in the UK and abroad. This is a scene from Robert's recent tour in the Outer Hebrides.

Cycle Touring

Time trials are popular, and a good introduction to competitive cycling. Find out about our 2016 club time trials.

Time Trials

NBRC Coronavirus Update 8/5/20 (updated 6/8/20)

The NBRC Committee hopes that all members and their families are coping with the current pandemic situation, and have remained well.
The last communication we issued was an announcement on our Facebook group page that all our club events have been cancelled until further notice. This remains in force.
As a consequence of the UK lockdown, the club cannot hold group rides or club runs, nor can it organise sporting events until further notice.
British Cycling and Cycling Time Trials have both suspended activity until June 30th, and this may be extended further as the pandemic runs its course. Our club time trial calendar for 2020 can be found on our website, and if possible we will start running these events once lockdown is over – though this would obviously depend on detailed guidance on how sporting events may take place.
We are also unable to hold club meetings or face to face committee meetings.

In light of this situation, we have decided that members who join or renew for (or during) 2020 will have their membership extended for 2021.

Update 6/8/20: Please note the report of the most recent committee meetings here. The committee have decided that club events should not restart until January1st 2021; we propose holding club meetings online; Sunday club rides are restarting. Full details at the link.

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