The North Bucks Road Club was formed in 1952, after a meeting in the Wheatsheaf pub at Bow Brickhill. Frank Allcorn wrote a brief history of the club for the 40th anniversary, which was reprinted for the 50th anniversary dinner in 2002, and which can be read here. More recently, Derek Taylor has written and published a history of the club, priced £6 - contact Derek for further details.  The club caters for all types of cycling, with members actively racing in time trials and in road races, but also audax, cycle touring and sportives.

Monthly Club Meeting

The club meets on the second Monday of each month at 7.30pm. From June 2016 to February 2017, we met at The Wheatsheaf, Bow Brickhill. The Wheatsheaf was the location of the first meeting of the North Bucks Road Club (in 1952). The Wheatsheaf closed in February 2017. Currently we meet at The Inn on the Lake. See the announcement of meetings for details.

Discounts in Local Bike Shops

The club is grateful for support from two of the principal Milton Keynes bike shops who will give members discounts on purchases on production of their membership cards.
Corley Cycles at Stacey Bushes have supported NBRC for many years and we thank Phil and his staff for their help and advice on all matters cycling.
Ceri Dipple at 23c in Stoney Stratford will ask customers to join their shop scheme to qualify for discounts. Thanks to Ceri and her colleagues.

Club Runs

Our club runs depart on Sunday mornings, usually around 9am from Harley Hall, near the junction between V10 (Brickhill Street) and H9 (Groveway). The destination of these runs is somewhat impromptu, and seems to depend upon who turns out, but usually includes a cafe stop. Distances are usually around 50 miles. Read more about our club runs.

Road Racing

We are affiliated to British Cycling. Even some of the hardened time triallists in the club have taken racing licences! Regular road races are held at the Milton Keynes Bowl. Read more about Road Racing.

Time Trialling    

The club is affiliated to Cycling Time Trials, the Northants and District CA and the Norlond Combine. The NBRC organise at least two open events each year, plus a series of club time trials mostly on Wednesday evenings. Here is a brief introduction to time trialling. Why not come along and give it a go? Read more about Time Trialling.

Cyclocross

Cyclocross is a winter racing discipline. Historically, the North Bucks Road Club has been very active in cyclocross, and we're seeing a resurgence of interest, particularly as a result of the recent World Cup cyclocross round held in Campbell Park, Milton Keynes. Click here for more about cyclocross. Read more about Cyclocross.

Sportives and Audax    

The club organises a late season event, the Brickhills Challenge (here's the notification for the 2014 Brickhills Challenge). Proceeds from the Brickhills Challenge are donated to charity. Members regularly participate in sportive events. Our main participant in Audax, Steve Abraham, has undertaken a major cycling challenge in 2015 (see below). Read more about Sportives and Audax.

Touring

Several members, including the club chairman (Robert Saunders), tour by bicycle. You can read more of Robert's tandem cycle tours (mostly in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and in Normandy) over at his Flies & Bikes blogRead more about cycle touring.