This week's club time trial is the annual hardriders event, featuring two trips up the Bow Brickhill climb. If you are new to the course, please review the course description and risk assessment. Hopefully the weather will have improved by this event! Course route - includes download links for many GPS enabled computers. Note also that this course is covered twice.

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!

This event is on Sunday 27th March, and starts at 9.00am. Entry is on the line at £3.00 (NBRC members), £5.00 (non-members). Maximum number of riders 40. NOTE THAT BRITISH SUMMERTIME BEGINS 1am ON SUNDAY 27TH!

The full events calendar is here


A cold and blustery morning greeted the riders who showed up for the annual NBRC Hardriders club event. There was an interesting mix of road bikes and TT bikes, possibly reflecting the confidence (or not) in muscling a TT bike up the Bow Brickhill climb not once, but twice. Some, myself included, felt the advantages elsewhere on the course merited a potentially slower ride up the hill on a TT bike.

Well done to Doug Coleman for the win. He passed me in Woburn Sands on the first lap! First NBRC rider was David Price with Tim Bailey hot on his heels. Thanks as usual to Bryan, Tony and Steph.

    Solo Event   Lap 1 Lap 2       Pos.On
Pos No Name Club Time Time Cat Vets. Std .+ / - Vets Std
1 12 Doug Coleman CC Luton 25.16 50.25 Sen      
2 13 Richard Wood TMG Horizon Cycling Team 25.32 51.08 Sen      
3 8 Richard Golding Equipe Velo 26.04 52.17 V47 53.39 .+ 1.22 1
4 1 Barry Connolly TeamMK 26.57 52.21 Sen      
5 15 James Fox    CC Luton 26.42 53.12 V40 52.31 .- 0.41 2
6 6 Lindz Barral Equipe Velo 27.26 54.48 Sen      
7 2 Matthew Wooton TeamMK 27.23 55.13 V40 52.31 .- 2.47 6
8 10 David Price NBRC 28.18 56.18 V48 53.48 .- 2.30 4
9 18 Tim Bailey NBRC 28.12 56.29 V49 53.58 .- 2.31 5
10 7 Tom Krause Equipe Velo 28.22 56.37 Sen      
11 9 Robert Saunders NBRC 28.25 57.14 V56 55.08 .- 2.06 3
12 14 Chris Hart CC Luton 30.37 57.37 Sen      
13 3 Ian Markham Chronos RT 30.31 61.02 V47 53.39 .- 7.23 7
14 5 Neill Boddington NBRC 30.44 61.39 V41 52.41 .- 8.58 8
15 4 Phill Elvidge Club Corley 30.57 62.26 V42 52.51 .- 9.35 9
16 11 Wayne Thomas NBRC 35.19 …….. V64 56.55    
    Two up TTT              
1 16 Steve Torley    (2 up TTT) TeamMK 27.55 55.53 Sen      
1 16 Jason Gurney  (2 up TTT) Arbis-Colbert Cycles RT 27.55 55.53 V46 53.30    
Time keepers:- Steph Cousins & Tony Farmborough NBRC          
Pusher off & Course Marshals:- Bryan Scarborough & Andy Wickham NBRC    

Handicap Results

And the handicap results, courtesy of Bryan Scarborough:

A really good turnout on a not so good morning . We just managed to beat the rain which blessed us minutes after the last rider finished! Despite our 18 riders, only four had ridden the course before, so the handicap results are shorter than usual. Well done to everyone who turned out. Hope you all had a tailwind home!

Place Rider time  
1 Robert Saunders  43:55  
2 Lindz Barral 49:34  
3 Richard Wood 51:08  
4 James Fox 52:37  

Photo gallery

Nathan sent in three sets of photographs. He took the first set near the start, the second as riders scales Church Road for the second time, and the third set were taken near the finish.