British Cycling events - organiser Wayne Thomas


Saturday April 1st; Friday April 14th (Good Friday); Saturday April 15th; Saturday April 29

BC Masters 4 Week Criterium Series at the MK Bowl, aimed at male and female riders aged 40+ 

***[10-Jan-17] Note that due to a clash with another event, the racing on April 22nd has been moved a week earlier, to April 15th*** Three separate races (not concurrent) – 40-49; 50-59; 60+

Aproximately 79 minutes each, at 1140, 1300 and 1420.

10 minutes between each race. Given the potential weather issues at this time of the year (and to minimise marshalling requirements) we will use the simple inner "D-shaped" loop, alternating direction each week. Women's racing: we plan for women to race with men in a 10 years older age group. We will consider running it as one Women's Masters Race, run concurrently with the Men's 60+ race, and would welcome thoughts.


Sunday July 23rd North Bucks Festival of Cycling

This year we have one day of racing, with two races:

Morning: Men – National B – 75 miles

Afterboon: Women's Grand Prix (a round of the prestigious National Road Series) – 75 miles

The race HQ is in Newton Longville (as for 2016). We are using a shorter course than in 2016: a 4.2 mile circuit with just three turns. The finish is in the same location as in 2016, but is approached in the other direction. 


League of Veteran Racing Cyclists Event - organiser David Price

Sunday 25th June - National Road Race Championships for C & D Categories (50-54 and 55-59 years).

There are two separate races, and the course is the usual Foxley circuit near Towcester.


Other Road Events 

NBRC Members “Beginners” Circuit Races at Milton Keynes Bowl, organised by Wayne Thomas

We plan to hold 2-3 beginners races on Monday nights, dates and format to be confirmed, subject to BST - we welcome input from the membership here. We expect experience racers to advise and guide inexperienced riders. get the full experience of "signing on", pre-race briefing, a sprint finish - with club mates. 


Local Road Race and Training Events

Hillingdon Winter Circuit Race Series  7th, 14th, 21st and 28th January and 4th, 11th February 2017 - Excellent opportunities to keep some winter fitness. Wayne is intending to ride- contact him for more information.

MK Bowl Spring Circuit - Races for 2/3/4 Categories and Women. Saturdays 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th March

MK Bowl Thursday night races (Milton Keynes Cycling Association) -  Races for E/1/2/3/4; 4th Cat only; Women only. These events run weekly 13th April to 7th September.

MK Bowl LVRC races - These run on Tuesday evenings from 2nd May to 22nd August. For riders, 40+, usually three concurrent races: 60+ for 60 minutes, 50-59 for 50-55 minutes and 40-49 for 60-65 minutes.

MK Bowl Training Nights - the MK Bowl is open on Tuesday for anyone to attend during January and February 1800-1930. You will need good front and rear lights as lighting at the Bowl isn't great. Make sure you ride clockwise, and take care as there will be riders of varying experience and ability.