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We'll be back on the Astwood course using the version starting at the BikeBus on Wednesday 18th April, starting at 7pm. Entry is £3.00 (members) and £5.00 (non-members). 

All are welcome: 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. You need to be 12 or over to ride time trials; if you are over 12 but 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).

The course has a route description and a risk assessment. Make sure you have familiarised yourself with the course, and remember that time trials are held on open roads - take care and be observant of other road users!

If you are riding out to the event, don't forget to bring lights for your return journey!

Download the latest Course Description and Risk Assessment (pdf)

For riders new to time trialling, here's a brief introduction to time trials.  This event is part of our Newcomers League.

Results 

This event is scheduled to be held on the Brogborough course (F15/10). This is the fastest of the curses we currently use for our TT league, and it's usually popular. Please note that development activity adjacent to the course may mean a last minute course change - check this page and the Facebook group for any updates.

If you are new to the course, please review the course description and  risk assessment. The map of the Course route includes download links for many GPS enabled computers (you need to select "EXPORT" near the right hand edge of the screen to access this).

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!

The event starts at 7.00pm, and entry is on the line at £3.00 (NBRC members), £5.00 (non-members). The meeting point is under the flyover midway between the start at the top of Brogborough Hill and the finish. We're limited to 40 riders for this event, so make sure to get there in good time to ensure a ride.  Remember to bring lights if you are planning to ride home after the event.

The full events calendar is here

Results

Unfortunately this event had to be abandoned. A road closure on the A421 led to severe traffic levels on the course. As an additional hazard, very heavy thunderstorms blew in just as the race was starting.

The club would be grateful if members could offer to help out with warning sign placement in our time trial league. See this schedule of events for more details, and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to add your name.

In the old days, before this website and the Facebook group were set up, the club had a Newsletter, published on an erratic schedule. These days, El Presidente (Dick Selley), produces an occasional newsletter for the club. The latest has just gone off to the printers for those members who like this things om paper. For the rest of us, here it is as a pdf.

The next Club Meeting with be held at The Inn on the Lake on Monday 9th April from 7.30pm.

As a reminder, we now conduct club business at our club meetings, so an agenda will be prepared - any items for the agenda should be sent to Steph or Robert by email. 

Club meetings are held on the second Monday of each month. They are also listed on the NBRC Calendar on the front page of the website.

The 2018 North Bucks Road Club Dinner and prizegiving will be held on Saturday 24th March.

Venue - The Old Mill, Newton Blossomville, 7.30pm for 8.00pm
 
Price - £20 per head
 
Menu
Starters
Soup, Brie and Walnut salad or Prawn cocktail.
 
Mains
Roast Beef and Yorkshire pudding, Salmon en papillote or Macaroni cheese.
                               
Desserts
Fruit crumble, Sticky toffee pudding or Ice cream.
 
Please advise This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Helene if coming and menu choices. 

Our club president produces an occasional print newsletter with club updates.

The latest, January 2018, is also available from this website in pdf format: January 2018 Newsletter.

We've published our 2018 time trial series calendar on the website. We're keen that riders who’ve never given time trialling a go should feel free to come along to one (or more) of our events. All of our events are designated ‘come and try it’ events, though we’ve selected several that may suit beginners.

The first three events will be held on the Astwood course on the first three Saturdays of March. Each event starts at 10am and uses the BikeBus cafe as race HQ. The first event is on 3rd March.

For 2018, we have made some changes to the time trial leagues:

  • We have selected five events on the Astwood course to use as a ‘Newcomers Competition’ - to be eligible you have to be a newcomer to the sport, and you’re expected to be using a regular road bike rather than a specialist time trial bike. Feel free to ride as many of these events as you wish: the winner will be the rider with the best improvement through the five events. These events will be using the BikeBus as the race HQ, where we’ll give a briefing to new riders, and you can sign on.
  • We will have a womens’ league this year, organised in the same way as the other leagues, in which a rider’s best seven places through the time trial series count to their final points tally.

All our events can be entered on the line, with entry at £3 for NBRC members, £5 for non-members.

The full time trial calendar can be found at this website, along with more information about time trials. Full details of each event are posted a week ahead in the Latest News section of the website. These details will include links to detailed course descriptions and risk assessments for each course we use. Results are usually posted within 24h of the event.

If you have any questions, or wish further information, don’t hesitate to contact us.

We have been looking at the club clothing design and also the garments and supplier.  At the February club meeting last night I proposed a new club kit which was seconded by Aaron McCaffrey, and voted in agreement by majority vote by those in attendance. As you will see this is very similar to the classic NBRC kit that has been worn by during some of the most successful periods of the club.