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For those of you who haven't seen the news on the Facebook Group, the first consignment of the new club kit has arrived. Here's it all laid out in all it's glory:

ClubKitArrived

Some club members have already been out in the new kit:

A couple of results from races at the Milton Keynes bowl this week:

On Tuesday 19th June, Sean Dines took 6th place in his LVRC race (full results);

On Thursday 21st June, Aaron McCaffrey won the British Cycling Cat 3/4 race, after a strong sprint. Aaron commented: 

Race last night was the 3rd cat event at the bowl. Fast race on a sunny evening at an average of 26mph for the hour, with no significant moves going through the race due to the speed. Once we got on the big circuit the numbers started to whittle down and it came down to a bunch sprint, which I won. Was good to win again at the bowl especially in the new kit, which was super comfy and fast.

Last weekend's trip to Italy with Sean obviously helped, riding up all the mountains including the Stelvio, Mortirolo and Gavia.

We'll be back on the Astwood course for this week's event to be held on Wednesday 27th June, starting at 7.15pm, using the version of the course that starts in Astwood. The meeting point is near the junction of Astwood High Street and the A422. 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!

We are keen to attract riders new to time trialling - this year we have a Newcomers series - for more details see this description.

Download the latest Course Description and Risk Assessment (pdf)

For riders new to time trialling, here's a brief introduction to time trials.  

The results of this time trial will be posted online shortly after the event has been completed. These data include riders’ Names, Club, Category and their Result.

Results 

This week's club time trial is on the Stony 11.4 mile course. If you are new to the course, please review the course description and risk assessment. Here is the course route - includes download links for GPS enabled computers.

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 such as this one. 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 7.15pm and entry is on the line at £3.00 (NBRC members), £5.00 (non-members). Maximum number of riders 40. The meeting point is in the car park by the river, on Calverton Road, near the start by Milford Avenue. 

The results of this time trial will be posted online shortly after the event has been completed. These data include riders’ Names, Club, Category and their Result.

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.

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 7.15pm, 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.  

The results of this time trial will be posted online shortly after the event has been completed. These data include riders’ Names, Club, Category and their Result.

Results 

We'll be back on the Astwood course for this week's event to be held on Wednesday 6th June, starting at 7.15pm. Unfortunately, the BikeBus cafe is unavailable, so we will use the version of the course that starts in Astwood. The meeting point is near the junction of Astwood High Street and the A422. 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!

We are keen to attract riders new to time trialling - this year we have a Newcomers series - for more details see this description.

Download the latest Course Description and Risk Assessment (pdf)

For riders new to time trialling, here's a brief introduction to time trials.  

The results of this time trial will be posted online shortly after the event has been completed. These data include riders’ Names, Club, Category and their Result.

Results 

This evening event in the 2018 TT League is to be held on the Stoke Hammond course.

If you are new to the course, please review the course description and risk assessment. Here is the Course route - includes download links for many GPS enabled computers.

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 7.15pm, and entry is on the line at £3.00 (NBRC members), £5.00 (non-members). 

The full events calendar is here

PLEASE NOTE THAT TIME TRIAL RESULTS WILL BE POSTED ONLINE 

Results 

We'll be back on the Astwood course using the version starting in Astwood on Wednesday 23rd May, starting at 7pm. Entry is £3.00 (members) and £5.00 (non-members). For this event, we will meet in Astwood by the juntion with the A422.

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.  

PLEASE NOTE THAT TIME TRIAL RESULTS WILL BE POSTED ONLINE HERE. 

Results 

The event was abandoned owing to roadworks in North Crawley and associated three way traffic lights.