The latest news from the North Bucks Road Club, including club news and announcements; club events and results; news relating to the wider cycling community. Club event results are periodically moved to the "Club Events" area, accessible from the menu above.

From Nathan:

The club kit order window is now open, all first and second claim members should have received an email from Nathan with an order form attached.  If you haven't received an email, please contact Nathan either via the contact page or via Facebook.

If you are ordering kit, this form needs to be returned via email by Friday 27th January at the latest. We have a club meeting on Monday 9th January, which offers a good opportunity.

More on Club Clothing

 

21st January, 10am start

Meeting point: Wolverton Rail Station, Stratford Road Wolverton

This event is aimed at those that maybe new to cycling, would like to meet new friends or to find out more about joining a club and the benefits that can bring. We will do a ride of approximately 20 miles with a coffee stop. No one will be left behind and we will ride at the pace to suit all. This is a an opportunity to come and talk to one of the friendliest clubs around. We will be targeting several sportives throuhgout the year to help riders set targets and help them get there along the way with help, advice and company whilst training. Follow this and other NBRC events via our Facebook page.

The next club meeting is again held in the The Wheatsheaf pub in Bow Brickhill. We meet from 7.30pm on Monday 9th January. We will be meeting in the Function Room, as usual. The Wheatsheaf (website; map location) was the venue for the first ever meeting of the North Bucks Road Club, so it seems quite satisfying to return there! Please do make the effort to attend.  

As ever, please email any agenda items to Robert or Steph via the Contact Page. I'll add them to this notification as they come in. 

Agenda items

The calendar of club TTs for 2017 has been posted - click here, or access it via the Club Events > 2017 Club Time Trials menu item above.

It's a similar calendar to previous years, and includes three Come & Try It events - while all our club event are open to all, these are the three events we'll publicise. We'll be compiling the usual League tables. Be aware that we may make some changes, so keep an eye on this.

Thanks to Dave Carrington for sorting this out.

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.

What with the disruption to the website over the last couple of weeks, there has been a delay in producing the league tables for the 2016 Club TT League. Just to remind you: riders are awarded 150 points for first place, 140 points for second place and so forth. A rider's series total is the sum of his or her best 7 placings. I have prepared three tables: The Open League, which is open to all riders who took part in the time trial series (the NBRC League consists of the same points allocations, but includes only first claim NBRC riders) and  the Veterans and Handicap Leagues, based on veteran standards and Bryan's mysterious handicapping system respectively.

Here are the top 10 placings in each League. I'll add a link to the full table for each in a day or so.

The 2017 New Year's Day '10' will be on the Stoke Hammond bypass course (F5d/10). See the course description for details - here is a  map of the course. We start at 10am, entry is £3.00 for members, £5.00 for non-members.

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 - note that time trials are ridden on open roads. Make sure you have familiarised yourself with the course! Here's a brief introduction to time trials.  

Results

The next club meeting is again held in the The Wheatsheaf pub in Bow Brickhill. We meet from 7.30pm on Monday 12th December. This month, we'll be meeting in the bar rather than the function room owing to a prior booking.

The Wheatsheaf (website; Google Map) was the venue for the first ever meeting of the North Bucks Road Club, so it seems quite satisfying to return there! Please do make the effort to attend.  

As ever, please email any agenda items to Robert or Steph. I'll add them to this notification as they come in. We are expecting to finalise numbers for the Club Dinner (13th January 2017 at The Wheatsheaf) at this meeting, so come along with a deposit to reserve a place. The Wheatsheaf would like menu choices before Christmas, so this would be an ideal time to choose your menu.