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.

The next club meeting will be on Monday 14th January at 7.30pm at The Inn on the Lake. There's no agenda, but committee members should there to find out what's going on (and to raise issues, make suggestions and so forth. 

I'm hoping to obtain samples of other jersey styles from our current club kit supplier in time for the meeting on the 14th January.

Membership renewals are now due for 2019. Please find the latest forms in three formats through the links below. You can renew (or join), paying by cheque or via the British Cycling website - details in these forms. You don't need to be a British Cycling member to submit membership payments via the British Cycling website. The new membership forms include a statement on GDPR compliance which you should review.

Membership form in Word format (docx)

Membership form in Adobe Acrobat format (pdf)

Membership form in Open Document format (odt)

Here's a direct link to the NBRC entry at the BC website, from which you can pay membership subs to the Club using a credit card.

The British Cycling website has a rather busy design - these are the steps to pay your membership fee.

1. Click the red button "BUY CLUB MEMBERSHIP" - this shows the membership options.
2. Select the membership option you require by clicking the appropriate "BUY MEMBERSHIP" button and filling out the form. It's a bit easier if you have BC membership (it pre-fills much of the information required by the form), but this isn't necessary.
3. Once the credit card payment is verified, you should receive email confirmation.

In order to comply with GDPR requirements, there is a new section on the membership form, so this should be submitted to the Membership Secretary even if you have paid through the British Cycling website.

The 2019 New Year's Day '10' will be on the Stoke Hammond bypass course (F5d/10). 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.

We start at 10am, entry is £4.00 for members, £6.00 for non-members. Please let Robert or Tony know if you are able to help with signage on the day. Please note increased entry fees owing to the increase in CTT levy for 2019.

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 

This meeting has been cancelled. We will next meet for the January meeting, when the NBRC committe will bring a paper outlining our proposals for the year ahead. This will be circulated in advance of the January meeting.

We have a club meeting on Monday 10th December, at the Inn on the Lake. 

Please suggest any agenda items via the NBRC Facebook page.

We have a club meeting on Monday 8th October, at the Inn on the Lake. 

Please send any agenda items to Steph or Robert (see Contacts page). 

Sunday 7th October sees the 2018 Hill Climb Championship. First rider will start 9.01am. We're using the Three Locks course, meeting in the car park by the canal bridge at the bottom of the climb. Entry is £3 (members) £5 (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). 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!

Course Description    Risk Assessment  Map of course (includes downloadable gps files)

Results 

Those who follow our Facebook Group will have seen postings regarding the kids' development series that the club organised this summer.

I can follow this up with a report on a Special Time Trial comprising one lap of Milton Keynes Bowl. Suzanne Golder, our Club Development Secretary reports "North Bucks are so proud to have had the first ever childrens fun TT at the end of the summer skills school. Designed, not for competition, but for personal progression we look forward to seeing times change over the years as these lovely children develop. PB's all the way! (Suzanne)"

Pos No Name Club Time
1   Archie NBRC 2.30
2   Christopher NBRC 2.31
3   Sienna NBRC 2.44
4   Alexa NBRC 3.17
5   William NBRC 3.30
6   Keira NBRC 4.06
7   Daisey NBRC 4.10
8   Oscar NBRC 4.23
9   Scarlett NBRC 4.49
10   Eve NBRC 4.58
11   Issac NBRC 4.59
12   Finley NBRC 5.13
13   Holly NBRC 5.36
         
Time Keeper:- Suzanne Golder. NBRC    
Official Observer :- Dick Selley. NBRC    

This week's time trial will be a 20 mile event covering two laps of the Astwood course, starting at 9.00am. Entry is £3.00 (members) and £5.00 (non-members). 

This event is two laps of the Astwood circuit, and it's the NBRC Time Trial Championship for which first claim NBRC members can win awards. All riders are welcome at this event.

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). 

Download the latest Course Description and Risk Assessment (pdf) - please note we will be using the version of the course starting and finishing in Astwood village itself (meeting point near the junction of Astwood High St and the A422) - apart from this, the course description and risk assessment are correct. Please take take care to give way when passing through Astwood after finishing the first lap.

Results