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.

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 

The September NBRC Club meeting will be held a week later than usual, 17th September from 7pm.

The venue with be the MK Bowl HQ. Dick will provide refreshments in the HQ building (where all the NBRC kit formerly stored in Harley Hall is stored). This meeting will be a good opportunity to se the kids' session in action - it runs from 5.45pm to 7pm in the North Car Park accessed from Chaffron Way or it may go into the Bowl Arena or Backstage area in which case Gate 4 will be open (this gate is in the North Car Park over to the right as you enter, follow the road round).

Any agenda items to Steph by email please.

This event in the 2018 TT League is to be held on the Stoke Hammond course. Owing to lane closures, we will use an alternative course, which will be at Astwood - check the NBRC Facebook group for updates.

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 9.00am, and entry is on the line at £3.00 (NBRC members), £5.00 (non-members). 

The full events calendar is here

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.

We need more volunteers to help with signage - without this, the upcoming events can't take place. If you can help, please contact Robert and he'll add your name to the list.

Results 

Event abandoned due to lack of riders!

We understand there may be roadworks on the Brogborough course. The event may be abandoned or transferred to an alternative course. Please see the NBRC Facebook group for any updates. [update 31/8/18]

This event is scheduled to be held on the Brogborough course (F15/10). This is the fastest of the courses 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 9.00am, 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 

Event abandoned owing to ongoing water main repair.

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 7.00pm 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. 

This is the last evening event in our 2018 time trial league: all remaining events will be on weekend mornings.

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 

Aaron is organising the Foxley Classic LVRC race on 9th September, and the club will require assistance on the day. Aaron writes:

The Foxley Classic LVRC races are to be held on 9th September, race starts at 10am. Race is in the morning only and the HQ is at Greens Norton Community Hall (not the A5 Rangers club rooms).
 
We have a full field of 80 riders and I now need to start pulling things together.
 
We will need marshals, drivers, signing on, people to serve teas and coffees etc so any volunteers much appreciated so I can allocate jobs.

We have a club meeting on Monday 13th August, at the Inn on the Lake. 

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

We'll be back on the Astwood course for this week's event to be held on Wednesday 15th August, starting at 7.00pm, 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!

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 

Pos No Name Club Time Cat Vets Std .+ / - Vets Std
1 12 Adam Fisher Cambridge CC 21.36 Sen.      
2 11 Leigh Smith JCA-Equipe Velo 22.37 Sen.      
3 3 Andy Sharman Baines Racing 23.40 V47 26.32 .+ 2.52 4
4 17 Robert Saunders NBRC 23.47 V58 27.26 .+ 3.39 1
5 20 Lindz Barral JCA-Equipe Velo 23.48 V41 26.04 .+ 2.16 6
6 14 Kevin Stokes Born to Bike 24.32 V56 27.14 .+ 2.42 5
7 4 Dave Creese ChronosRT 24.52 V66 28.23 .+ 3.31 2
8 9 Katja Rietdorf Born to Bike 25.20 LV47 28.39 .+ 3.19 3
9 10 Ian Markham ChronosRT 25.30 V49 26.41 .+ 1.11 9
10 8 Geoff Perry Born to Bike 25.31 V58 27.26 .+ 1.55 7
11 16 Alan Crane ChronosRT 25.53 V49 26.41 .+ 0.48 11
12 5 Kevin Creese ChronosRT 26.27 V64 28.06 .+ 1.39 8
13 15 Ritchie Dixon TeamMK 27.26 V51 26.50 .- 0.36 13
14 19 Mark Sanderson Beds Roads CC 27.55 V43 26.13 .- 1.42 14
15 22 Steph Cousins NBRC 28.21 LV54 29.14 .+ 0.53 10
16 18 Michael Paitinson Corley's 28.22 V42 26.09 .- 2.13 16
17 6 Cflive Faine TeamMK/NBRC 28.39 V72 29.26 .+ 0.47 12
18 2 Steve Cole NBRC 28.54 V53 26.59 .- 1.55 15
19 13 James Heslop TeamMK 29.57 Sen.      
20 7 David Crane ChronosRT 30.08 V53 26.59 .- 3.09 17
21 21 Martyn Douglas Unattached 30.41 Sen.      
22 1 Graeme Church TeamMK/NBRC 32.05 V52 26.54 .- 5.11 18
                 
Time Keeper:- Chris Hartley & Tony Farmborough NBRC          
Pusher Off:- Bryan Scarborough NBRC           
Signs both up & down:- Chris & Mary Hartley NBRC