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 club is organising an LVRC road race event on Sunday 25th June on the Foxley circuit near Towcester, and helpers/marshals for the event are required. We've cancelled the club runs on that day, but there will be a group ride over to the event HQ (the A5 Rangers club room) in Towcester for those helping out at the event.

There are races in morning and afternoon on the circuit - helpers are needed for both - let David Price (who's organising the event) know if you're coming.

As reported on the Facebook page, NBRC member Denise Fitzgerald completed the Tour of Cambridgeshire Gran Fondo last weekend, coming 9th in her category and qualifying for a place in the Worlds. Here's her report on the day out in the fens...

A year into my cycling and with 4 Sportives under my belt I had the bright idea of entering the Gran Fondo Race thinking it would be fairly similar; how wrong could I be! I guess you are all experts in racing but here are the 3 key lessons I took away:

David Price emailed to ask for help for the LVRC National Road Race Championships that he is organising on 25th June. He writes:

The format is slightly different this year, in that we will have one race in the morning at 10am and a second at 14.00.  It will mean a long day for those that are willing and able to give up a full day.
I mainly need help with the marshalling of the junctions. Each race requires approximately 18 marshalls.  I already have some of the morning racers offering to help with the event in the afternoon.
Race HQ is A5 Rangers Clubroom in Towcester.
After Gordon and Sue Batcock stepped down from this role last year I am looking for helpers to run the kitchen on the day and help make the sandwiches for the marshalls food bag. 
All offers of assistance will be greatly appreciated! This is an important NBRC promotion.

The North Bucks Road Club now has an open Facebook group intended to provide a forum for sharing information and discussing our Sunday club runs. Our club runs depart from Westcroft or Newport Pagnell - see the calendar of club runs.

You can find the group at

The upcoming club meeting will be a social meeting at The Inn on the Lake, 7.30pm.
The Club Committee have been making plans for changes, including using social messaging for communications, and the new club run calendar. Come along and discuss the changes, and what other things we could do as a club! All contributions of ideas most welcome. Let Nathan know if you need to collect club kit.

Here is the club run calendar, for May to July 2017. Please notify David Carrington or Robert Saunders if you wish to lead a club run. Here is  more information on the new club run arrangements.

Start Points for these runs:

W: Westcroft (outside the Nut and Squirrel)

NP: Newport Pagnell (outside the Medical Centre)

Club Run Calendar May to July 2017

Big news for this week is that James set a new club 25 mile TT record, having completed the Lea Valley '25' on the E2/25 in a blinding 49:52. We left the race HQ before all the results were in, so we don't yet know what place that time earned him.

We hear through the grapevine that is Facebook that Andy completed the Paris-Roubaix sportive and is apparently drinking a 'well-earned green tea'. Hopefully we'll hear more of this exploit on his return.

We have a club meeting on Monday 10th April, from 7.30pm. We're returning to the The Inn on The Lake. This time, Dick has arranged an upstairs room. Nathan will be bringing along the club kit order, which has arrived. This is a social meeting, but it's also an opportunity to discuss club matters with the club committee.