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In light of the ongoing Coronavirus situation, we have decided to abandon our time trial series until further notice.

We kick off the 2020 club time trial series with our opening event on the Astwood course using the version starting in Astwood, on Saturday 21st March, starting at 10am. Entry is £4.00 for members, £6.00 for 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).

PLEASE REMEMBER: REAR LIGHTS ARE NOW MANDATORY FOR ALL TIME TRIALS. If you don't have a working rear light, you won't be allowed to start.

The North Bucks Road Club will review our club time trial series in light of the current coronavirus situation. Please continue to take all precautions. Check the Facebook page and this website for latest updates. 

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.  

Results, including rider names and club affiliations, will be posted online following the event.

Please remember that the Salford bridge over the A421 is still closed, and won't re-open until May 2020 at the earliest - please factor this in to your ride to the event.

Results to follow

Membership fees for 2020 are now due.

Forms can be downloaded from this page, in Word, PDF and Open Document formats. Membership fees have not changed for 2020.

UPDATE:

As a consequence of the UK lockdown, the club cannot hold group rides or club runs, nor can it organise sporting events until further notice.
British Cycling and Cycling Time Trials have both suspended activity until June 30th, and this may be extended further as the pandemic runs its course. Our club time trial calendar for 2020 can be found on our website, and if possible we will start running these events once lockdown is over – though this would obviously depend on detailed guidance on how sporting events may take place.
We are also unable to hold club meetings or face to face committee meetings.


In light of this situation, we have decided that members who join or renew for (or during) 2020 will have their membership extended for 2021.

We've published the NBRC Club Time Trial Calendar.

Owing to problems with weather affecting our early season events in the last few years, our TT events don't start until 21st March this year.

Also new for 2020 is a new regulation which concerns the requirement for a working rear light to be fitted. This regulation is to be enforced for Club events as well as Open events. The CTT have published a Guidance Note to explain how this will be enforced - essentially any rider without a functioning rear light will not be permitted to start.

Come and ride away the excesses of the festive season at the NBRC New Year's Day '10'!

The event will 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 10.00am on Wednesday 1st January (obviously), and entry is on the line at £4.00 (NBRC members), £6.00 (non-members). 

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.

Rear Lights in Time Trials

At the recent CTT annual general meeting, a resolution making rear lights compulsory in all time trials was passed. Following some discussion around the implementation of this rule, CTT have clarified that this rule will not be enforced in events held over the Christmas and New Year period. CTT will issue further guidance for the remaining events in 2020.

Nevertheless, the club recommends the use of a properly functional rear light while racing. 

Results 

As announced by email, the 2019 NBRC Annual General Meeting will be held at 8pm on 18th November.

The venue will be The Inn on the Lake, Bletchley.

The NBRC Committee are keen to see a good turnout to take the club forward through 2020 - all members are welcome.

The club holds a social meeting on the second Monday of each month. The next is on 8th July and as usual will be at the Inn on the Lake from 8pm. Do come along to find out more about the club, and discuss club activities.

Easter Monday saw 15 children aged from 5 to 14 turn out for NBRC coaching and a Time Trial skills lap at the bowl. The 'TT' course included a slalom, 'stop in box', 360, corner, wooden ramp and poles, limbo and finally see-saw giving the children a real test to balance skills and speed. It certainly mixed the results up and a few were so close they kept the timekeeper on her toes! 

Well done everyone. Results are below. 

The next children's 'TT' (date tbc) will be a timed lap of the bowl and chance to see how they've improved since summer skills school. Huge thank you from all the children to Ian of Kaizen Cycling for coming out to coach them. 

Suzanne 

Results (asterisk indicates first NBRC TT)
1st - 51 seconds - Charlie S (1st lady) *
2nd - 59 seconds - Jack A (1st boy) *
3rd - 1:01 - Christopher M (2nd boy)
4th - 1:02 - Sam G (3rd boy) *
5th - 1:03 - Archie M (4th boy)
Joint 6th - 1:05 - Sienna G and Eleanor H (2nd ladies)
8th - 1:18 - Jet (3rd lady) *
9th - 1:23 - Oscar B (5th boy) *
10th - 1:24 - Issac B (6th boy)
11th - 1:26 - Daisy K (4th lady)
12th - 1:39 - Dexter G (7th boy) *
13th - 1:43 - James U (8th boy) *
14th - 1:47 - Arabella U (5th lady) *
15th - 1:53 - Eve S (6th lady)

***We have added a third session on Easter Monday, 22nd April***

Following the success of last year's Summer series of Children's cycle skills events, the North Bucks Road Club is proud to present an Easter series of classes. Once again, Ian Tunnicliffe is coaching

The venue is the National Bowl, Milton Keynes (enter via the H7 entrance). The Easter Monday session runs 10.00 to 11.00. Details at the Facebook Page.

We can accommodate 20 children (ages 6-12) at the event, on a first come, first served basis. 

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