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Cyclocross

Team Milton Keynes members regularly participate in the Central Cyclocross League, with races scheduled from the beginning of September through to January. The league covers the area from North West London through to Northampton, so races are rarely more than 1 hours’ drive away.

The club has a number of experienced coaches that can assist in improving the ability of riders; from those new to riding off road, through to riders who compete at national level. In addition to the coaching provided to the under 16s on a Saturday afternoon, there is usually coaching 1 evening a week between September to November. This session is designed to suitable for experienced and novice adults, and older children and focuses on a combination of development of techniques and simulating race conditions.

MTB

Through membership of Team Milton Keynes, club members are permitted to ride throughout Aspley Woods and Rushmere Park.

Aspley Woods covers a large undulating area between Woburn Sands, Aspley Guise, and Bow Brickhill the land is owned by Bedford Estates, with access managed by The Greensands Trust. The woods include a number of permissive paths for horse riders and cyclists, public and other footpaths and bridleways.

Rushmere Park is next to Heath and Reach near to Leighton Buzzard. Rushmore Country Park was privately owned until purchased by Central Bedfordshire Council and the Greensand Trust who opened it to the public in 2011.

For the most up to date information on riding these areas please visit Woburn Bike Trails or Facebook.

A number of club members also regularly participate in mountain bike racing, and the club actively supports the sport by organising mountain bike races, at Milton Keynes Bowl. For non-competitive cyclists the club has an experienced Mountain Bike Leader to lead rides. With rides regularly arranged in the local woods.

A popular local event is the Bucks Off Road Sportive an off-road sportive around the bridleways of Buckinghamshire usually taking place in May.

If you are interested in XC racing then check out Mud, Sweat, and Gears and Friday Night Summer Series

Other local riding can be found at Chicksands Bike Park and Aston Hill Trails.

See the contacts page for your cyclocross & MTB club representative.