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Welcome to West Drayton Mountain Bikes - promoters of the Bucks On and Off-Road Sportives and organisers of Black Park XC racing

Bucks Road Sportive : 25th February 2018

A quick reminder pre -entries for this year’s Bucks Road Sportive on Sunday 25th February close on Wednesday so to take advantage of the cheaper price and guarantee your place here

Click here for finishing times for 2017

Well time flies and we are back for another years event, over the last few weeks we have pre ridden both the courses and the hills don’t get any shallower.

For those that have not taken part before the bigger hills come on the last half of the event giving the chance for people to form some nice compact groups and share the pace for the first half.

The route takes in Chinnor Hill, Chipps Hill and Winter Hill so make sure you bring your climbing legs as there is more than 1300Metres of climbing on the long route.

The routes follow a mixture of mainly quiet B roads and some lanes, therefore the lightest race tyres are not recommended.

A sag wagon will be available for anyone suffering a mechanical failure.
Riders will be given a free energy bar or gel on signing on and a finishers medal at the end.

The HQ is the Chiltern Sports and Social club, this has a car park, a licensed bar and tea/coffee/refreshments will be available. This will be open from 7.45 a.m.


Riders will be set out in groups from 9. 30a.m.  to lessen any inconvenience to other road users, we will try and set groups off in ability groups, all the rules of the road must be obeyed.

Standard times for the rides are as follows

Long route 
Gold  3.5hrs
Silver 4.15
Bronze  5.00

Short Route
Gold Route 2.45
Silver 3.15
Bronze 4.25

As always the routes will be well marked with fluorescent arrows and GPX links will be sent to all entered riders the week pre ceding the ride.

The routes can also be downloaded from here



For those that enjoyed off road riding as well as on road why not check out our off road sportive which is in its 20th year and takes place on the 13th May where the weapons of choice are normally either cross bikes or hard tail MTBs , although also suitable to gravel bikes this is a 3 distance event 40/80/120 and the routes use a similar area to the road route but uses the bridleways in the area.

For full details go to www.bucksportive.co.uk and click on the off-road link.

For anyone looking for a friendly club why not think about joining the West Drayton who run both on and off road events, train and organise social rides/trips, once again both on and off road.

Upcoming dates:

18th/25thMarch/1st April Specialized Crits Hillingdon
April 8th Paris Roubaix 
May 14th Bucks Off Road Sportive
June 3rd Black Park XC Race
June 12th to 17th French Road Trip Massif Central to Perpignan


Yours in sport
Chris Denman chris@westdraytonmbc.co.uk