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Milton Keynes Cycling Association

Milton Keynes Cycling Association was formed in 1982 to promote cycle racing and events in the Milton Keynes Area.

MKCA organises and co-ordinates events at the Milton Keynes Bowl promoting the long standing Thursday night series and helping other local clubs and organisations to promote events at the venue.

Milton Keynes Cycling Association was formed in 1982 after the Milton Keynes Development Corporation (MKDC) and the Council (MKC) indicated that they would rather deal an organisation rather than individual clubs and their members.

 

The cycling fraternity had asked for a closed road facility for racing and MKDC agreed to tarmac the Bowl roads to grid road standard; initially the perimeter road and subsequently the East, West and North Car Parks. This also improved the venue for other uses.

 

All roads had flush kerbs until the link to the Car Auctions in Elfield Park was constructed to an “adoptable standard” in the East Car Park (Gate 1 to the A5D bridge).

 

MKDC built the Bowl and in 1992 passed it to MKC when MKDC ended, subsequently the Commission for New Towns (CNT), a government development quango, which inherited the assets of MKDC and other new town development corporations, purchased MK Bowl from MKC.

 

Then the landowner of the Bowl, CNT became English Partnerships (EP) and later the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) who now find themselves “under review” by the new government.

 

In order  to enable the Milton Keynes Cycling Association  to :-

(a) Continue to hold the MK Bowl lease agreement for the next two years with HCA,

(b) Modernise the existing structure to limit the liability of it’s members to £1,

(c) Apply for grants as and when opportunities arise.

It was agreed at the 2010 AGM to transfer the entire association’s assets to the Milton Keynes Cycling Association Limited by guarantee (MKCA Limited).