MKRC Womens 4+, Bedford 2014 We have an active Summer and Winter Programme of events and training schedules, both at weekends and in mid-week. This covers both water based training (both rowing and sculling) and land based training (circuits and rowing machines).

In general we meet at the clubhouse at the following times:

Mondays
18:30 to 20:30 (on the water in Summer, circuits in Winter)

Tuesdays
09:30 to 11:30 (Recreational rowing, Summer only)

Thursdays
18:30 to 20:30 (on the water in Summer, circuits in Winter)

Saturdays
07.15 to 09:00 (Senior squad)

Saturdays
09.30 to 11:30 (Senior and Development squads)

Sundays
07.15 to 09.30 (Senior squad)

Now that the nights are drawing in, there is no longer enough light for us to get out on the water on the Monday and Thursday sessions. This means we have reverted to indoor training on these evenings. This is usually circuit based, but we vary the contents between sessions to keep it interesting. If you're not yet ready to start out on the water (or simply want to get fit), we do also offer an option (during the winter) of a circuits based membership. Week-end rowing is unaffected so we will still be training on the water on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

You're welcome to drop in to one of these sessions but before coming down (especially at a week-end) it is worth contacting us first or checking the forthcoming races page. This is because if we are competing at an event, there may be limited (or no) training on those days.

Rowed before?

If you have rowed before and are looking to get back into the sport, or want to change clubs for any reason, we also offer taster memberships or pro-rata annual fees.

Alternatively, if you row currently at University or College and want to carry on during the vacations, we also have a Student Away membership at reduced rates. Both of these allow you full access to club facilities and to compete for the club.

You can find more details on membership types and fees on the membership page. If you'd like to ask any questions about membership or the club, just drop us a line to find out more.

Recreational Rowing

As a result of our increased membership and in response to demand from people who wish to take part in non competitive rowing we have opened a Recreational section. We now offer water time to rowers whose main interest is mainly Rowing for Recreation and not Rowing for Racing. The recreational time is normally when none of our racing squads are training, our objectives are to have fun, to improve our rowing technique and to keep fit (we also manage to fit in some socialising and cake. We will also be arranging recreational events with other clubs in the locality.


We are particularly interested in attracting new members who have rowed before and have an interest in returning to the sport; we have existing club members who have returned after from 10 to 45 year breaks! People who have the time available and would like to learn to row are also most welcome and classes will be provided.

For more details, please contact us