Amazing shot of one of our scullers in action on Caldecotte Lake

Corona Virus update 17th May 2021

MKRC has re-opened, with all regular club sessions now running

A step closer to normality with restrictions further easing today 😊. The most significant change for MKRC will be that the kitchen may now open for hot drinks. Please see below for how this will operate and how other restrictions will be eased:

Clubroom & Kitchen area: Maximum 6 people including 2 behind the counter serving drinks. Could you please enter the clubroom through the main door, collect your drink, and leave via the patio doors. ‘Tuck system’ will be operating.*

Toilets & Changing Rooms: Maximum 6 people, which includes 2 in the toilet area

Pontoons: Try to spread across pontoons as much as possible, but during busy periods, two 4+’s may boat / land on the same pontoon.

Equipment Washing:

  • Boats: No need to wash with bleach BEFORE outing, instead just spray touch points around your seat with disinfectant. Please continue to wash with bleach / disinfectant AFTER outing.
  • Blades: No need to wash with bleach BEFORE outing provided everyone carries their own blade. Please continue to wash with bleach / disinfectant AFTER outing.
  • You should have already received a mail from Karen explaining that cleaning stations will now be determined by the type of boat you’re rowing in, rather than being allocated each week.

Hope it’s clear! A few new things to remember, but let’s continue to help each other get it right.

And a reminder that Face Coverings are required indoors and requested outdoors.


Welcome to Milton Keynes Rowing Club

Milton Keynes Rowing Club (MKRC) is based at Caldecotte Lake on the south side of the city, at the Water Sports Centre on Monellan Grove (map at the bottom of this page). We share access to the lake (which gives us around a 1 kilometre straight run) and a clubhouse with the Milton Keynes Sailing and Canoe Clubs.

We have an active Summer and Winter Programme of rowing with races, events and training schedules, weekends and mid-week, as well as social functions. This covers both water training (rowing and sculling) and land based training (circuits and rowing machines).

Membership is varied and we encourage all levels of rowing and sculling ability, from experienced rowers to complete newcomers to the sport (for whom we run Learn to Row courses). We welcome people of all ages and abilities, from complete beginners through to experienced, competitive rowers. We also welcome supporters who perhaps may wish to take their rowing a little less seriously or just help with the club's activities and have now introduced a Recreational Rowing squad.

So if you want to try out a new sport or rediscover the enjoyment of rowing and sculling, just come on down to the club during one of the training sessions where you will receive a friendly welcome or contact us by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you do intend dropping in, please check our race schedule first, to make sure we will be there!

To find out more about the club, please do browse the site - to find directions to the club, please see the map at the bottom of the page

Boat Shed

It's finally here, after many years of fund raising and a huge effort fromt he club members, we finally have our own, purpose built boat shed!!! To see how it progressed, please see this amazing video
Boat shed video

European Masters GOLD

Yet another stunning performance by a MKRC rowers, this time Helen Marshall, who took GOLD at the European Masters' Regatta in Munich. In the inaugural Women Masters B Lightweight category, her time of 4:32.17 was enough to put her at the head of the field, adding to her collection of titles. She missed out on a second gold by just 0.2 seconds in the C category as well!

World Masters GOLD for MKRC - again

Following on from the last two years where Milton Keynes Rowing Club have returned from the World Rowing Masters Regatta with Gold medals, we again managed the feat at this year's event in Bled, Slovenia. This time it was Paula Heywood and Karen Wilson in a composite Women's Eight (with York and Leicester) coxed by Club Captain Chris Wilson who delivered the GOLD MEDAL performances. This was backed up by a really strong performance from the other crews, taking an amazing six second places, mixing it with the best masters rowers in the world.


Paula, Karen and Chris with WRMR2017 Medals

Where we train

To see where we train, see this stunning video, taken by our Chair's husband, Barry Rivett

2015 Regatta

There's also another brilliant video, taken at the 2015 MKRC Regatta

Club Sponsors and Supporters

We'd like to thank the following companies and organisations for their support to the club, helping us grow and establish ourselves. If you'd like to join them, please see the Sponsorship page

Parks Trust logo CMYK logo Sport MK logo
Explore Rowing logo Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors logo IrisGuard logo

Support the club

A simple way to help support the club is to use the easyfundraising link on this page whenever you buy anything on the web. This raises money if you shop at many retailers - and can save you money as well

Thanks for helping support us at Milton Keynes Rowing Club