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 races, events and training schedules, weekends and mid-week, as well as social functions. This covers both water training (both 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 sport 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


We need your help!

Avivia have launched the Community Fund, which will help local organisations such as MKRC with raising funds for community projects. We have applied to the fund for backing to buy five new indoor rowing machines, to help train and develop new members.

All we need you to do is to go to the Aviva site, register and vote for us! The more people who do so, the better our chances, so please go on-line NOW, vote and then share!

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

The Vet Centre logo Speedheat logo HK Hair logo Explore Rowing logo

Support the club

A simple way to help support the club is to use the link on this page whenever you buy anything from Amazon. Just by going to Amazon by clicking this link will mean that we get 5% of your order value and it won't cost you anything! Using the easyfundraising link also raises money - and can save you money as well

Thanks for helping support MKRC