Milton Keynes Rowing Club (MKRC) is based at Caldecotte Lake on the south side of the city. The lake, one of the city's balancing lakes, gives us access to around a 1 kilometre straight stretch of water, running from the North Lake to the South Lake.
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). We row throughout the year at week-ends (Saturday and Sunday mornings) and during the evenings (Monday and Thursday) in the summer months, switching to land based training during the winter evenings.
Membership is varied and we encourage all levels of rowing ability, from experienced rowers to complete newcomers to the sport, for whom we run Learn to Row courses. We welcome people of all ages, from Juniors through to Masters. We also welcome supporters who perhaps may wish to take their rowing a little less seriously or just help with the club's activities.
We provide a mixture of both rowing and sculling, covering all types of boats from singles through to eights.
Built in 1982 as a balancing lake - designed to prevent the River Ouzel from flooding the southern part of Milton Keynes - Caldecotte Lake also provides many opportunities for leisure. Walking, cycling and, of course, watersports, are all popular, and there is an excellent children's play area close to the windmill. But the size of the lake means it's also easy to escape the activity and find a peaceful spot to enjoy the plentiful wildlife. More information about Caldecotte Lake can be found at The Parks Trust website.