2016/17 Club Members
The University of Birmingham Cycling Club welcomes people from a beginner to professional standard. As a club, we consist of road cyclists, off road cyclists, track cyclists & what we like to call “social cyclists” — people that enjoy the odd ride but mainly attend our social events. We have two training camps in the academic year: one in the first semester and one in Easter. This is the perfect opportunity for new members, current members & alumni to all come together to socialise and ride.
The benefits of cycling are endless, it has been scientifically proven to: increase your brain power, beat illness, make you live longer & above all, give you a happier lifestyle. Whether you want to stay active, ride on some “gnarly trails”, or win the Tour de France, the Cycling Club will support you.
We are sponsored by: PlayerLayer, Lapierre Bikes & Primal Europe.
How to get involved
To find out more about the club please get in touch with the club captain. The membership fee is £65 which gets reduced to £30 in Term 2.
For those who don’t want to cycle outdoors, UBSport and Fitness has SPIN and CYCLE classes that are bookable online.
3 skills this sport will give you:
Training times & venues
Tuesday 19:30 (Sport & Fitness)
Thursday 19:30 (Sport & Fitness)
Frequent trips to trail centres.
Training sessions in the Derby Arena during the first semester before BUCS track.
These are our official training times, but other rides that take place will be posted in the Facebook group.
Since 2012/13, we have been BUCS gold medalists in:
Women’s Road Race
Women’s Team Gold Cyclocross
Women’s 10 Mile Time Trial
Women’s 25 Mile Time Trial
Women’s Team Time Trial
Women’s Individual Pursuit
Women’s 5km Scratch
BUCS silver medalists in:
Women’s 10 Mile Team Time Trial x2
Women’s Individual Hillclimb
Men’s Individual Hillclimb
Women’s Team Sprint
BUCS Bronze Medalists in:
Men’s Road Race
Men’s Individual Hill Climb
Women’s Team Hill Climb
Women’s Individual Cyclocross
Women’s Team Cyclocross
Men’s Team Cyclocross
We also have members of the Cycling Club who are excelling at a regional, national and international level. From 2016/17, our riders have won a selection of National B Road Races, won the National Cyclocross Series, come second in the HSBC National XC series & even finished 27th in the World Cyclocross Championships.
The first training camp of the year is always a highlight. Every year we seem to bring a record number of new members, current members and alumni along. We are always situated in a fantastic location in the Malverns. It’s an event which brings the whole club together at the start of the year.
Level of competition/participation:
We have four different groups for our club rides; namely, A, B+, B- & C. The A ride is for experienced cyclists who can ride long distances at a fast pace. B+ and B- are a similar standard, but the B+ group will go a bit faster. C is for riders who might be new to cycling or just want a short, leisurely ride.
Interesting facts about the Cycling Club
- We have one of the cheapest membership costs at the University (and our membership cost includes lots of extras such as spinning sessions)
- We own a range of club equipment, including road bikes, track bikes, mountain bikes, rollers, turbos and other spares
- We organise two official British Cycling races every year — a criterium and a stage race. You can get involved in these events by volunteering to help out or by racing
- We had 110 members last year (2016/17)
- You don’t have to race to be a member of the Cycling Club, but if you want to compete at BUCS and other races, you can!