BUCS Hill Climb 8 x 5
BUCS 8 x 5
BUCS Downhill 8 x 5
BUCS Time trials 8 x 5
BUCS Track Womens Medal winning Team 8 x 5
Club road rides 2 8 x 5
Club road rides 8 x 5
Halesowen outdoor track practice 8 x 5
MTB club rides 8 x 5
Training camp hill climbing 8 x 5
Training camps 8 x 5
Beautiful local training road rides 8x5
The University of Birmingham Cycling Club are a friendly club, catering to cyclists at all levels from recreational to professional standard. The club has members across all disciplines, from road to downhill, track to BMX.
Membership to the club gives you access to all training sessions- there are no entry requirements other than the ability to ride a bike. Whether you’re interested in competing for the club, get out riding on some new roads or trails, or are just interested in a sociable way of getting fit, the cycling club is for you.
Please check out the sections below for more information about membership, training times and how to get in touch.
We hope to see you soon out on a ride!
How to get involved
We offer 2 weeks free entry to club sessions as a taster, after which you must pay your £80 membership:
Full membership: £65
Reduced term 2 only membership: £30
Triathlon top-up membership: £40
Please note that on top of the club fee there is a £16 fee that covers personal accident insurance when training or competing for the University, access to free cross-training sessions such as circuits and yoga, as well as a contribution to the costs of affiliation to various national governing bodies. This fee is only payable once so if you did decide to join a second club then you would not need to pay a second fee.
For those who don’t want to cycle outdoors, UBSport and Fitness has SPIN and CYCLE classes that are bookable online.
Training times & venues
Training times and venues
Wednesday 1.30pm – Meet outside Sport & Fitness
Sunday 9am – Meet outside Sport & Fitness
Indoor cycling (spinning) classes:
Tuesday 7.45-8.45pm – Cycle Studio, Sport & Fitness
Thursday 7.30 – 8.30pm – Cycle Studio, Sport & Fitness
Off- road rides:
Off-road rides do not run on a regular schedule, but please get in touch for details of the next sessions
Track sessions at Derby velodrome do not run on a regular schedule, please stay in touch via our social media
We host two training camps at year at venues away from Birmingham. The first weekend training camp takes place in Malvern in autumn term, and the 2nd longer training camp at the end of the summer term. Both training camps are open to road and off-road riders. Please stay in touch via our social media or email mailing list for details of these training camps as they are booked.
Successes and Achievements
In 2018/19 BUCS season, we won: – 5 individual gold medals and 1 team gold medal – 4 individual silvers, and 1 team silver -1 team bronze medal
This makes us one of the top performing University of Birmingham sports teams, as well as one of the best university cycling teams nationally.
Club Captain: Hal Ryan Gill
Interesting facts about the Cycling Club
- We organise several races each year- including criteriums, time trials and cyclocross
- We own a range of club equipment including road, cyclocross & track bikes, turbo trainers & rollers, all of which can be borrowed free of charge by club members
- Our membership is one of the best value for money in the university, including extremely cheap cycle classes
- We don’t have any minimum training attendance, making our club great to fit around any level of study, undergraduate or postgraduate