Knights Accreditation:

 

The University of Reading Cycling Club

UoRCC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                      UoRCC 2019/20 (Well some of us anyway)

 

About us

Whether you’re a racer, road cyclist, mountain biker, or you just fancy getting out on your bike with new people and exploring Berkshire, Oxfordshire and the amazing Chiltern Hills, then our club is for you!

As one of the newest clubs at the University, we pride ourselves on offering a wide range of riding and events across multiple disciplines and for all abilities, as well as creating a friendly, welcoming environment for anyone who’s keen to get involved. We run official rides four times a week during term, alongside regular mountain bike rides suitable for all abilities. Last year UoRCC enjoyed one of the most successful years we’ve ever had as a club, with many new members joining and the race team going on to successfully compete across a host of disciplines. 

On top of riding, being part of the Cycling Club will give you access to regular club socials, joint events with other universities, the ability to compete in varsity and other opportunities that we will introduce as the year progresses.

We look forward to riding with you!

 

New to Cycling?

Got back on a bike in lockdown? Many people started cycling during lockdown and maybe have little experience riding on roads and with others. Don't worry we have a dedicated Social Ride Captain, Amelia. She will be leading social rides every Sunday. These rides will be at a leisurely speed, will always involve a cafe stop and no one will be dropped. These rides purpose are to get people riding therefore are open to anyone to no matter your experience or relative fitness. All you will need is a road style bike, helmet and a drink, dont feel like you need to have all of the kit you see professionals wearing, sports clothes and trainers are absolutely fine. We will be starting with one social ride a week but if there is lots of people wanting more then we will be happy to set up more.

 

Mountain Biking

If you're into your mountain bikes then join us every Sunday for trips to all our local riding spots. Our club is lucky enough to be close to an array of beautiful countryside with great riding such as Swinley Forrest and The Surrey Hills that have their own distinctive style of riding that will satisfy a range of MTB disciplines. As with any good MTB ride the riding will be easy going with the goal being to have a good time with all levels of ability welcome. Beginners looking to get into the sport are also welcome with most bike parks offering a rental service that is well worth the small fee that is attached, we promise that you'll fall in love with the sport before the end of your ride. We will also be going on day trips to places like The Forrest of Dean, FlyUp Bike Park and Bike Park Wales, with these bike parks boasting amazing runs that cater to any level of ability. So bring your mountain bike, get involved and start riding with us.

 

Everyones Welcome

It's not just students that we have in our club, non-students, alumni and even staff are able to become a member and join us for rides. We are proud to be the only sports club at the University in which the Vice Chancellor, Rober Van de Noort, is a member and joins us on some socials rides. Robert has been cycling his whole life and believes that two wheels is "the most civilized way of moving through the world". Ever since joining the University in 2014 he has been an advocate for sustainability and has commuted to campus by bike and train. During lockdown Robert has had the time to reconnect with the sport of cycling and has duly upgraded his bike (right). He is hoping to join our social café rides when he can throughout the year.

 

Club Bikes

We currently have just 1 club road bike that we will be loaning out on a per ride basis. This is to ensure that as many people as possible can benefit from using it. If you would like to find out the availiability of the bike and use it for a ride then contact Alex Steddy or drop a message on one of the clubs social accounts.

 

Membership

We have kept our joining fee as low as possible (£15.15) to ensure we are open to as many students as possible. Your membership will go towards the maintenance of club bikes and equipment as well as socials events later in the year. There are no hidden costs or extra fees, your membership fee covers you for as many or as few club rides and events as you want to come on. Palmer track sessions and race fees are extra events and therefore not covered by the club. If you haven't joined a sports club already this year then you will be charged a sports fed fee (£15.15) on top of the membership, this is an insurance in case of accident while on on club rides. This is mandatory for joining any sports club however if you are joining multiple clubs then you will only need to pay for it once.

 

Timetable:

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Tuesday - Palmer Park Outdoor Track Session - 20:15-21:45 - Bring your student card for a significant discount

Wedneday - Club group ride(s) - ~13:00 - Meet outside SportsPark

Thursday - Palmer Park Outdoor Track Session - 20:15-21:45 - Bring your student card for a significant discount

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Sunday - Club group rides (Fast, Social & MTB) - ~12:00 - Meet outside SportsPark

 

Useful Links:

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/uorcycling

Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/uorcycling

Instagram: www.instagram.com/uorcycling/ (@uorcycling)

Strava Club: www.strava.com/clubs/uorcycling

British Cycling: www.britishcycling.org.uk/club/profile/8901/university-of-reading

CTT: www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/find-clubs?name=University+Of+Reading+Cycling

Local Routes: https://ridewithgps.com/collections/969?privacy_code=3ibi8nRBk7AsWNH4

Email: rurcc19@gmail.com

 

Join

  • Cycling Student Membership£15.15
  • Cycling - Non Student Membership£20.15

Products

  • Cycling - Mizuno Cycling Jersey£42.15
  • Cycling - Mizuno Men's Cycling Shorts£54.75
  • Cycling - Mizuno Quarter Zip Tech Fleece£51.15
  • Cycling - Mizuno Black Team Cap£12.75
  • Cycling - Mizuno Nara Skinny Track Pants£21.15
  • Cycling - Mizuno Cotton Polo (With Printing)£19.29
  • Cycling - Mizuno Hybrid Jacket (With Printing)£45.75

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Committee members

President

Secretary

Treasurer

Social Secretary

Welfare Rep