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Welcome to Cardiff University Road Cycling Team 2018/19!
Is cycling something you've always wanted to try? Are you an aspiring Geraint Thomas or Laura Trott? Looking to have a good time here at Cardiff University?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions then you’ve come to the right place! Here at CURCT, there is something for everyone!
We are currently ranked as a Silver Tier club by the Athletics Union and last year had more than 100 members!
As a member you can take advatage of all the amazing oppurtunities we offer to our members and our membership's start at £30!
We have weekly sessions at Maindy Outdoor Velodrome (less than 5 minutes walk from Talybont residences!) and cater for all abilities. These sessions are led The Wednesday slot runs from 2:00-5:00pm and are split into two sessions. There is a skills based session, great for those new to two wheels looking to build confidence on a bike, followed by a faster paced training session. We also have track booked for Friday race training 5:00-6:00pm.
CURCT also lead Sunday rides each week, with various rides available of different distance and speeds. Each ride is led by a first aid trained ride leader who plan the route and often include a cafe stop on the more casual rides! These rides are a great opportunity to explore the surrounding welsh countryside in a safe and friendly environment!
Our Facebook pages are used to organise spontaneous rides throughout the week as well! Anything from a duo of riders to a large group may go out on these rides and they are perfect for meeting new people and spending some free time on the bike.
This year we will also be offering structured gym session on Thursday evenings 6:00-7:00pm for anyone looking to improve their cycling speed and gain some strength!
It's not all about the bike riding though! We're also known for our out-of-this-world socials. Don't believe us? Head down for one of our socials and we guarantee you will have an unforgettable night! From trips to the pub, to full blown pub crawls and nights out in town... we do it all. It's our resident Social Secretary's job to ensure you have a good time and she never disappoints! Socials are nothing to be afraid of and offer the best way of getting to know your fellow club members while having a good time! With regular social dates, you'd be mad to not come along! An idea of what you can look forward to include; The famous 'welcome drinks' night, The 'Tour of Cathays' and Christmas meal to name a few. We also run non-alcoholic socials throughout the year too! So there's no excuse not to get involved with the fun!
Marmots on Tour! That’s right! Fancy a holiday? We offer the opportunity for our members to travel out of Cardiff and explore! The Tour events of the past include Snowdonia, Devon, Brecon and the Isle of Wight, this next year we are looking to continue tradition with our tours!
The Time Trials are the best way of testing improvement over the year, be it up Caerphilly Mountain or on the Newport Flats. They present the opportunity to ride solo against the clock against your personal bests and other members of the club.
As well as all the above there are opportunities to race in numerous events. These events include the BUCS Championships, Varsity events against our rivals at Swansea University Cycling Team, Western University League, British Cycling Races and Charity events!
If any of this appeals to you then do come along! We will have taster sessions for both track and a sunday ride if you are still unsure, or just get into contact with any of our committee if you have any burning questions. So grab your helmet, jump on your bike and we'll see you in September!
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REFUND POLICY: All students are welcome to attend our give it a go sessions. If they express an interest in joining the club they will be able to attend training for 2 weeks before membership must be purchased. After this two week cooling off period the membership fee will not be refunded except under extreme circumstances at the discretion of the club president. All track sessions attended before purchasing membership will be charged at £2.
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