Is cycling something you’ve always wanted to try? Are you an aspiring Geraint Thomas or Laura Kenny? 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 have a steadily increasing highly active membership of over 50!
We have weekly sessions at Maindy Outdoor Velodrome (less than 5 minutes walk from Talybont residences!) and cater for all abilities. These sessions are orchestrated by our GB level coaches and CURCT road captains. Our Wednesday slot runs from 2:00-5:00pm and are split into three sessions. There is a Casuals based session from 2:00-3:00pm, great for those new to two wheels looking to build confidence on a bike and on a velodrome, followed by a Skills/Bikeability session from 3:00-3:30pm, ending with the Advanced training session from 3:30-5:00pm. For those wishing to push towards being more competitive, we additionally offer a Friday BUCS training session 5:00-6:00pm.
CURCT also lead Sunday rides each week, with three rides available of different distance and speeds and a no-drop rule. Each ride is led by a first aid trained ride leader who plan the route and often include a cafe stop! These rides are a great opportunity to explore the surrounding welsh countryside in a safe and friendly environment! These rides are done in conjunction with CUTri and offer a great social opportunity while exploring the beautiful Welsh countryside. The rides are posted on our CURCT official Facebook page, so members can choose the ride they wish to attend.
Our CURCT Socials Facebook page can be used by members to organise their own impromptu 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.
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, pub crawls, Wednesdays in the SU 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 they never disappoint! 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 ‘Tour of Cathays’ and Christmas and End of Year meals to name a few. We also run non-alcoholic socials throughout the year too such as bowling, go karting and climbing to name a few! So there’s no excuse not to get involved with the fun! All details can be found on our CURCT Socials facebook group!
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, Peak District and the Isle of Wight, this next year we are looking to continue tradition with our tours!