GU Cycling Club
Joining UofG this year? Interested in cycling or keeping fit? We are the sport for you! Have a read below about what the club can offer you. If you have any questions, please message us!
What can we offer you?
If you love riding your bike, you have come to the right place. Our club is all about cycling at all levels: recreation, sport, touring, training and racing. We are active in road, track, mountain biking and BMX in Glasgow and the West of Scotland. However seriously you take your cycling, we hope you'll join our friendly, inclusive club and get the most out of cycling while you are at the University of Glasgow.
What is a club without a social side? We don't know either! We have weekly meetups at a bar for a casual chit-chat, as well as bigger social events which vary from Lycra Hive to Sub Crawls! Anyone is welcome to join our social events, so bring your friends along too!
Most weekends, when Scottish weather allows, the club runs several group road rides. We usually have at least two groups going out which include a quicker, longer ride (≈75km) as well as a shorter ride (≈50km) with a more relaxed, social pace and a cafe stop! You can pick what group is right for you. If you are new to cycling or just new to Glasgow, we can show you the way around Glasgow's roads in a safe and social environment. All rides have a ride leader who will look after you! MTB and BMX meetups are also organised throughout the year.
Somewhere to get fit
We can get you fit! Whether you're into cycling or not, our weekly Revolve Studio spin classes and Strength & Conditioning sessions can help get you to where you want to be. Our Revolve classes offer a great cardio hit and the S&C sessions can provide an introduction to weightlifting, stretching and general fitness. These are all transferable skills and applicable to whatever your passion may be.
Want to dip your toe into racing or continue competing throughout university? Many of our club members race road, track, cyclocross and mountain bike. There is a wealth of knowledge throughout the team, with everyone having a varied background in how they started cycling. Each year we subsidise entries to local races, BUCS and university associated races, as well as supporting riders with access to transport. Most importantly, we have a fun, friendly community that encourages people to enjoy cycling – whatever their level – and wish to support our riders throughout their university career.
The club holds various events throughout the year. We have previously organised:
- 'Glasgow University Bella Crit'
- 'Cross at the Cube' around Garscube
- Local hill climbs around Glasgow
We enjoy working together as a club to showcase the roads and circuits around Glasgow. There is lots of scope to get involved with organising events, which is a very rewarding role in the club.
Be part of a community
Cycling is a versatile sport. From long days on the saddle to sweaty sessions in the Revolve studio, the things that remains constant are bikes and socialising! No matter your fitness, ability or experience, we have an amazing community for you to join.
- See the Club Sport Training Timetable for training times
Last updated: 29/06/2020
How to Join
Joining is a simple, three-step process:
- Join UofG Sport with a full-access (not off-peak) membership
- Contact the Club about what membership type you should select (where applicable)
- Use the Club Management Portal to join the Club online