CYCLING & Triathlon
hello! we are the essex blades cycling & TRiathlon club
Our Cycling Club offers training sessions and events to suit all levels of skills. All are welcome! Join us for indoor training sessions/spinning at the Essex Sport Cycle Gym and outdoor rides around Colchester. For those who want to compete, we have some intense training sessions at the local track/Northern Gateway.
Our Triathlon club will officially start this year, and therefore we will also be holding training sessions with our dear partner clubs - the Swimming and Waterpolo club and Athletics Club.
Our members can compete for the Essex Blades in BUCS, Derby Day, and other competitions (Ride London, London Triathlon and others).
Essex Blades Bronze Standard Club - 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19
Do I need anything else before I get involved?
Comfortable sports kit. Members are encouraged to bring their bikes and helmets. However, club bikes and helmets are available for competitions.
To be a part of the club, you need to join up as a member. All the different club membership options are listed below with a description of what each membership covers. If you are a non-Uni student but over 18 years old, we also welcome you to join our club. However, make sure you create a guest account before you purchase the membership.
* Please note that your membership information will be used in conjunction with Essex Sport (University), purely to provide access to required facilities and data analysis. Your data will not be shared with anyone else or used for marketing purposes.
By purchasing a membership, you are agreeing to the club's code of conduct.
Allows you to attend Come & Try sessions and Trials (and provides insurance cover at these sessions), vote in club elections, added to the club mailing list and receive a discount on Sports Fed tickets.
Includes all benefits of Basic Membership, but also allows the member to attend all club training sessions and means they are insured against injury whilst at training and matches for the Cycling Club.
Allows you to attend general club training session (although not team specific ones), vote in elections, added to the club mailing list and means you are insured against injury whilst at that Sports Clubs session.
Please note, as memberships have to be uploaded to the Essex Sport system manually, it may take 3-5 working days before you can book your session via the Essex Sport app and attend training sessions. Should you have any problems, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE SEE BELOW THE TRAINING SCHEDULE (TERM TIME ONLY) FOR 2023-24.
Castle Park (Running session)
All club members welcome. Meet & Cycle from the front of Essex Sport Gym @ 8h30. More information about Park Run can be found here. If it's your first Park Run, you will need to register here.
cycle studio (spinning indoor)
All club members welcome. Essex Sport Gym Cycle Studio. Book your spot using Essex Sport App.
Leisure World (Swimming)
All club members welcome. Meet at North Towers car park to go to Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH
CLUB TRAINING SUNDAY| 10:10AM-11:30AM (cycling SESSION - TBC) Advanced Club Members Welcome
Meet up in front of the essex sport gym at 10:00AM
aDDITIONAL TRAINING RIDES WILL TAKE PLACE EACH WEEK.
Please note, club training times listed above are during the University term-time oNLY.
treasurer - Events o.
welfare officer -Captain
Secretary - Social media O.
Freshers Fair - 06/10/2023
BUCS - Cycling 102 miles 04/11/2023
BUCS - Duathlon 18/11/2023
- To be confirmed (TBC)/Open to suggestions
Ride London - 24/05/2024
The Royal Windsor Triathlon - 09/06/2024 (World Championship Age-Group Qualifier)