hello, we are the essex blades cycling club

Cycling is a great way of keeping fit and seeing the local area without spending too much money. Why spend loads of money on a gym membership or a bus pass when a bike does both jobs for you? We offer cycle rides to suit whatever level cycling you want to do, from casual rides to the seaside, to intense training sessions for those that want to compete. In addition, club members get access to trips to the Olympic Cycling facilities in London. No bike? No problem – we have club bikes you can borrow to get you started!

How many teams do we have?

Our members have the opportunity to compete individually for the Essex Blades in BUCS and other competitions throughout the year.


Recent honours?

Essex Blades Bronze Standard Club - 2016/17


Do I need anything else before I get involved?

Comfortable sports kit. Members are encouraged to bring their own bike if they wish, however club bikes are available to use if not.

Join us*

To be a part of the club, you need to join up as a member. All of the different club membership options are listed below with a description of what each membership covers.

To access training sessions, you will need to become a full/playing member and purchase a 2018/19 Blades Pass (£20) which will provide you with access to your training sessions. If you already have an Essex Sport Membership (either Bronze, Silver or Gold) you do not need to purchase a Blades Pass. You can purchase your Blades Pass here. If you don’t have a PIN already, click on ‘Forgotten your Pin’ and enter your student e-mail address. Here's a help guide if you need it.

* Please note that your membership information will be used in conjunction with Essex Sport (University), purely for the purpose of providing access to required facilities and data analysis. Your data will not be shared with anyone else or used for marketing purposes.

Training times

Please note, club training times listed below are during University term-time only.

More training times/rides will be announced adhoc on club social media pages listed at the top of this page.


thursday | 8-9pm | spin studio

All club members welcome.



Club committee