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. Our Cycling Club 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. We are trying to have Triathlon this year (2021-2022). Therefore, we will hold training session with Swimming and Waterpolo club and Athletics Club.
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. At the same time, we suggest our member to join Colchester Rover Cycling Club, which is a historical cycling club around Colchester. In order to have more chances to ride with different people or even join races.
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 own bike and helemt if they wish, however club bikes and helemts are available to use if not.
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. If you are a non-Uni student but who over 18 years old, we also welcome you to join our club. However, make sure you created a guest account before you purchase the membership.
* 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.
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 are able to book onto your session via the Essex Sport app and attend training sessions. Should you have any problems, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
CLUB TRAINING SESSIONS TO RESUME THE WEEK COMMENCING 10 October 2021*
*Training sessions are currently provisional and could be subject to change
Wednesdays | 8:15-9PM
cycle studio (Indoor session)
All club members welcome.
CLUB TRAINING WEEKEND | 9:30AM-12:00PM (OUTDOOR SESSION) Advanced Club Members Welcome
Meet up in front of the Sport Centre at 9:15AM
aDDITIONAL TRAINING RIDES WILL TAKE PLACE EACH WEEK.
Please note, club training times listed above are during University term-time oNLY.