Welcome to CUCC
Welcome to the University of Cambridge Cycling Club
We cater for all University members, providing access to all cycling disciplines, for beginners through to elite athletes.
As well as competing in BUCS races, we regularly organise social and touring rides, which allow beginners to improve their fitness and to discover the countryside around Cambridge and beyond.
News about training, races, and results will be posted here, check out our calendar of upcoming events on 'Training & Events'.
Jan 30, 2015
Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College
Presented by Trinity College Engineering Society.
Today’s sports are very professional and no stone is unturned in the quest to go faster, higher, further. Cycling leads most Olympic sports in its approach to technology intervention, simply because the speeds involved make attention to the pointers that simple engineering analysis reveal as important pays dividends, especially when the margins for victory can be so very small. Professor Tony Purnell of the University’s Engineering Department is the Head of Technology for British Cycling and will provide an overview of how science and technology have contributed to the raw speed of all Olympic cycling disciplines. He will show that it’s not just about incremental gains, but also about avoiding increment losses. Materials technology, sports science, aerodynamics, friction engineering, physiology and nutrition all contribute although these have to been seen in context with the bigger picture that there are no silver bullets. Determination, hard work and a clear mind still dominate, not to mention a good deal of talent.
Free and open to all. Refreshments from 18:45.
Many thanks to Citrus Cycling Holidays & Training for once again hosting our annual winter training camp in the Valencia region of Spain.
Congratulations to former CUCC president Edmund J Bradbury on signing for UCI Continental squad NFTO Pro Cycling Team for the 2015 season, after a highly successful year racing for Cambridge University RT under the guidance of coach Mark Holt. We wish Ed all the best for the coming months and look forward to watching him compete in some of the biggest national and international races on the cycling calendar.
Great training session at Newport Velodrome this morning, with the riders developing their bike handling skills quickly and progressing onto more technical drills. We're now looking forward to continuing our preparations for the BUCS Track Championships in May next year with more track sessions during the Lent term.