Oxford University Cycling Club (OUCC) is a lively cycling club for students and associated members of the University of Oxford. The club was originally founded in 1873 and is proud to be one of the oldest cycling clubs in the world. The club has a strong tradition centered on the annual Varsity match, which is contested in both road and off-road competitions. The club currently has over 100 members who regularly take part in road racing, time-trialing and mountain biking.
In the past few years the interest for mountain biking (MTB) has emerged among members. The club is now divided into two groups: road and MTB.
The MTB group organize rides few times a week to places close to Oxford such as Shotover country park and Boars hills. Trips to theÂ closest trail centers are organised during the week in order the gain technical skills. The club take part in winter events such as the Merida Brass Monkeys and the Gorrick Spring series.
The road group organizes Saturday rides, leaving at 10 am from Trinity gate on Broad street. There are social, development and squad rides, all at different pace to suit everyone.Â Riders our a willing to compete follow our squad training plan and the club support them to take part in BUCS events and local races/sportives