UCLU Karting Club

About this group

We are UCLU's first ever motorsports club, bringing affordable racing to everyone at all levels, from a fun race against your friends in social events, to competitive racing in the British Universities Karting Championship (BUKC).

At the club we provide our members the opportunity to have fun racing for heavily-discounted prices at tracks in and around London throughout the year. Karting is great fun; a high adrenaline high speed rush bringing a welcome break to the rigors of studying at a world class university. Everyone is welcome, regardless of previous karting experience, we provide relaxed races for those newer to karting whilst some members of the club will get to compete in the fastest karts in Europe, representing UCL in the British Universities Karting Championship (BUKC). So whether you want to cruise nice and easy around a track and have a bundle of laughs along the way, or race at break-neck speed to get the adrenaline pumping, whether you’ve never sat in a kart before but fancy giving it a go or think you are the next Lewis Hamilton, we are the right club for you.

Contact Name: Jonathan
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Category: Sports & Recreation > Automotive & Racing
Networks: University College London Union

News & Announcements

6-Hour Endurance Details

E-mail sent by Akshay Lakhani, Friday, 28th November 2014 @ 9:51pm

Evening All

For the Rye House 6-Hour Endurance event coming up this Wednesday 3rd December, travel details wil be as follows. We will meet at Tottenham Hale Station (Victoria Line) at around 7:15 and aim to catch the 7:25 train towards Hertford East from platform 2, getting off at Rye House Station. The return journey will cost £9.10 without a railcard and if, for whatever reason, you are to miss this train the next is at 7:55.

After signing up on arrival we will be given a full race briefing which will also outline the format of the days race. We have 4 UCL teams which will be represented by the following drivers:
Team A - Chris, Henry, David
Team B - Akshay, Harry, James
Team C - Jonathan, Merrick, Luka, Daniel, Linfei
Team D - Andrew, Zelong, Yuxuan, Muneed, Bill

We hope to see some great racing and teamwork out there to compete with the other participating universities.

Racesuits & LetsRace Event Details

E-mail sent by Akshay Lakhani, Sunday, 23rd November 2014 @ 9:29pm

Hi Everyone

We just wanted to make everyone aware that tickets are still available for our upcoming LetsRace Simulator event this Wednesday 26th November, racing from a comfortable indoors facility using advanced machinery to get as close to the Formula 1 experience as possible. Tickets and any further details are available here: 

If you are planning on joining us this Wednesday, we will be meeting in the quad just besides the main gate. We need to leave at 13:15 and from Warren Street Station we will catch the Victoria line to Victoria Station using oyster cards, we will then catch the 14:02 train to Horley. The total return trip will cost approximately £13.00 and remember to bring your railcard if you have one.

We will also be putting orders in for UCLU Karting Club racesuits that I'm sure you have probably seen by now. If you would like to stand out among the crowd and represent UCL whilst racing in style please contact me, Akshay Lakhani or our Captain LeHeng Li through Facebook or email me at akshay.lakhani.12@ucl.ac.uk . We can get these custom racesuits tailored to your size and with great comfort, wind resistance and fireproof material they can be bought at a great discount through the club. Don't miss out on your chance to get one!

Also a quick reminder to join our Facebook group below to stay up to date with everything the club is planning.

Endurance Tickets & F1 Simulator

E-mail sent by Akshay Lakhani, Saturday, 8th November 2014 @ 2:34pm

Karty people!

As well as our upcoming endurance race at Rye House (email harry.johnston.12@ucl.ac.uk) we also have an impending formula 1 simulator event for those of you who find real life too easy.

On Wednesday 26th November, the Let's Race F1 simulators in Surrey will provide us with a 15 minute practice/qualifying session, followed by a 15 minute Grand Prix style race, for just £25 a head!

We only have 10 spaces available for this event, and tickets are on sale on the UCLU shop now, so get buying!


We will be travelling as a group from UCL, leaving the quad at 1:15pm and taking a train from Victoria to Horley. From there it is a short walk to the simulator venue. The train ticket, with return, will cost about £11 (less with a railcard!). I'll be posting further details about travel closer to the date.

Remember, you MUST be a member to attend!

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