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.

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

News & Announcements

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!

Karting Club's Rye House 6-Hour Endurance

E-mail sent by Akshay Lakhani, Wednesday, 5th November 2014 @ 11:12pm

Hi guys n gals, 

One of our most anticipated events of the year is coming back this time next month! The annual 6-hour endurance race at Rye House Kart Raceway - where we had our taster - is not only brilliant fun, packed with on-track action, but a great chance to hone your skills, with great subsisides meaning you can get LOADS of track time for much less than the usual pricing! 
On 03/12/2014, UCL will field 3 teams of 4-12 drivers (depending on how much time people take) to duke it out against the other local unis, with previous years' competition including Kingston, King's and more! 
Only £20 for HALF AN HOUR of racing, people! Maximum 2 hours per person, we recommend those with less experience take a maximum of an hour - racing for these lengths of time can be very taxing! The event will be an all-day affair from 0900-1700, and you will have to pay for travel to and from the circuit (shouldn't be more than £10). 
We'll be selling tickets internally for this event, so if you'd like to come along, contact Harry Johnston and he will  send you bank details for a transfer. If you can't do a transfer, in the near future he will be spending a Wednesday afternoon sat somewhere around the uni taking cash for tickets and will send another mail-out with details after reading week. 
Contact Harry on Facebook messaging, or post on the group and he will message you, or email him at harry.johnston.12@ucl.ac.uk

Remember, you MUST be a member to attend this event (and any others that we will host!). You can buy membership at http://uclu.org/clubs-societies/karting-club

Deadline to get tickets for this event is 27th November.

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