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

Lakeside Race vs Kings Tomorrow

E-mail sent by Virpal Bahra, Tuesday, 9th February 2016 @ 5:08pm

Hi Karters

There are still 10 tickets left for tomorrows London Derby, and we are in jeopardy of being OUTNUMBERED by Kings. Please don't let this happen!


At £31.75 for half an hour of racing, this race at Lakeside might (hopefully not!) represent the BEST VALUE FOR MONEY out of remaining events this term. Come along for one of the great social races of the year. From beginners to national competitors, get buying, you won't regret it! 

We will be meeting in the main quad at 3.30pm to head to London Fenchurch St Station (walking distance from Tower Hill and Liverpool St tube stations) for 4.15pm. All train journeys will be on oyster cards.

You must be a member to attend.

See you soon!

Karting Club

This Wednesday: Karting with KCL @ Lakeside

E-mail sent by Virpal Bahra, Sunday, 7th February 2016 @ 8:20pm

Dear Karters,

Coming up this Wednesday we have our annual social friendly race with Kings (aka strand poly), we’re heading to a floodlit outdoor track - probably our favourite of the year, for 30 minutes of driving action.

We’re offering you all this for £31.75, instead of the usual price of £40 for 30 minutes, with tickets available here: 


We will be meeting in the main quad at 3.30pm to head to London Fenchurch St Station for 4.15pm to allow plenty of time to get the train to Lakeside. It would be great to see as many of you as possible flying the flag for UCL out there, whether you are a beginner or a national level competitor! 


UCLU Karting Club

KCL v UCL Derby @ Lakeside - Karting Event

E-mail sent by Virpal Bahra, Wednesday, 3rd February 2016 @ 8:33pm

Hi All,

(tl;dr version - karting event next wednesday afternoon, £31.75 for 30 minutes racing: ticket link and further info below!)

Welcome back and we hope you had a great New Years! We've got some great karting events lined up this term starting with a visit to Lakeside Karting in Essex on Wednesday 10th February, arrival at 5.30pm. Tickets for this event can now be purchased online for the very competitive price of £31.75 and can be found at:


For those of you that haven't been to the track before, its a great location to enjoy some friendly karting on a fun and nearby circuit where, if you're brave enough, you'll probably get some air between you and the track around some corners.

The racing will take place after a full safety briefing with a 5-minute qualifying session to determine the starting grids, then a 25-minute long race. Joining us on the day will be students from Kings and we will be split into 2 groups of 15 drivers to participate in each race. Arrival will be 5.30pm (event link saying 12 will be updated) and we will meet in the main quad to travel there together beforehand. We hope you can come along and represent UCL with us!

Remember that membership is required to participate. Get your tickets now!

Hope to see you all soon

Virpal - President

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