The Southampton University Road Cycling CLUB
We are Southampton University Road Cycling Club and we are here to cater for all your cycling needs.
We are not just a club, we are a community, bought together by a passion for cycling and ready to have fun, get fit and make friends.
We are raising funds to install a bike maintenance stand with tools and public pump at the University of Southampton's Highfield campus to encourage staff, fellow students and other members of the public to maintain their bikes with convenient place on campus to do so. We will post weekly updates throughout the campaign to keep you updated as to where the project is so keep an eye on our social media pages and our website for more information.
A healthy bike for all
1 in 10 people from Southampton University regularly cycles to the University for work or study.
The project will be a direct benefit to over 3,000 staff and students that cycle to university, with a larger potential reach to residents of the Highfield area, Bassett and Portswood areas of Southampton who cycle through the area.
The project will also enhance the Student Union Ethics and Environment activities by increasing awareness of sustainability through campaigning that will take place as part of this project.
Where will the money go?
Take a look for yourself! The University's National Oceanography Centre already has a bike stand and public pump (pictured below) and we're aiming to raise enough money to fund the same facilities for the Highfield campus! And if we raise the full amount the University's Annual Giving Programme, which receives donations for student led projects through its Student Experience Fund, will match the full amount so that we can have a second bike stand and a pump at the new Boulderwood Campus.
You can take a look at the full cost of the project below, which includes the stand, pump, tool kits and maintenance among other costs to make the stand fully functional for our students and staff.
- Bike stand with tools: £1074
- Public pump: £2148
- 5 spare pump heads: £50
- Spare tool kit for Highfield campus: £99.99
- Delivery costs : £78
- Installation costs: £400
- Maintenance: £150 for 2 years
Grand total: £3999.99!
Keep up to date!
We will post weekly updates throughout the campaign to keep you updated as to where the project is so keep an eye on our social media pages and our website for more.
- Follow us on Twitter @surcClub and Instagram
- Like us on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/SouthamptonUniversityRoadClub
- And keep checking out the website: http://www.southamptonuniversityroadclub.org/
We have some great rewards from stickers to Calshot velodrome taster sessions as a thank you for everyone who donates. Check them out and make sure you don't miss out on a great opportunity to join our community and a chance to get out and ride with us!
Help us succeed!
As well as donations,we are hoping to get as many people talking about this project as possible! Please consider sharing the idea with anyone you can think of – on Twitter, Facebook, by email, telephone or even in a chat next time you're riding your bike!
Tag your support on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with #UoSBikes !
Save the date: 10 March 2016
If we are successful, we plan to have the equipment installed in February ready for inauguration on 10th March 2016!
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After what feels like endless months of cold and wet, the sun was finally out today and it was the perfect occasion to get some of the crowdfunding team back together for a picture with the newly installed kit.
The public stands and pumps have been installed on 2 locations, one on Bolderwoord campus and the second on Highfield Campus near the big bike shed between building 32 and Burgess road.
We'll be in touch with those of you that are yet to claim their tutorial to the bike stand reward, please watch your emails!
With the sunny days up ahead, we're looking forward to lots of riding in the coming Spring and Summer months.
Our annual alumni ride is taking place on Sunday 30th April this year, and we would be delighted if you could join us for a grand day out of cycling, exploring some of the club's classic routes and experiencing some of the finest cafes and pub stops in Hampshire. Head over to our Facebook event for the latest information
THank you all
A picture says a thousands words (and 48 names!), so we leave you with the custom stickers that were made up as one of the rewards for the project. Thanks again for all the support, we couldn't have done it without you!
The pumps and work stands have arrived!
After a series of delays, we're delighted to announce that the work stands and pumps have arrived!
Lloyd's Register supports funding for bike maintenance stand & pump for Southampton University
We are very pleased to announce a generous donation of £500 from Lloyd's Register.
Lloyd's Register has a team of over 400 members based at the University of Southampton's Boldrewood Innovation Campus.
We've made it!
Thank you very much for your generosity and donations. We have received £1872 of personal donations to make this project a success! The deadline for donations is Sunday and there is still time to ask a friend or colleague to donate £15 if they would like to see their name on the pump!
Find us on campus
With only 2 weeks to go until the deadline, the team will be on campus talking about the project at every available opportunity. Come and find us here:
- Cycle Safety Day, Friday 13th Novemer, SUSU Red Brick Area, 9.30-14.30
- Around the university bike sheds and bike parks handing out flyers on weekday evenings from 4.45 to 5.30.
- At any SURC Indoor training sessions:
- Monday 8-9 pm, spinning room, Jubilee Sports Centre, Highfield Campus
- Tuesday 5.30-7 pm, Glen Eyre Bar, Glen Eyre Halls Complex
- Thursday 7.30-8.30 pm, Wide Lane University of Southampton Sports Performance Gym, Wide Lane
- Friday 6-8 pm, the Boiler House at Monte Halls, Wessex Lane
- (check out this link to the club calendar for more details)
We need as much help as we can possibly get to spread the word so if you are available for 30 minutes to hand out flyers and speak to people about the project, get in touch by email email@example.com , message us here, send us a message on Facebook or Twitter @surcClub!
Yours in cycling,
Anna and Matt
MEC101 - How to use the bike maintenance stands
Last week, Anna and Matt went to check out the bike maintenance equipment that is already installed down at the National Oceanographic Centre, with the intention to give everyone a bit of an idea about what you can do with the equipment. We've put together 3 short clips for you to show you how you can mount your bike and use some of the useful tools that will be at your disposal.
MEC101.1 - How to mount your bike on the maintenance stand.
MEC101.2 - Loose brakes? Not a problem with the tools at the stand!
MEC101.3 - Changing a tyre in under 21 seconds
Head over to our Vine channel for more videos on how to use the maintenance stand and pump!
Last week was a busy week in donations with £697 of personal donations pledged, bringing us to 78% of our target £4000. That's £1495 of personal donations in addition to the grant we received from the council. That's amazing! Thank you so much for your support!
We want to take the opportunity to extend a BIG THANK YOU to Jon New who was made the largest personal donation yet. His hugely generous donation of £500 will earn him the highest reward available, which includes a full bike service at Ride Ride and much much more, worth £100!
Jon is a member of SURC Alumni, class of 2015. He was a longstanding committee member with particular flair in the Health & Saftey and Cakes position. He is also our much loved choir master on the famous Christmas ride. Here he is at the top of Col du Joly during the club's 2013 trip to the Alps.
My Journey match funds cost of capital equipment
We're almost half way through the crowdfunding period and we have reached almost 60% of our target. Momentum is high, this page has been seen almost 3000 times and expect to see even more news from us in the next month!
Thank you for your support and donations so far, thanks to each and everyone of you we have raised over £700 already!
We really appreciate your support. Please keep sharing the link and spreading the word to your friends, colleagues and families!
News from the club
It's been a busy start to this new academic year and we want to tell you about some of the exciting stuff that has been happening in the club. We also have a handful of events that you may be interested to put into your busy diaries, so please read on.
Sportivate Round 3
For the third year in a row, SURC has been successful in receiving funding from Sport England to run a Sportivate scheme to introduce people new to cycling to all the activities that the club has to offer: cycle skill sessions with coaches, spinning, rollers, track cycling and of course club rides!
The club was representing the University again at this year's British Cycling Track Nationals, where our men's squad was racing in the Team Pursuit event. Here are Charlie, Tj, Scott and Rhys at the start gates. (Credit to Kieran Harris for the shot)
Closer to home, we have just had a very successful weekend of racing at Glenn Longland's "Classic Downton 2 Day", where SURC alumni George Crammond did the club proud with some superb form.
Tomorrow will be the SURC hill climb on Baybridge Lane. If you're still Hampshire based, do come and test your legs against the club's finest racers!
Coming up soon
On the weekend of 24-25th October, the club is running its first ever club trip to the Peaks. This coincides with the BUCS Hill Climb where we hope to have a strong team of 15 racers! If you fancy a weekend of hills, supporting our racers and some good chat, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space.
Save the date: Saturday 5th December
Saturday 5th December will be the annual SURC Christmas Ride! We hope to see as many of you there as possible for another great event! More info in due course.
We hope that you see the latest video in our most recent update (if not, here's the link again!) We're halfway towards the £4000 already, but if we don't get to £4000 then the project will not become a reality. Please help us achieve this by donating and spreading the word using the link below! Remember that there are gifts for donations.
Matt and Anna from your SURC crowdfunding team
Public bike stand and pump project video
Check out this video giving you more information about our public bike stand and pump project.
Thank you kindly for all your support so far, more updates to come!
And please do keep sharing this project.
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