Welcome to the Karting Club!
Are you looking for a thrill? Wanting to meet like-minded individuals with the same interests as you? Or simply want to try something new? We are the club for you!
With both competitive and recreational memberships, all skill levels are welcome, whether you're a beginner who has never stepped foot on the track before or someone with a lot of previous experience!
We visit various indoor and outdoor tracks, ensuring you get the best experience possible!
What do we have to offer you?
- A fun and exciting time go karting with like-minded people who enjoy the sport as much as you do or opening the door to new experience
- Fun-filled socials (both drinking and non-drinking)
- A chance to compete in the British Universities Karting Championship (BUKC) as well as monthly visits to tracks for recreational means
Do I need to bring anything to the events?
No, you don't need to bring anything with you to the sessions! Race suits and helmets are provided by the venue, though it is compulsory to wear balaclavas and gloves when karting (these can be provided if you do not already have one, or bought at the venue).
It is recommended with competitive memberships that you do purchase your own racing kits (suit, helmet, gloves and shoes) as these are limited supply at BUKC events. You are more than welcome to wear these to recreational sessions too.
It is compulsory to wear an item of the university-branded karting kit that can be purchased on the SU site for BUKC events (a link will be provided when available).
I want to join but don't want to take part competitively, is this okay?
That's completely fine! A large majority of our members don't take part competitively and simply meet with us every few weeks for casual karting. We welcome anyone who wants to participate and are always willing to help you improve and get you to a level where you may wish to compete. A competitive membership also covers you for recreational sessions too so don't worry, if you want to do both you'll only have to buy the one!
British Universities Karting Championship
The BUKC is the UK's premier University 'arrive and drive' karting championship. Travelling across the country and visiting some of the best tracks, BUKC provides a fun and competitive competition.
Meet Our Committee!
Club Captain, Thorsten Wynne
Going into third year studying Ecology and Environmental Science, Thorsten is leading the club this year! After being a member of the club for two years, and taking part in BUKC last year, he decided to step up to the club captain role! Follow him on Instagram: @thorstenwynne
BUKC Captain, Jen Sharma
Jen is heading into her second year studying Graphic Design here at UoG! With several different hobbies and years of karting experience, she will be the main organiser with BUKC this upcoming year! Follow her on Instagram: @thatpetrolhead_
Social and Marketing Sec, Chloe Hall
Studying Journalism and in her third year, Chloe is the organiser of social events and marketing for the club on social media. She joined the club with zero experience last year and is in it for the fun of being on the track, not caring about her position. Follow her on Instagram: @chloe.221b
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible soon!
TeamSport Bristol Go Karting Trip (2021)