Cambridge University Combined Boat Clubs is the umbrella organisation for student rowing at the University of Cambridge, consisting of the University and College Boat Clubs.

As well as organising the Lent and May Bumps, CUCBC also regulates student clubs' use of the River Cam.


Wildlife Guidance

A reminder of the Wildlife guidance from the Cambridge River Users Group (also found in our Guidance for Coxes and Coaches).

There are three swan families which coxswains / steerspeople should be looking out for:

  1. Near the Midsummer Common footbridge, around the Pembroke & Emma boathouses
  2. Near the white footbridge at Riverside, near to big Tesco
  3. On the Long Reach, often near to the new footbridge 

(Updated 13th June 2023)

Forthcoming River Closures

Weekend Rowing: First VIIIs may boat from 11:00am on both days. All other crews may boat from 11:15am on both days.

Early Morning Restrictions: First VIIIs may boat from lighting down. All other senior crews may boat from 15 minutes after lighting down; crews boating within 15 minutes of lighting down must carry white lights visible through 360o. Novice crews may boat from 07:30am.

Evening Hours will be in effect during 17:30-20:00 on weekdays during Easter Full Term for first boat training only. Please see the Evening Rowing page for more information.

Details of forthcoming closures of the river to CUCBC crews are shown below. All are for the river downstream of Chesterton Corner / Green Dragon Footbridge and upstream of Baitsbite lock unless stated otherwise. Where an event allows row throughs for Senior Crews, these are defined as crews which may row below Baitsbite lock (i.e first boats and crews in the first two divisions of May Bumps).

Date Time Event/Note
Wed 5th July 15:00 - 18:00 Dragon Boat Race
Thursday 6th July 19:30 - 20:30 CRA Time Race
Mon 17th - Fri 21st July 16:00 - 21:30 CRA Town Bumps

(Updated 21st June 2023)

External Event Calendars: CRA | Conservancy

May Bumps 2023

The May Bumps took place from Wednesday 14th June to Saturday 17th June 2023. The Getting-On Race to qualify for the lower divisions was held on Friday 9th June.

May Bumps 2023 - Final Results Men Women

Small Boats Regatta 2023

The Small Boats Regatta 2023 took place from Monday 24 to Wednesday 26 April 2023, between the hours of 14:30 and 17:30. Published information is available on the SBR 2023 page.

Lent Bumps 2023

The Lent Bumps 2023 took place from Tuesday 7th to Saturday 11th March. The Getting-On Race to qualify for the lower divisions took place on Friday 3rd March.

Lent Bumps 2023 - Final Results Men Women

University IVs 2022

The University IVs 2022 took place from Wednesday 2nd to Friday 4th November.

Syndicate content

© 2001 - 2023 Cambridge University Combined Boat Clubs. All rights reserved.