In partnership with BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport), British Rowing aims to support indoor rowing activity across the student participant network whether it be for fun, fitness or competition


Go Row Indoor Universities

We are aiming to:

  • Improve the student experience and raise the profile of indoor rowing through British Rowing’s Go Row Indoor programme
  • Roll-out a new university gym offer providing an exclusive support package of instructor training, Go Row Indoor class activity, guidance, marketing materials and support for activating indoor rowing in the gym environment
  • Increase the number of university rowing clubs to sign up to the Go Row Indoor Club initiative, helping to utilise existing club facilities to expand their rowing offer, connecting with the wider student community, generating new additional club revenue and helping get more people active through indoor rowing class activity
  • Implement new indoor rowing products, technology and training within one of the largest active fitness membership in the UK
  • Grow engagement in both the University Indoor Rowing Series and intra-mural indoor rowing competition. (BUCS points available via the University Indoor Rowing Series)

If would like to register your interest and find out more about how your university can get involved, please email us.

University Indoor Rowing Series

The 2021-22 University Indoor Rowing Series will be held virtually through the BUCS Play Challenges App!

The competition will run from 17th November to 24th November 2021, during this time competitors may submit their scores through BUCS Play Challenges. Each competitor will only be able to submit one result.

Competitors will need to apply through BUCS Play to enter one of the below categories, then join the Rowing: Indoor Championships Challenge to enter your results.


Open – Male & Female – 2,000m

Lightweight – Male (75kg or Less) & Female (61.5kg or less) – 2,000

Adaptive – Male & Female – 2,000

Beginner – Male & Female – 1,000


Friday 29 October 2021


Sunday 14 November 2021 at 11:59pm – Student/ Competitor Deadline
(Students/ Competitors must apply by this deadline)

Tuesday 16 November 2021 at 11:59pm – Institution Administrator Approval Deadline
(Institutional Administrators are given 48 hours after the student/ competitor deadline to approve entries)


£2 per competitor


BUCS Points will be awarded for this event.

To be eligible for BUCS Points and medals, competitors must apply through BUCS Play and be accepted by their institution.


At the conclusion of the Rowing: Indoor Championships, BUCS will send medals to institutions for competitors who were registered on BUCS Play and finish 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the BUCS Rowing: Indoor Championship categories.

ENTER TODAY: Find out more information about the event and enter here.

Find all the previous results from the University Indoor Rowing Series (UIRS) here >>> 

Why Go Row Indoor?

There are many great reasons to Go Row Indoor

Anyone can do it, it is great for core strength, efficient for fat burning and easy to learn and access.

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