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Membership of British Triathlon has a wide range of benefits including:

  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Accident Legal Service
  • Endorsed for racing abroad



Can you explain the different insurance terminology you use?

What is Personal Accident insurance?

Personal Accident insurance cover is a benefit that a member can claim if they are injured by themselves (e.g. falling off your bike, tripping up as you run) or by someone (e.g. a cyclist or vehicle collision into you) or something else (e.g. a branch falling on you whilst running in the woods). Compensation is paid from the insurers to the member claiming. The member will only pay the excess to activate the claim. You could incur significant financial losses as a result of being injured. Personal Accident insurance can help offset some of these unexpected expenses.

What is Public Liability insurance?

Public Liability insurance is defensive cover that protects a member if they cause an accident injuring or damaging someone else or someone else’s property. This only applies if the member is legally responsible for the accident. Compensation is paid from the insurers to the person pursuing the claim with the injury/damage.

What is Professional Indemnity insurance?
Professional Indemnity insurance protects British Triathlon coaches that provide advice or a service to their customers who are training towards a triathlon goal.


For more information regarding your cover, please visit our Insurance Centre 

Do I have to be a member to take part in an event? How do I purchase a Race Pass?

Non-members are welcome at most events listed on our website. However, the event organiser will charge non-members a Race Pass fee to compete. Also, to win titles and medals at your Home Nation's Championships or to represent Great Britain internationally you must be a British Triathlon member.


A Race Pass can be purchased while registering and paying for a British Triathlon permitted event through an event organisers online entry system. It can also be purchased separately through the British Triathlon event search, on the website, where this option is not provided. Locate your event here.

Why should I join British Triathlon?

By joining the British Triathlon Family you will have access to a wealth of benefits including but not limited to the following:

  • Unrivalled Public Liability insurance to protect you 365 days a year whilst training and racing (cover for racing included in Core and Ultimate packages)
  • Our Core and Ultimate packages provide fantastic Personal Accident cover that will help you if you should have an incident.
  • Discounts on great triathlon specific bike and travel insurance
  • Unlimited Race Pass entries already paid for
  • Free Incident Legal Service to support you if you are involved in an incident that was not your fault
  • Discounts and offers from some of the country’s biggest triathlon brands. Click here for a full list of our discounts
  • Eligibility to qualify for GB Age-Group Teams 
  • Eligibility to compete for medals and titles in the British and National Championships

Your membership will also help support:

  • The development of triathlon in your Home Nation and investment into grassroots triathlon
  • The growth and development of triathlon clubs
  • Delivery of British Triathlon’s Clean Sport programme
  • Raising the profile of triathlon
  • Safe operating practices for over 1200 permitted events every year
  • The provision of world-class events for our members

Is commuting covered under my insurance?

The Public Liability policy does not cover commuting unless you are training towards a genuine triathlon goal, and are able to evidence the ride formed part of your training plan, such as a defined training log, and the route, the bike you were using, the clothing you were wearing and the event you had entered into for which you are training, Insurers would then consider each claim on its own merits.Alternatively this may be covered under your household insurance or if you have separate bike insurance this may be extended to cover commuting.

How can I contact British Triathlon Membership Services?

For any questions or feedback, please send an email to membership@britishtriathlon.org. Alternatively, you can call us on 01509 837137.

We are here to help Monday-Friday from 9-5. 

Please be advised the phone is not manned on a Thursday and Friday until 1:30pm but please leave a voicemail and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Can I upgrade my membership before my renewal? How do I upgrade?

Yes, you can upgrade at any time during your year.

  1. Log into your acccount here
  2. Head to "My Profile" in your membership area
  3. Select "Membership Upgrade Options"
  4. Select the package you wish to upgrade to and view your Pro-Rata details

Please note you can only upgrade once during a membership year.

Please be aware there is a £3 admin charge to upgrade

Do I have to be a student to qualify for your student prices?

Student membership is for adults aged 18-24years, you don't have to be a student to get this membership package.

I have Core membership and am racing at an Europe Triathlon/World Triathlon event abroad and want to go out early to train, my Core membership doesn’t usually insure me for training abroad – am I covered?

If you have either Core, or Core Coach membership and you are attending an Europe Triathlon or World Triathlon championship that takes place outside of Britain you are covered for public liability insurance and personal accident cover as per the standard cover terms of your membership package for 4 days of training abroad leading up to the start of the event.

When will I receive my membership card?

We no longer send out a physical membership card and instead you can now download a digital membership card, which can be shown at race registrations directly from a mobile phone (screenshot or show the relevant page within your online membership account).


Please note that your digital membership card is valid in the same way as your previous plastic card and you can access this as an electronic / PDF membership card within your membership account at any time (see 'View Membership Card' in the My Profile section).

How long does my membership last?

Your membership lasts for one full calendar year from the month in which you join. For example, if you join on 10th June 2023, your membership is valid until 30th June 2024.

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