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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

FAQs

Membership

I am taking part in a sportive or running race, am I covered by British Triathlon membership insurance to do this as part of my training?

British Triathlon recognises that participation in single discipline competitions can comprise training for triathlon or multisport. However as these events are conducted in competitive environments that are not permitted by British Triathlon we cannot guarantee the safety of the events and therefore British Triathlon membership insurance cover does not extend to cover participation in single discipline competitions or events such as sportives. Members should seek to get insurance from the relevant governing body putting on the event under any day licence scheme they operate.

As a Supporter Member do I get a vote at the AGM?

Supporter membership does not warrant Supporter members with voting rights at the AGM for their Home Nation. To be able to obtain a vote at the AGM you will need to upgrade your membership to at least an Essential membership. 

 

Please call 01509 226153 to upgrade your membership. 

I am a BTF member but live in Northern Ireland, am I covered by BTF membership insurance?

British Triathlon Federation is the governing body for England, Scotland and Wales. Triathlon Ireland is the governing body that covers Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland nationals residing permanently in Northern Ireland are eligible to purchase British Triathlon membership but for insurances purposes are classed as overseas members. Ultimate Membership packages provide public liability insurance and personal accident cover for training and racing worldwide*. Members living abroad, including in Northern Ireland, would be required to purchase an Ultimate membership package and must not remain overseas for more than 6 consecutive months and remain a UK national for membership insurance to cover them.

 

*T&Cs apply, please read full details on our Insurance Centre.

Why is Supporter Membership only available on Direct Debit?

We have launched Supporter Membership on a 6 month pilot and want to make this membership as simple as possible so that we can test the success of the membership easily, so we have decided not to overcomplicate it and are therefore just offering one payment option. Direct debit is the most popular payment option across our membership types so we have chosen this type plus it is much simpler for members when renewing as there's no need to do anything, we will sort it all out for you. 

Does Supporter membership include a race licence or insurance?

No, Supporter membership does not include any insurance or race licence. Supporter membership is aimed at non-racing members of the swim, bike, run community. If you enter any races using a Supporter Membership number you will not be insured.

 

Supporter membership is to help British Triathlon grow the sport. Through buying Supporter Membership you can help us achieve so much including:

  • Campaign for investment into grassroots triathlon
  • Support triathlon clubs to grow and develop
  • Deliver British Triathlon's Clean Sport programme
  • Raise the profile of triathlon
  • Implement safe operating practices for over 1200 permitted events every year
  • Provide world class events for members and participants
  • Support Home Nation athletes at the Commonwealth Games

 

Do Supporter Members get a membership card in the post?

British Triathlon have stopped sending out plastic membership cards to members as part of a phased approach to reduce the impact of the membership pack and therefore Supporter members do not get a card in the post. Instead, Supporters can access a digital membership card in their member area. This change has come into place from 1 June 2020 and is one of the initial steps that has been taken to be more environmentally responsible.

Can I set up a family membership?

As of 4th March 2019 British Triathlon no longer offer a family membership package, to best cater for individuals in their Swim, Bike, Run journey individuals need to have their own membership package. We do still offer a discount to families, please contact British Triathlon Membership Services and we will help you.

 

Family discounts are available for up to two adults and up to 3 children under the age of 18 for who you hold legal responsibility for and who reside at the same address. To purchase or renew with a Family discount, call our Membership Team on 01509 226153 (lines open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm).

I would like to race abroad will my membership cover me?

If your membership package includes a race licence (Core and Ultimate packages), your licence is endorsed by British Triathlon for the purpose of competing in National and International competitions which means you may not have to pay the event organiser a day license fee. Certainly for ETU and World Triathlon Age-Group Championships it does. You may also be covered for some elements under our insurance policy depending on your membership package, full detail about what insurance is included can be found here

Our Ultimate membership package provides the most comprehensive Public Liability and Personal Accident cover for racing and training abroad, to read more about what races and training you are covered for under the Ultimate membership please read the below list of event organisers:

World Triathlon, ETU, ASTC, ATU, OTU and CAMTRI events (as listed on the World Triathlon events search - https://www.triathlon.org/events), Triathlon Ireland (as listed on the Triathlon Ireland events search - https://www.triathlonireland.com/Events/Race-Calendar/), Challenge Family, IRONMAN, Powerman, Xterra, Xtri and Super League Triathlon sanctioned events.

However, we do strongly recommend that you have adequate travel insurance that provides cover for racing abroad, including medical expenses and treatment, repatriation and cancellation/curtailment cover. You can read more about cover for racing abroad here.

What events and where am I covered under my Ultimate Membership?

Our Ultimate membership package provides the most comprehensive Public Liability and Personal Accident cover for racing and training abroad, to read more about what races and training you are covered for under the Ultimate membership please read the below list of event organisers:

World Triathlon, ETU, ASTC, ATU, OTU and CAMTRI events (as listed on the World Triathlon events search - https://www.triathlon.org/events), Triathlon Ireland (as listed on the Triathlon Ireland events search - https://www.triathlonireland.com/Events/Race-Calendar/), Challenge Family, IRONMAN, Powerman, Xterra, Xtri and Super League Triathlon sanctioned events.

However, we do strongly recommend that you have adequate travel insurance that provides cover for racing abroad, including medical expenses and treatment, repatriation and cancellation/curtailment cover. You can read more about cover for racing abroad here.

I am intending to do a triathlon in France and train in Spain, will insurance cover these activities?

Please check which membership package you are on to ensure you are adequately covered for training and racing abroad.

Within our Core membership package the public liability insurance and personal accident insurance will cover racing abroad at ETU and World Triathlon championships, and you will not need to take out a day membership to participate in the event. However you will not be covered for training abroad.

Within our Ultimate membership package the public liability insurance and personal accident insurance will cover these activities abroad although you will need to ensure the race is an approved race covered in this membership, and you may need to take out a day membership to participate in the event.

These policies are not a substitute for medical insurance or travel insurance; especially when travelling and competing abroad. It is strongly recommended that members take out relevant travel/medical insurance and/or cycle insurance to cover equipment. Please also ensure that you have the relevant EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) available when travelling in Europe. Please read more about racing abroad on our dedicated webpage.

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