BTA membership


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14/11/2003 at 12:41
Do you need to be a member of a club?

or you can join as a single member?


14/11/2003 at 13:01
No you don't need to be a member of a club but you will have to pay slightly more if you're not. An extra £8pa I think.
WildWill    pirate
14/11/2003 at 14:09
I'm an indipendant member :o)
14/11/2003 at 15:56
extra £8 but you don't pay the club membership, so, cheaper i guess.

i think i'll join W.Will's club
14/11/2003 at 16:04
Not necessarily.

As a club member you may be entitled to discounts from the club sponsors. Probably, only applies if you join one of the bigger clubs.

A 10% discount in the local bike shop in worth having, even if you are uninterested in the club otherwise.

Where are you based?
14/11/2003 at 16:29
sw london
14/11/2003 at 16:47
Well if you join Thames Turbo as an associate member (£50) you get 10% off in Sigma Sports (Kingston). So you don't need to spend a lot over the year to get your money back.

I've just joined, but only because I was buying a new bike and so it made sense financially. I'm a member of a club nearer home and so have no intention of actually doing anything with the membership other than using it for the purpose of the discount at Sigma.

If you not been to Sigma - go. Highly recommended.

You are also entitled to discounts elsewhere - see their website.

The membership package is more expensive if you want to go to the coached training sessions. Not sure if this is something you are interested in.
AndrewSmith    pirate
15/11/2003 at 19:42
unless you are going to do more than say, six races in a year then its a waste of time. You pay a day licence fee to do a race
so you have to do a certain number of races before you break even so to speak. Unless you want a really boring magazine with nothing useful in it a few times a year and a car sticker.
WildWill    pirate
16/11/2003 at 18:54
BTA Cycle Insurance
BTA Travel Insurance – Exclusive to Members & Families
British Triathlon – Sale of National Team Bikes
Members Roadside Assistance
15% Discount on ORCA Elite Range
Save 10% off accommodation at Travelodge
Save up to £20 off Bertoni Sunglasses
WildWill    pirate
16/11/2003 at 18:55
and somtimes it about the sport not the indervidual
AndrewSmith    pirate
16/11/2003 at 22:28
so you haven't got cycle insurance anyway
or travel insurance
or breakdown cover
punt around and you will beat any wetsuit discounts anyway
if sunglasses are so dear they have to offer 20 quid off then they're too dear to start with
and do you really want a national team bike
travelodge? got me there but you can't have everything I suppose
The BTA probably make more from day liscenses than memberships anyway and its not as if they do much for the sport(unless you are an elite doing olympic distance)
There you go WW is that miserable enough?
16/11/2003 at 22:33
Handbags at dawn then you guys
16/11/2003 at 22:41
car sticker?!! i was had!
AndrewSmith    pirate
16/11/2003 at 22:46
if you ask them nicely they give you as mant stickers as you want. I have about five as a sun visor in my van. they are quite good.
WildWill    pirate
17/11/2003 at 11:57
Is it a white van ?

WildWill    pirate
17/11/2003 at 11:58
emer - one day andy and myself will agree on something and everyone will be in shock ;o)
17/11/2003 at 12:22
And yet you admire him so much you take his name!?!?


WildWill    pirate
17/11/2003 at 18:17
eh - hows that happened - i think somethinbg is broken
WildWill    pirate
17/11/2003 at 18:18
Ooo - good, back to my own name
AndrewSmith    pirate
17/11/2003 at 20:55
damn for a second there i though i had got better looking

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