BMBO membership brings many benefits to the individual rider as well as benefiting the sport through supporting ongoing activities undertaken by BMBO. BMBO membership for organisers aims to support the mechanics of the event planning and administration, taking away as many time consuming administration tasks as possible.
BMBO act to support the sport for the benefit and enjoyment of riders taking part in events and to support organisers current and future in how to plan, organise and manage an event.
BMBO actions aim to ensure long term sustainability of the sport. For more information, see the British Mountain Bike Orienteering main section within the website menu.
The following explains how all BMBO Members benefit from membership:
Entry to all BMBO Club events which are run to a simple set of principles (classes, rules);
1. Events planned to best practice guidance (BMBO provides planner guidance notes, checklists & expert advice)
2. Permissions & access rights to use land on which event planned
(Access is arranged locally by event organisers and BMBO has a national negotiated agreement regarding the fees payable for event usage in Forestry Commission land).
3. Timing / equipment provision (BMBO has made available complete electronic timing equipment for organisers to run events).
4. Map support (BMBO arranges map licenses for all BMBO organisers to utilise)
5. All BMBO sanctioned events have Third Party liability insurance for all riders during events.
Website resource and selective Members only functionality;
- On line pre-event entry tool
- Event discounts often available for early/on line pre-event entry
- Calendar of events
- Tips and event guidance
- Forum access – posting of items, classifieds (only accessible to members)
- E-newsletter keeping you updated on developments and events
Entry eligibility to National Leagues for MBO score and MTBO; Eligibility for league prizes (currently under negotiation with potential sponsors)
Access to leagues and results from events run by BMBO Clubs (website under development to provide this for riders and organisers)
Eligibility for selection for GB team in International events; see GB team section on website
Voting rights at AGM; Have a say in the running of and future development of BMBO and the sport in general.
BMBO Member discounts - Paying memberships ONLY; (in no particular order)
1. HIGH5 Sports Nutrition - a significant 35% discount on orders over £40
2. AllSports Nutrition - 10% discount on any order size
3. COTSWOLD outdoor - 15% instore and on line discount
4. Chevin Cycles, Otley - 10% discount, on line, in store, telephone
5. Purple Harry Bike Cleaning Perfection - 10% discount on all orders
6. Buffera ltd Multifunctional Buff Headwear - seasonal offers
For eligible BMBO members You can now access a "My Member Benefits" page when you log in to the site. This page will give you the details and any conditions of the Member Discounts. The page will detail how to access these discounts.
All BMBO sponsors offering Member discounts will be verifying eligibility for discounts via an on-line portal "checker" before processing on-line or telephone orders or if you are in store, they will be asking to see you newly printed membership card (now available from 16th January) which states whether you are eligible for discounts. If you printed your card before this date, please go to "My Membership Details" and re-print your card if you plan to access discounts in any of the stores.
MORE MEMBERS DISCOUNTS will hopefully follow in 2013....watch this space!
More about the current sponsors can be found on the Sponsors page
BMBO Membership discounts; We aim to give BMBO members & Organisers future benefit from any unallocated surplus funds held by BMBO in future years through future membership rate discounts. This will be confirmed from time to time by the Committee pending agreement at any future year end.