Individual Membership

Become a member of the BCA and help support the work we do for British Caving!

Membership gives you public liability insurance, access to the specialist caving travel insurance, a vote at General Meetings, your choice of email communication from us, and helps to support the work we do.

For new individual members fees reduce quarterly pro-rata – for example a new Active Caver will pay £10 if they join after July 2nd.

Subscription TypeAnnual Rate
Caving Member£20.00
Non-Caving (?)£6.00
Full-Time Student£8.00
Under 18 (on 1st Jan)Free
Fees for Individual Members
Join via a club

If you join a BCA Member Club then that club can administer your BCA membership for you. When you join your club make sure to ask if you can join the BCA through them!

Important Note: if you wish to become a member of the BCRA or apply for a Joint Membership you should join directly.

Join directly

If you are not a member of BCA Member Club that administers Club Membership, or wish to join the BCRA, then you can join directly.

The fees and benefits are the same as above.

Joining on behalf of a Club, Access-Controlling Body, or Associate Organisation? You’re looking for a group membership!

Individual Member Representatives

Andrew McLeod – term ending (2022)

I am a more recent convert to caving than many. Although I am a member of four clubs (EUSS, BEC, YSS, SWCC) I believe I represent individual cavers on BCA Council. I have supported improvements to democracy within BCA, such as online voting, which gives the elected members a much stronger mandate to work for cavers and caving. Members of council and the other caving bodies should be accountable to those they represent, and I invite any individual caver with an issue to contact me.

UKCaving: andrewmc

Jenny Potts – (term ending 2022)

I joined Derbyshire-based Orpheus Caving Club in 1965 and have caved with the club all over the UK and Ireland as well as abroad in Europe, the USA and Canada. During Club visits to Arctic Norway in the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s I was involved in discovery and surveying of new caves. I’ve held various roles within Orpheus (as well as in DCA, NCA, BCRA and BCA), including: newsletter editor, librarian, treasurer, secretary and chairman. In 1992 I was part of the group of cavers who organised the survey that eventually led to the introduction of club membership for the NCA, in turn leading the transformation of NCA into the BCA, with introduction of individual membership. Other major projects I’ve been involved with on a national scale include proposing the subject of access to caves as part of the CRoW Act, becoming the first leader of the BCA CRoW working party, and helping set up the British Caving Library, subsequently becoming responsible for its organisation and running. I am a supporter of the continuing evolution of BCA into a national body that all British cavers can be proud to be a part of.
UKCaving: Jenny P