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 £8.50 if they join after July 2nd.

Subscription TypeAnnual Rate
Active Caver£17.00
Non-Caver (?)£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, wish to join the BCRA, or wish to join as a Joint Member (with another person) then you can join directly.

The fees and benefits are the same as above. For Joint Members the fees are as follows:

Subscription TypeAnnual Rate
2 Active Cavers£34.00
1 Non-Caver (?), 1 Active Caver£23.00
2 Non-Cavers (?)£12.00
Fees for Joint Members

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

Individual Member Representatives

Martin Hoff (Term ending 2021)

I have been around British caving for thirty years, caving most frequently in, and with visitors to, south Wales but regularly further afield including numerous expeditions supported by Ghar Parau Foundation. Involvement in the workings of BCA was sparked by hearing various things via rumour and hearsay and preferring to take a proper interest and find out direct from source. My primary interest is in understanding BCA’s direction of travel and how approaches vary across the different caving regions – no claims to having the answers but definitely better aware of the questions. 

Pete Knight (Term ending 2021)

I’m a Derbyshire based caver that can be regularly found in North Wales and the Dales too. I’m a caving instructor by trade but am also an active member of the TSG and DarksideCMC. I’ve been the Derbyshire Caving Association Projects Officer for a few years and I can often be found out and about putting lids on shafts or sticking new BCA anchors in. I’m also a Team Leader in DerbyshireCRO, but I hope not to meet anyone in that capacity!

I took my first steps into the BCA world when I took on the Individual Member representative post. When I saw the vacancy I felt it was my time to put my hand up to do my bit at national level. I came into the position with no specific agenda other than to do my part in keeping BCA on the path to modernisation and being a body cavers can be proud to have. I’ve got an interest in seeing the training side of the BCA flourish too as that is my main profession. I’m there to represent the views of ordinary cavers, and to stay in touch with them I have a good circle of contacts I cave or dig with and I’m often studying the replies to the latest hot topic on UKCaving.
UKCaving: Pete KTwitter: @caverpete

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