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Coronavirus and Caving

Please read the following message from Russell Myers, the Acting Secretary of the British Caving Association, regarding the BCA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Updated 5th July 2020 Update – October 14th A BCA Covid-19 Risk Assessment and Delivery Plan template is now available for member clubs to download here. Please address any questions you […]

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BCA Membership Fees 2020

The BCA can now announce our membership rates for 2020. There are some changes to previous years mainly affecting DIM membership: Club Individual Members (CIMs): No change from 2019Active caver (those participating in caving/mine exploring/digging etc): £17 Non caver (those not participating in caving/mine exploring/digging etc): £6 Student caver (in full time undergraduate education): £8 […]

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C&A – Eastern Moors Partnership

The BCA Conservation and Access Committee are very grateful to the Eastern Moors Partnership for hosting the Derbyshire hub of our meeting at their offices at Barbrook Cottage, with the stunning back drop of the Peak District. The meeting was a great success, with regional council and constituent body reps joining forces to discuss and […]

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Specialist Caving & Activities Travel Insurance

Expedition insurance for UK cavers – Designed by cavers for cavers! In recent years, cavers travelling abroad on expedition have had to buy their travel insurance from various commercial outlets, however many have had concerns – is cave exploration covered? Age limits? Will the insurer actually pay out??… The BCA have been working hard on […]

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CRoW Policy Statement Endorsed by 2018 AGM

At the 2018 AGM the official BCA policy on the Countryside and Rights of Way Act was formally ratified. This position was arrived at following due process which has included a poll of the membership and a ballot to remove impediments from the constitution. BCA Council then asked the Conservation and Access Committee to draw […]

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Cave Rescue in Thailand

On behalf of the whole British caving community, the BCA would like to congratulate the British Cave Rescue Council, members of the Cave Diving Group, their international friends and their Thai colleagues for the outstanding achievement in rescuing the 12 boys and their coach from the Tham Luang Nang Non Cave system in Northern Thailand. […]

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E&T Committee – Statement on Resin Anchors

For some time, the E&T Committee have been searching for an alternative to the DMM Eco Anchor, which is no longer manufactured. Our preferred option would be to find an exact copy of the Eco Anchor since this retains all of the existing investment in testing, procedures and training as well as recognition of the […]