Phoenix Tri members are expected to abide by the code detailed below
- The objectives of the club are to promote and encourage the sport of triathlon through:
- providing a safe environment in which people can meet to train for and compete in triathlons, duathlons and other multi-sport events irrespective of age, ability and sex, by organising regular training sessions in the various triathlon disciplines, and competitions;
- maintaining a register of Club members to enable members to contact training companions;
- providing access to advice in all aspects of the sport;
- promoting the club by making Club kit available to its members and encouraging and supporting members to race, and to wear Club kit both when racing and training;
- developing membership of the Club;
- organising social events to benefit the Club and its members.
- Anyone interested in swimming, cycling, running, triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon or other multi-sport events shall be eligible for membership.
- Members shall be admitted at the discretion of the Committee.
- Full members shall be entitled to attend all Club meetings, training sessions and social events, to receive Club newsletters and to vote at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
- The Committee reserves the right to expel any member acting, in its opinion, in a manner prejudicial to the interests of the Club, including someone not acting within these rules.
- Members are required to help out with at least one of the three Club Aquathlons run each year and endeavour to attend/help out at any other events throughout the year.
- Only when all roles (organising / marshalling) in the Club Aquathlons are fully allocated can members, at the discretion of the Committee, be permitted to compete in one Club Aquathlon, assuming there are enough spaces left at that time.
- Members representing the Club are encouraged to promote the Club at all opportunities. This will primarily be by wearing Club kit where possible at races and also at Club training sessions.
- As a representative of the Club all members are asked to act in a fair, considerate and sporting manner and to abide by all race, traffic and Club rules at all times.
- Members are encouraged to check the Phoenix Webpage regularly to keep up to date with Club activities and news.
- The amount of the annual subscriptions for membership shall be decided by the Club at the AGM and shall become payable on admission to the Club, and by January 31st each year.
- When a member joins the Club after July 1st the subscription payable for that year shall be half the annual rate.
- No member shall, in any year, be entitled to exercise any rights or privileges of membership until his or her subscription for that year has been paid.
Officers of the club
- The Officers of the Club shall be Chairperson, Social Secretary, Secretary, Membership Officer, Kit Officer, Race Coordinator, Aquathlon Organiser, Treasurer, Welfare Officer, Training Coordinator and Web Master. The Officers shall be elected at the AGM each year to hold office until the conclusion of the next AGM. The retiring Officers shall be eligible for re-election. Notice of the date of the AGM shall be sent to members at least ten days before the AGM.
- The Committee shall consist of the Officers of the Club.
- The Committee shall manage all the affairs of the Club according to these Rules and Constitution and shall apply the funds of the Club to the Objectives of the Club.
- The Committee shall make amendments to these Rules and Constitution as they think fit. Any amendments shall be communicated to all current Club members and shall be subject to ratification at the next AGM.
- The Committee can only pass a rule/change with at least 5 committee members present and in agreement.
- All reasonable steps will be taken to ensure the safety of Club members while training and racing. Subject to any relevant provision in law and the terms of British Triathlon Federation (“BTF”) insurance for those who are BTF members (www.britishtriathlon.org), the Club accepts no liability for the ill-health or injury of its members whilst racing or training.
- Helmets are compulsory on all Club cycle rides.
- Beginner cycle sessions will be held as often as practically possible and as required and it is preferred that all members attend such a session prior to attending a club bike ride. However, it is always the individual rider’s responsibility to ride within the law, the highway code and with consideration to other road users.
- On Club cycle rides members shall:
- Wear a correctly fitted and fastened cycling helmet;
- Ensure that their bike is in good roadworthy condition;
- Carry some cash, mobile phone, spare inner tube, tyre levers and a pump on all Club rides;
- Carry some form of identification on all Club rides, with details of any medical conditions and emergency contract information;
- Ensure adequate hydration and nourishment on long rides by carrying drinks bottles and energy bars;
- Dress appropriately for the weather conditions;
- Wear reflective clothing and carry bike lights during evening and night sessions;
- Respect the rules of the public highways;
- Slow down, give way or stop in the interests of courtesy, safety or obligation;
- Avoid confrontation with other road users and pedestrians;
- Act responsibly to promote the good image of cyclists.