Motorcycle Officials

Motorcycle Officials providing valuable support at triathlon events.  Their role is to support Technical Officials and the Event Organiser by riding during the cycle stage of a triathlon, to report incidences of drafting and dangerous riding.  They can also provide support and assistance to competitors and event volunteers, should there be an emergency on course.

Prospective Motorcycle Officials must be aged over 25 hold an advanced riding certificate awarded by the Institute of Advanced Motorcyclists, or RoSPA and have access to a motorcycle.

Motorcycle Official Training

It is possible to get started as a Motorcycle Official at any time.  If you would like to apply, first you should complete the application form and send it to  You will then be sent a link to an online training course, and an open book knowledge test.

Once you have completed and passed both, you will be sent your Motorcycle Official starter pack from British Triathlon.  You will also be allocated a mentor, and you will attend two events where you will shadow a qualified Motorcycle Official.  After your two shadows, provided that you performed successfully and feel confident to proceed, you will be signed off as qualified, and  ready to be allocated to events across Scotland.  You will also receive a complimentary Triathlon Scotland membership.


When acting as a motorcycle official you will be covered by the British Triathlon fleet insurance policy, on a fully comprehensive basis.

To ensure that you are covered by this policy, you or the lead motorcycle official must complete an event registration form prior to an event taking place.

The completion of this form enables us to confirm with our insurance company that you were at an event on behalf of British Triathlon and without this form being completed pre-event, we cannot guarantee that you will be fully covered.

For an overview of the insurance details please click here and if you would like further information about the insurance policy please contact British Triathlon.


Motorcycle Officials in training can claim expenses of £50 at two shadow events, claimed from Triathlon Scotland.  Once qualified, Motorcycle Officials receive reimbursement for expenses incurred for attending events, and are claimed directly from the Event Organiser.

Please contact us if you have any questions relating to expense payments.

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