About Payment Training Scheme

Welcome to the Training Payment Scheme


Direct Debit Service Provided by GoCardless


The Scheme is Currently Only Available for Adult Members Aged 18 Years or Over


The training payment scheme is the simple method for our members to attend and pay for training sessions without the need for cash.(Please note this scheme is not currently available for Junior members)

It works by creating a direct debit mandate through a payment merchant called GoCardless. All money transfers are handled by GoCardless and all BBD members are protected by the direct debit guarantee.

A small form on our website must also be completed along with the direct debit mandate.

Once the member has successfully joined the scheme we will request first payment of £20.  A membership card will be issued which contains a unique barcode for each individual.

The membership card can now be scanned as you attend any training sessions. The cost of the session will be deducted from your account balance.

When the members balance reaches £6 or lower a further request via direct debit will be made for the value of £20.

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Who Can Join the Scheme

The scheme is only open to adult members. This is aged 18 years or over.

Does the scheme cost anything?

No, it will not cost members a thing to be part of the scheme.

GoCardless does charge to use it’s service which is being subsidised by the club.  Current costs is 1% per transaction with a minimum of 20p which is capped at £2.

How do I know my balance?

During the joining process members will have the option of receiving email updates. We will do our best to send out emails containing balance information after training sessions. This does rely on the barcodes being processed directly after training, so there may be occasions when emails are not sent out.

Members can always email the administrator of the scheme for a balance update.

Can I leave the Scheme?

Yes you can leave at anytime, your direct debit can be cancelled via your bank or building society.

If I leave can I get my current balance back?

Yes, the BBD treasurer will send any outstanding balances via BACS. This is an electronic system to make payments directly from one bank account to another.

Can I use my card if training is away from BARC?

Yes, the coaches will have a mobile application for scanning cards

I've lost my card?

Cards can be re-issued at a cost of £1

Can I use my Park Run barcode number as my BBD Training Payment Scheme Number?

Yes, when completing the second part of the joining process make sure you fill in the park run barcode section.

You can then use any parkrun card containing your barcode.

I have forgotten to bring my membership card, can I still train ?

Yes, nothing changes from the previous system. Inform the cashier/scanner on arrival.

Due to the Covid pandemic the club is no longer handling cash for adults training sessions.

Can I use my card both for myself and my partner?

No, its strictly one card used to pay for one member.

To keep it simple on our system the scanner will reject double entries.



Photo on membership cards

Membership cards can be printed with or without a photo.

Photos must be in passport size 45 millimetres ( mm ) high by 35mm wide and in JPG or JPEG format.

A service such as Persofoto can be used for this purpose.

If a photo is not in the correct size then a standard non photo card will be issued.

How long before I get my card?

It depends on the bank or building society.

It can take up to 10 days between joining the scheme and getting your card.

Please Note: Due to the Covid pandemic cards will generally be posted by club officials.

Join the Scheme (Complete Once Only)

  • Sign-up at GoCardless

  • Complete the BBDRC form

  • First Payment Requested (£20)

  • Barcode Membership Card Issued

Cashless Payment 

  • Attend Training Nights

  • Scan Barcode at Cashier Station

  • Training Amount Deducted from your Balance

  • If Balance is £6 or lower

    Another £20 is requested via your Direct Debit handled by GoCardless

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