12.5km Pursuit, Salt Lake City 2002. (Photo: M. Dixon)

2006 BBU Super Sprint, Ruhpolding. above and below, (Photo: R. Butcher)

*All members can participate in the club air rifle training on completion of basic training. To use .22 rifles you will need to meet the Home Office requirements for membership of an approved shooting club. Full details of shooting membership requirements available on application.

Summer Biathlon (Photo:EGBC)

About Us

The Wessex Biathlon and Nordic Ski Club was founded in February 2006 to provide a focus for the Biathletes and Nordic skiers of the South West of England. The aims of the club are to develop the sport of biathlon in both the summer and winter formats and hence introduce people to cross-country skiing (through roller skiing) and target rifle shooting, eventually combining the two disciplines to produce biathletes.

The club hopes to develop athletes to compete at inter-club, national level and above. The summer training activities vary to suit the local terrain and facilities, include running, roller-skiing, mountain-biking, and hill walking/running, all to help develop aerobic endurance, speed and strength in preparation for the demands of biathlon racing. Not forgetting of course rifle shooting with both .22 rifles* and air rifles. The club welcomes athletes and novices from all backgrounds who have an interest in the sport and want a varied and interesting training program.