What is Orienteering


Join the Club

Member benefits

  • 3 LEI club newsletters – one of the top 10 in the country 2012, 2013, 2015 & 2017
  • Fortnightly Email newsletter
  • £1 voucher for every hire of equipment (dibber) to offset against future purchase
  • Free loan of compasses; thumb or baseplate style
  • Reduced entry fee for all relays when representing the club
  • Free dibber hire for juniors at the Yvette Baker Trophy events
  • Reduced prices on club racing tops- short or long sleeved
  • Club Fleece, personalised club hoodie and Training suit
  • Some financial support for adults attending out of Region events eg British Championships.

If you are a member of another club and just want to receive the award winning newsletter the subscription is £6. Please pay the Membership Secretary or Treasurer. If you join after June then your subscription covers the whole of the following year too.


From November 1st members can join or renew their membership for 2022, the costs are £6 for a junior and £18 for a senior. Members of other clubs can join to receive the LEI news for £6.

If you were born in 1999 or before you are a senior.

The fee is made up of three elements

  • LEI Club Fee = NIL
  • EMOA Association Fee = £3 senior and £1 junior
  • British Orienteering Fee = £15 senior and £5 junior

Dibber Voucher scheme

1_SI-CardsMembers collect dibber hire stamps at LEI events and once they have bought a dibber from Sport Ident get all the hire fees paid reimbursed. Ask for a collector card to put your stickers on. Ask the Treasurer to make you a refund in exchange for the card.

Do remember to add your dibber number onto your personal details on the British Orienteering web site.

Loan Dibbers

We offer two comcards, which are a combined dibber and thumb compass. Try before you buy. The cards are normally available from Groby Monday club night to try out at events.

Second level
Faster read and fast compass needle setting

Sport Ident Website has a full range of these cards which have different speeds of recording your times and different speeds for setting the needle in the compass.

Loan compasses

You may borrow a thumb compass from the club stock, ask the Development Co-ordinator. There are Left and Right handed models (right-handed people tend to use left-handed compasses), available:

(right handed)
Compass 3 compass 2
Old style
(right handed)
Moscow left and right handed
Compass 1 Moscow compass


The club has two styles of team tops and protective clothing. See Link to the Club Shop page.
You can run in any clothing but for the YBT National final we prefer all juniors to wear club tops. You might need to borrow one.

On-line joining

New members should join on-line by following the membership link. http://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/index.php?pg=join_online&step=1&ms_club_id=29

  • In the Club drop down box Select LEI
  • Fill in your address and details for each member of the family.
  • Please enter an email address as this is used by the Club to send your EMEWS (the East Midlands Newsletter) and club notices.
  • If you would like to set up a renewal by direct debit then print the form from http://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/page/join_now

Other methods of joining

It’s possible to join by other methods but this has significant drawbacks and delays. To find out more use
link http://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/page/join_now


To renew your membership visit http://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/page/renew_membership.

British Orienteering membership

British Orienteering has two membership categories:

  • Senior – any member aged 21 or older on 31 December of the membership year
  • Junior – any member aged 20 or younger on 31 December of the membership year

To be a member of British Orienteering you need to be a member of an affiliated club and association and pay the appropriate club and association membership fee.

The membership year is the calendar year but you get two free months if you join on or after1st November.