Every club is affiliated to British Cycling, the governing body of the sport in the UK. This means sessions are insured and clubs have a recognised structure such as a committee. Club coaches gain qualifications through BC and there's special training for club Welfare Officers. All this should give newcomers peace of mind!
BMX clubs are grouped into regions: Scotland, North, Midlands, East, South and South West. Each region has its own committee that works with the clubs to set regional race dates.