Wasn't sure how to couch the question. But here's my thinking: Come across a couple of Tri-clubs out on the roads of Oxfordshire on their 'training runs', what struck me in an area where there are some strong cycle clubs, was firstly how large the groups were, secondly that they all seemed to have 'team kit', but thirdly (and most notably) that they seemed to contain a much higher proportion of women. Is this the same elsewhere? Is Tri more diverse and accomodating; because their members have different strengths and weaknesses in 3 different disciplines? Are people more likely to get into 'serious cycling' through Tri than through traditional cycling clubs? If so, is it a threat or an opportunity? I know they're nutters, but I have to say they seemed to be having so much I might consider joining just for the biking bit (it's the only bit I can do).