Thames Turbo Triathlon Club

Based in Hampton, Middlesex, Thames Turbo is an inclusive and dynamic triathlon club providing superb swimming, cycling and running coaching to all members in unique training facilities.

Our Club

Our Ethos

Swim. Bike. Run. Fun! As a club catering for all levels of ability we believe in training hard, being sociable and enjoying all we do. This is a club run by members for members. We are proud to belong to such a prestigious club and love to wear our club colours. We take our governance responsibilities seriously. This is reflected in us having achieved our BTF Tri Mark Award.


Our training strategy is led by our Head Coach – Ralph Hydes. Ralph and all our talented coaches are BTF qualified at Level 1, 2 or 3, or equivalent. All coaches hold valid DBS checks.

Our members have the opportunity to attend sessions in swimming, cycling and running each week helping them to go from strength to strength.


Expect to be welcomed at your first training session. We are renowned for being a friendly bunch and we genuinely enjoy getting to know each other and spending time together beyond training sessions. We host regular social evenings and these are a great way to meet other people. Our social Sunday rides usually involve a coffee and cake stop – this is why we do tri, right?

Senior Membership

Our full senior membership allows access all the sessions and classes we offer. There are no top up fees and no hidden costs. With all swimming sessions, cycling and running coaching included we know that what we offer is amazing value. Exclusive pool access means we have the ability to offer appropriate swim coaching to all our members. The only requirement to join is that you can competently swim 100m.

Junior Membership

We believe in supporting our 7-16 year old juniors of all abilities to do their best and be their best selves. Summer and winter intraclub leagues are a great way to develop the confidence to race in a safe and supported environment. All training sessions are coached and comply fully with safeguarding and health and safety guidelines. Our junior membership fee provides outstanding value.

Race Series

Our two sprint distance triathlons based at the magnificent Hampton Open Air Swimming Pool have long been a part of the BTF London League and enjoyed by novices and pros alike. The course is fast, flat and really fun! It consists of a 432m pool swim, a 21km cycle through the quiet leafy streets of Hampton and Lower Sunbury and culminates in 5km run through the picturesque Royal Bushy Park.

I have been a member of Thames Turbo for 10 years now. When I joined I was a relative beginner and wanted a club to help me improve and the coaching set up and willingness of the members to share knowledge has helped me to become a regular GB Age Group athlete and also make many friends over the years.

Alan Lightfoot

I have been a member of Thames Turbo since 2014 and have thoroughly enjoyed training at all of the facilities during these years. Swimming at Hampton Pool and Shepperton lake has become enjoyable and it is nice to meet up for the Sunday Rides.

Richard Charnley

Latest News

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Updated HOP Swim instructions – 13 August

Circuit Training

Strength and Conditioning Set Number 6


No Circuits Class Saturday 15th August

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Hampton Pool Update – 6 Lanes Available

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