Bristol GP Service

Sports and Activity Certificates

(Running, Cycling, Swimming, Triathlon)

Triathlon, and the three individual sports of which it is comprised, are hugely popular.  Many athletes race both in the UK and abroad.  Increasingly, such events require medical fitness certification from a doctor before allowing athletes to compete.  This is particularly the case in France and Italy but also in some events in the UK.

The following events require medical certification:


  • Cross Channel Swimming

  • Cross Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation Medical

  • Paris Marathon

  • Paris Half Marathon

  • French Riviera Marathon

  • Mont Blanc Marathon

  • Medoc Marathon

  • Disneyland Paris Half Marathon

  • Etape du Tour

  • Gran Fondo Marmotte Alps and Pyrenees

  • Haute Route Pyrenees, Alps, Alpe d’Huez, Ventoux

  • UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Albi

A medical certificate is recommended for the Tour of Flanders sportive, Roubaix Challenge and Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge although it is not mandatory.


  • Rome Marathon

  • Venice Marathon

  • Lake Garda Marathon

  • Florence Marathon

  • Gran Fondo Strade Bianche

  • Gran Fondo Stelvio

  • Gran Fondo San Remo-San Remo

  • Gran Fondo Milan San Remo

  • Gran Fondo Roma

  • Haute Route Dolomites

As of 2017, the level of medical examination for some of the events in Italy, such as the marathon events, is more comprehensive.  Typically the following are required

  • Full Medical Exam

  • Complete Urine Test

  • ECG at Rest

  • Post-Exercise ECG

  • Spirometry

Without the necessary medical documentation, you will not be allowed to compete.

For simple medicals, we only charge the cost of our express private GP consultation (usually £75).       If the medical takes longer than a standard consultation, the fee may be a little higher, depending on the exact medical requirements. If you can send us a copy of your form, we can usually notify you of the cost before going ahead with the medical.

Booking your appointment                                                                                                                     Visit our online booking system below and select 'Sporting Medical'. Please state the type of sports medical you require on the booking form.                       

It is helpful if you can email us a copy of your medical form before the appointment.

If you would like to book an appointment please click here: Appointment Booking Page

If you have any questions, please call our reception on 0117 973 13 23. You can also email us directly on or send a message to us via our contact form.