There are two main coaster club in the UK - Roller coaster club of Great Britain (RCCGB) and the European Coaster Club (ECC). There are a few smaller ones but I am going to be looking at the two named.
We have been members of the ECC since 2001 and have been lucky enough to do some amazing trips. In 2003 we spent 9 days touring Spain and in 2004 a 14 days touring Germany. We have also spent a few days doing day trips to Blackpool, Thorpe Park, Chessington and Alton Towers.
We joined the RCCGB in 2017 so haven't attend a trip yet. We are considering the Blackpool Bash in April 2019.
Benefits of joining a club
1. New friends - we have met so many people over the years through the club, many who we class as friends.
2. Great Magazine - the ECC magazine, First Drop, is great and is a great lunchtime read.
3. Organised trips/events - most trip days start early and finish late. The clubs will normally have one ERS (Exclusive Ride Session) where its just the club members who get to ride and sometime a meal is also included.
4. Member discounts - both clubs offer discounts at various parks around the world.
I would say if you are a theme park lover then a rollercoaster club is well worth joining