Just 'Re-joined?' after THAT charity conversion debacle

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Re: Just 'Re-joined?' after THAT charity conversion debacle

Postby deliquium » 6 Jan 2017, 9:38am

gaz wrote:Welcome back Paul.

I also never went away.


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Re: Just 'Re-joined?' after THAT charity conversion debacle

Postby pedalsheep » 13 Jan 2017, 3:59pm

I decided to stick with them for the moment and see what happens. I was very surprised today to receive a large envelope containing a renewal for 'we are cycling UK' plus a rather nice certificate from ' The Council of Cyclists Touring Club' expressing appreciation for 10 years of membership (although I was also a member in the 70s and 80s) and featuring 2 Winged Wheel emblems!
Are they trying to convince me that I still belong to a club rather than just being a supporter of a charity or are the certificates just old stock? It is a rather fine certificate.
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Re: Just 'Re-joined?' after THAT charity conversion debacle

Postby gaz » 13 Jan 2017, 4:22pm

Are you sure it's a certificate, 10 years is supposed to be a Presidential Letter.

I expect this is one of those things that falls under the "Heritage" branding, at least until the old stock is used up :wink: .
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Re: Just 'Re-joined?' after THAT charity conversion debacle

Postby djnotts » 13 Jan 2017, 4:30pm

I was a member for a few years until "the nasty business of the charity conversion/coup....." but this very day have rejoined!

Simply that the Notts group has started Saturday "easy" rides and having had my free three tasters and hoping that I can probably just about keep up on most of the c.35 mile outings, I was sufficiently motivated to stump up the over-65s subs! I was never more than a peripheral member but I do find the "Cycling UK" thing sad.

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Re: Just 'Re-joined?' after THAT charity conversion debacle

Postby mjr » 13 Jan 2017, 6:30pm

djnotts wrote:Simply that the Notts group has started Saturday "easy" rides and having had my free three tasters and hoping that I can probably just about keep up on most of the c.35 mile outings, I was sufficiently motivated to stump up the over-65s subs!

Ah, so the "join else you can't ride on the public roads with us" blackmail policy does work sometimes.
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Re: Just 'Re-joined?' after THAT charity conversion debacle

Postby landsurfer » 13 Jan 2017, 6:32pm

mjr wrote:
djnotts wrote:Simply that the Notts group has started Saturday "easy" rides and having had my free three tasters and hoping that I can probably just about keep up on most of the c.35 mile outings, I was sufficiently motivated to stump up the over-65s subs!

Ah, so the "join else you can't ride on the public roads with us" blackmail policy does work sometimes.


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Re: Just 'Re-joined?' after THAT charity conversion debacle

Postby djnotts » 13 Jan 2017, 6:50pm

"Ah, so the "join else you can't ride on the public roads with us" blackmail policy does work sometimes."

Not how I view it at all. It's a "club" (for want of a better word!) and I can see no element of "blackmail" in a condition that requires me to pay my subs in order to enjoy a benefit of membership. (Pretty much like the EU really....)

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Re: Just 'Re-joined?' after THAT charity conversion debacle

Postby pedalsheep » 13 Jan 2017, 6:54pm

gaz wrote
Are you sure its a certificate

I suppose it is actually a presidential letter but it does look like a certificate with the writing superimposed over a large Winged Wheel and a smaller one top centre with 'Founded 1878' underneath it. Definitely heritage!
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Re: Just 'Re-joined?' after THAT charity conversion debacle

Postby Barred1 » 13 Jan 2017, 8:17pm

djnotts wrote:"Ah, so the "join else you can't ride on the public roads with us" blackmail policy does work sometimes."

Not how I view it at all. It's a "club" (for want of a better word!) and I can see no element of "blackmail" in a condition that requires me to pay my subs in order to enjoy a benefit of membership. (Pretty much like the EU really....)


I would agree that "blackmail" is a bit strong, but then that's often mjr's style - BUT it does seem a bit tough that you have to pay (quite a lot) for the only "benefit" that you want which is riding with some pals.

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