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by John Catt
6 Nov 2018, 10:51am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BC membership up
Replies: 109
Views: 5525

Re: BC membership up

The reality is that all of these organisations have something to offer, and there is something that most do better than others. There are good arguments for them uniting, but there are equally goodbones for them staying seperate and concentrating on their specialisms. Perhaps the ideal is that they...
by John Catt
5 Jul 2016, 10:30pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: What is CUK now?
Replies: 77
Views: 4859

Re: What is CUK now?

So: had the bicycle been invented in the 17th century, cycle touring might perhaps have been called sport. But it wasn't and the key phrase I take from the above passage is: "in the modern sense". In the modern sense, as defined by the Sports England a few years ago (much to Kevin Mayne's...
by John Catt
27 Apr 2016, 6:12pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: How should I vote in the AGM
Replies: 61
Views: 47216

Re: How should I vote in the AGM

Steady rider wrote:If good reasons can be provided for allowing proxy voting it may be worth keeping


The good reason for keeping it is that it is a requirement of Section 324 of the Comanies Act . See http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2006/46/section/324
by John Catt
24 Feb 2016, 6:33pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CTC CHANGE OF NAME
Replies: 114
Views: 27174

Re: CTC CHANGE OF NAME

Haven't you just hit on a key point there though. These people are elected to vote one behalf of the members. They have done this and gone for a new logo. To then request a full member vote seems to go against the original principle of having elected representatives... They're not "elected to ...
by John Catt
20 Feb 2016, 12:19am
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: The new logo?
Replies: 71
Views: 48940

Re: The new logo?

I had a play :-)
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by John Catt
30 Dec 2015, 7:25pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CTC AGM possible motions
Replies: 37
Views: 3204

Re: CTC AGM possible motions

Reviewing this discussion - I wonder if members have checked out the existing CTC policies - see http://www.ctc.org.uk/campaigning/views-and-briefings . Campaigning for a change in the law on passing distances - when the current law if properly enforced would require this - seems strange when the pr...
by John Catt
30 Dec 2015, 6:53pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CTC AGM possible motions
Replies: 37
Views: 3204

Re: CTC AGM possible motions

The selection process/requirements for nomination of Council members was changed some years ago, requiring more nominees, and is an area that would probably not be generally discussed by cyclists. Each year all members can potentially influence what the CTC does by voting for motions or presenting ...
by John Catt
13 Mar 2015, 9:03am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Wiggle supports Sustrans
Replies: 10
Views: 1628

Re: Wiggle supports Sustrans

Looks as if Wiggle were looking for a way to promote their "Wiggle Legal" product to cyclists. As the CTC has a competing product there would have been no possibility of a deal with the CTC.
by John Catt
21 Nov 2014, 7:30pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club
Replies: 703
Views: 267542

Re: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club

I'm uncomfortable with flat rate subscriptions while we have such inequality. I think this is a fair point. Our criteria are strict and hence in many cases unjust. I am a pensioner but have a good occupational pension. My disposable income is higher than many people in work supporting children, mor...
by John Catt
7 Nov 2014, 8:35pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Any Groups Near........
Replies: 2
Views: 28610

Re: Any Groups Near........

Are there any groups near Shepshed in Leicester ? Nearest are probably Charnwood CTC and Loughborough Wednesday Cyclists . You can meet many local CTC members at the annual carol service that this year is being held in Shepshed and at the Mince Pie Run that meets up in Belton on the last Sunday bef...
by John Catt
14 Mar 2014, 6:24pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CTC head honcho
Replies: 21
Views: 27336

Re: CTC head honcho

I think a lot depends on the organisation. Although I member I cannot find the accounts so I've no idea about income, membership, employees, etc. and the salary for the position would to a large degree depend on some of those factors. Report and accounts can be found at http://www.ctc.org.uk/about-...
by John Catt
1 Nov 2013, 7:07pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: 'Refreshing the brand' . . . . . .
Replies: 168
Views: 204232

Re: So - is 'refresh the brand'

Nationally, CN has a collaboration agreement with CTC, but we were insulted as people who wear "false beards" on a recent CTC "blog" (it's not a good blog because it doesn't allow proper reader responses) http://www.ctc.org.uk/blog/suzanne-forup/ctccyclenation-2013-conference-re...
by John Catt
26 Aug 2013, 6:01pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CTC group leaders & CTC future direction
Replies: 2
Views: 127737

Re: CTC group leaders & CTC future direction

1. The new guidelines for runs leaders are beginning to sound prescriptive and (may) put leaders off. Wonder which bits of the new guidance for ride leaders http://www.ctc.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/events/ctc-guide-to-leading-a-group-ride-july-2013.pdf you perceive to be overly prescipti...
by John Catt
10 Apr 2013, 6:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle Campaigning in Leeds
Replies: 6
Views: 1646

Re: Cycle Campaigning in Leeds

Snap - Leicester Cycling Campaign Group was formed last year out of a similar sense of frustration. Am admiring your web site, which somewhat shades ours at http://leicesterccg.wordpress.com/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/leicester.cyclecampaign Twitter @LeicesterCCG If there exists a networkin...