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by DGR
21 Feb 2017, 10:57pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: British Cycling reaches 125,000 members milestone
Replies: 10
Views: 10126

Re: British Cycling reaches 125,000 members milestone

British Cycling has 3 categories of membership "race", "ride" and "fan". See https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/membership?gclid=CPDjqpGhotICFQEA0wodFvYI3w. The category that "competes" with CTC/Cycling_UK is "ride". A "tipping point" may co...
by DGR
20 Mar 2016, 10:41pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: Relationship to "British Cycling"
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Relationship to "British Cycling"

I have the impression that CTC tends to act as though "British Cycling" does not exist (except "for racing"). In particular, the proposed change-of-name from CTC to "Cycling UK" takes little account of the pre-existing "British Cycling" name. Similarly "B...
by DGR
10 Feb 2015, 7:01pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **
Replies: 680
Views: 35868

Re: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **

About the British Cycling website, MJR wrote Clicking through the commuting tips: contradictory tips telling you to use the main traffic lanes and to plan routes on Sustrans's paths; recycled myths about bike types, waterproofs and more expensive locks being more secure; a very muddled article on li...
by DGR
10 Feb 2015, 3:02pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **
Replies: 680
Views: 35868

Re: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **

I’ve been looking at the alternatives to CTC, following the abolition of the roles of Touring Officer and (Senior) Technical Officer. BRITISH CYCLING At http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/recreation, you’ll see that British Cycling supports “riding for fun”. It seems to me that this could include “tou...
by DGR
5 Sep 2013, 4:05pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club
Replies: 703
Views: 267051

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

Both “Cyclists Touring Club” and the so-called “British Cycling” have inappropriate names, given the scope of the activities they now support. Although the “British Cycling” website mentions “cycling for fun” and “commuting”, their “centre of gravity” is obviously competitive cycling. See http://www...
by DGR
4 Sep 2013, 1:48pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Funerals
Replies: 6
Views: 23745

Re: Funerals

To summarise … A "side-car for a tandem" style of hearse - originally from Paul Sinclair http://paulandmariansinclair.com/2012/02/11/tandem-bike-hearse-riders/ - is available from Cooperative Funeralcare. It’s shown at http://www.co-operative.coop/funeralcare/funeral-customs/The-funeral-co...
by DGR
7 Aug 2013, 1:19pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Funerals
Replies: 6
Views: 23745

Re: Funerals

I contacted Rev Sinclair, at http://www.motorcyclefunerals.com/. He said that their tandem hearse is actually quite quick: the perception of it being hard work came about because the press took a joke too seriously. However, his company decided that they’d better concentrate on motorcycle hearses fo...
by DGR
4 Aug 2013, 10:36pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Funerals
Replies: 6
Views: 23745

Funerals

On page 8 of the current “Cycle”, there’s a picture of Richard Ballantine’s cycle-powered hearse. There’s a side view of the hearse at http://s1127.photobucket.com/user/Protobikes/media/Richards%20Funeral/IMG_1994_zps059192f9.jpg.html?sort=2&o=9 . Being of an age where I have to contemplate my m...