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by Ru88ell
27 Oct 2017, 6:21pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Ride Leader pdf
Replies: 3
Views: 9043

Re: Ride Leader pdf

That takes me to a search. No obvious document.
by Ru88ell
27 Oct 2017, 4:57pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Ride Leader pdf
Replies: 3
Views: 9043

Ride Leader pdf

Could anyone point me to the old or new version of the Ride Leader pdf please? CTC used to have one which covered all aspects of ride leading for affiliated groups.

Thanks in advance.
by Ru88ell
19 Jan 2015, 3:12pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Burly blokes on the pavement - why?
Replies: 31
Views: 25012

Burly blokes on the pavement - why?

As I cycle far and wide I keep noticing the same thing; why are there groups of fully kitted up MTB'ers riding on the pavements? I'm not referring to the odd work commuter on his £99.99 Y frame full susser, I'm talking about groups of blokes from their 20's to 40's, from three to eight or nine of th...
by Ru88ell
13 Jan 2015, 1:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle Schemes - are they still worth it?
Replies: 33
Views: 8871

Re: Cycle Schemes - are they still worth it?

Of course I had to pay up front though. Which is where the 0% credit card comes in. Find the bike and accessories you want, negotiate a great price / utilise club discount card, pay with 0% card, set up D/D or regular transfer payment over 12 months. I'm sure that's what we'll do, and by promoting ...
by Ru88ell
13 Jan 2015, 8:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle Schemes - are they still worth it?
Replies: 33
Views: 8871

Re: Cycle Schemes - are they still worth it?

I bought a folder on the Cycle Scheme many years ago, and I think I paid a nominal £5 at the end of the 12 months. It was straightforward to be able to work out the financial benefit. They do seem to have trashed the original good intention, and I'm at a loss as to why people bother with it now. In ...
by Ru88ell
12 Jan 2015, 11:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle Schemes - are they still worth it?
Replies: 33
Views: 8871

Cycle Schemes - are they still worth it?

My wife's workplace is now offering the Evans Cycle to Work Scheme. Are these things actually worth doing these days, or has the government killed it off by introducing the final valuation payment?
by Ru88ell
31 Oct 2014, 6:39pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: The CTC - is it vulnerable?
Replies: 256
Views: 211930

Re: The CTC - is it vulnerable?

Another reason the CTC is vulnerable is this; the membership department is a total shambles. It was in 2007 and it is now.
by Ru88ell
17 Oct 2014, 5:28pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: The CTC - is it vulnerable?
Replies: 256
Views: 211930

Re: The CTC - is it vulnerable?

Many thanks and I can see how you have had success. So could the CTC help by providing the web space for each group? That's one of the things which CTC could have offered. My idea was that CTC bundle up a 'Stourbug' type package with instruction manual, but they didn't want to know. This is where B...
by Ru88ell
17 Oct 2014, 3:08pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: The CTC - is it vulnerable?
Replies: 256
Views: 211930

Re: The CTC - is it vulnerable?

Please provide any helpful tips, perhaps in order of merit. Get some helpers Create an internet forum. Load it with info. Use forum to co-ordinate everything. Don't allow calls, texts, emails. Forum communication only. Two social nights per month - in a nice pub. Ladies like wine. Our pub puts on f...
by Ru88ell
17 Oct 2014, 1:41pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: The CTC - is it vulnerable?
Replies: 256
Views: 211930

Re: The CTC - is it vulnerable?

I have spoken to the CTC a number of times to see if it could replicate our model and there was no interest other than me doing it myself for nothing. What is that model? I'm interested to learn more and see if I can persuade KLWNBUG to apply it. We're picking up a new rider or two each month, but ...
by Ru88ell
17 Oct 2014, 1:14pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: The CTC - is it vulnerable?
Replies: 256
Views: 211930

Re: The CTC - is it vulnerable?

I'm sorry for being about two years late responding to this thread. There's been a few comments about me and about Stourbug. I'd like to add if I may. Si, Simon and Rob are all about right, with the exception of the clipboard by the bed, and Stourbug continues to grow. Our membership almost made 330...
by Ru88ell
29 Apr 2010, 8:12pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Stourbridge Bicycle User Group
Replies: 12
Views: 5183

Re: Stourbridge Bicycle User Group

No, but free drinks on me if you can make one of our socials. :wink:
by Ru88ell
27 Apr 2010, 5:44pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Stourbridge Bicycle User Group
Replies: 12
Views: 5183

Re: Stourbridge Bicycle User Group

Here I am. What seems to be the problem? Website is http://www.stourbug.org.uk and has monthly ride list and contact details. Loads of other rides happen on a random basis via our forum, but this is members only. This forum is the lifeblood of the club and has, on average, over 100 new topics per mo...
by Ru88ell
4 Dec 2009, 3:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Code of Conduct for parks
Replies: 9
Views: 620

Code of Conduct for parks

Folks

My LA is trying to find a form of words that will pacify pedestrians on shared routes in local parks. Bylaws currently prohibit cycling but the LA doesn't want to change that. Does anyone have an example that could be use as an intermediate step?

Rgds
Russell
by Ru88ell
28 Nov 2009, 8:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: It turns me off.
Replies: 222
Views: 7996

Re: It turns me off.

It all got far too deep and meaningful for me. Sorry. I guess my mail point was that we can get people to make sustainable transport choices, but we have to do it without demanding it, and without politics. As soon as we start preaching to people they turn off. Make it feel normal, because normal pe...