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by hazychris
22 Apr 2017, 1:47pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Who ceased CTC membership after charity conversion, etc. ?
Replies: 46
Views: 37407

Re: Who ceased CTC membership after charity conversion, etc. ?

I'm afraid I left, partly as a result of the charitable status conversion, and partly because of the awful CUK rebranding, and partly because the member group I'd heavily invested effort in had become regressive. British Cycling ticks the boxes for me now, seems better focused in campaigning, suppor...
by hazychris
4 Dec 2016, 10:29pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Are CTC members happy with the direction of the CTC
Replies: 56
Views: 25818

Re: Are CTC members happy with the direction of the CTC

BTW, PH, the "traditional CTC club" Corallian split from did a "ride" yesterday, the pictures of which can be seen here: http://www.ctcwantage.org.uk/rides.php?id=2794 16 riders. 14 on road bikes. 1 on a flat barred hybrid with road tyres. 1 on a Chas Roberts traditional Audax bi...
by hazychris
4 Dec 2016, 10:13pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Are CTC members happy with the direction of the CTC
Replies: 56
Views: 25818

Re: Are CTC members happy with the direction of the CTC

Good points PH - and spot on the money. We found that the "CUK formula" did not really support a bunch of mates who want to ride together and maybe draw in like-minded riders, so we have consciously not applied it. Horses for courses, as you say. The area has not lost out as there is an ex...
by hazychris
4 Dec 2016, 9:57pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Are CTC members happy with the direction of the CTC
Replies: 56
Views: 25818

Re: Are CTC members happy with the direction of the CTC

Thanks for your wishes, landsurfer. You raise some really important points, and ones that we considered when we decided what we wanted to be and how we were going to go about it. 1. Our new club needed to have a focused identity beyond the fuzziness of "something for everyone" - we found t...
by hazychris
4 Dec 2016, 9:28pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Are CTC members happy with the direction of the CTC
Replies: 56
Views: 25818

Re: Are CTC members happy with the direction of the CTC

A quick update on Corallian now we're two months in: * We are now at 20 paid up members - half our first year (ending Oct 2017) target of 40 paid up members * There have been 15 club rides since 1st October, and our weather record has been awesome :wink: * Club members have covered over 4500km on cl...
by hazychris
10 Oct 2016, 8:59pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Are CTC members happy with the direction of the CTC
Replies: 56
Views: 25818

Re: Are CTC members happy with the direction of the CTC

Thanks Rob - your club's change was an inspiration point for us, so we owe you... if you're ever down in South Oxfordshire and fancy a ride, I dare say we could extend you an honorary guest pass :wink:
by hazychris
10 Oct 2016, 6:56pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Are CTC members happy with the direction of the CTC
Replies: 56
Views: 25818

Re: Are CTC members happy with the direction of the CTC

No compulsory helmets. BC have been like a breath of fresh air - professional, organised and pragmatic.
by hazychris
10 Oct 2016, 6:43pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Are CTC members happy with the direction of the CTC
Replies: 56
Views: 25818

Re: Are CTC members happy with the direction of the CTC

My CTC membership runs out soon. It will stay run out. Me and two kindred spirits have left (all three are current or past committee members, Secretary, Chair, Treasurer, Rides Secretary, Membership Secretary, Webmaster positions covered over 10 years) our current member group on the grounds that CU...
by hazychris
4 Mar 2016, 11:20pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club
Replies: 703
Views: 269657

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

We a r s e, I cling.

Sorry for being rather tongue in cheek, if you'll indulge the pun.
by hazychris
4 Jul 2014, 12:22am
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: "Spirited" riding
Replies: 2
Views: 31857

"Spirited" riding

Quick question to see how other member groups feel about this.... On regular evening rides with our "athletic" group, we often have one or two sections of the ride where, when safe to do so, a portion of the group might become quite "spirited", with the blessing and encouragement...
by hazychris
2 Apr 2014, 8:25pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Leading the CTC way
Replies: 16
Views: 54252

Re: Leading the CTC way

We have just been through the process of updating and training out our guidance at CTC Wantage. A motion at our last AGM (below) gave the mandate to do this, and we've had a generally good response from ride leaders, save the odd one or two who think they know it all ;-) Our new volunteers list is b...
by hazychris
14 Jul 2013, 10:25am
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Lost - Garmin 800 - 13/07/2013 - Cotswolds, Daglingworth
Replies: 0
Views: 55711

Lost - Garmin 800 - 13/07/2013 - Cotswolds, Daglingworth

Lost - Garmin 800 - 13/07/2013 09:30 - 10:30 - Cotswolds, between Kemble and Daglingworth Blue Garmin 800, in black silicone case, lost (looks like it came off the mount (quietly). Please reply if you have found it. Owners details on startup splash screen, or DM / reply here if you have found it and...
by hazychris
26 Apr 2010, 9:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tri-bars and TT bikes on club rides?
Replies: 17
Views: 1442

Re: Tri-bars and TT bikes on club rides?

do people really pursue litigation if they crash while on a group ride ? (amazing) There was a case recently, which got thrown out, effectively on the basis that drafting or close riding is contra the highway code, which states something along the lines of "you must always have enough space in...
by hazychris
25 Apr 2010, 10:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tri-bars and TT bikes on club rides?
Replies: 17
Views: 1442

Re: Tri-bars and TT bikes on club rides?

can't you just do what you feel like? I doubt you really need someone else to tell you what to do. if you don't want them, disallow them. if you don't mind, then let them ride. it's fairly simple, no ? there's far too many rules in this life... Thanks for the constructive (?) input. The thing I'm t...
by hazychris
25 Apr 2010, 8:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tri-bars and TT bikes on club rides?
Replies: 17
Views: 1442

Re: Tri-bars and TT bikes on club rides?

Thanks meic! Our group tends to ride as a "bunch" rather than a "string of riders going the same way" - makes it imperative that you know which riders to give a wide berth :twisted: To your last point I was looking for input in either direction, as we need to have some experience...