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by Philip Benstead
24 Jan 2021, 2:38pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: The end of Gift Aid
Replies: 45
Views: 1541

Re: The end of Gift Aid

Jdsk wrote:What are you saying... that's a very long quote of your own words that's labelled "Updated" but doesn't say what has changed.

Jonathan


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by Philip Benstead
24 Jan 2021, 12:36pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: The end of Gift Aid
Replies: 45
Views: 1541

Re: The end of Gift Aid

UPDATED ... Given that none of the current trustee was involved in the original process oo charity conversion I was wondering whether a root branch review of the benefit and disbenefits the conversion as brought. I would permit the trustees to reflect on the decision-making process I'm not sure if t...
by Philip Benstead
24 Jan 2021, 10:19am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: The end of Gift Aid
Replies: 45
Views: 1541

Re: The end of Gift Aid

... Given that none of current trustee were involved in the original process oo charity conversion I was wondering whether a root branch review of the benefit and disbenefits the conversion as brought. I would permite the trustees to reflect on the decision making process I'm not sure if this is ad...
by Philip Benstead
23 Jan 2021, 3:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Would you keep your bike(s) in a cellar?
Replies: 42
Views: 1537

Re: Would you keep your bike(s) in a cellar?

Open to the air at all times, but sheltered from rain. So probably damp for about 3-4 months of the year and warm/hot and dry for the rest. They seem to manage OK. Possibly not always. I kept my bike under a tin roof open on three sides and the rubber seals on my hubs disintegrated. I took it into ...
by Philip Benstead
22 Jan 2021, 7:19pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Bicycle for small lady
Replies: 10
Views: 771

Re: Bicycle for small lady

I am 4ft 10 inches and arthritic (age 62) and now ride a teenagers Frog flat bar bike. I prefer the Frog range because they scale the crank length down with the frame size and for my arthritic knees this is essential and also gives me more power on the down stroke. There are too many small bikes wi...
by Philip Benstead
22 Jan 2021, 8:50am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: The end of Gift Aid
Replies: 45
Views: 1541

Re: The end of Gift Aid

I don't want to revisit the charity conversion debate again; as I said higher up it's water under the bridge (and Storm Christoph is causing enough of that as it is.) Speaking as a taxpayer, I'm really pleased to hear that the taxman is screwing down on this. I hope it's evidence that the whole cha...
by Philip Benstead
22 Jan 2021, 8:33am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: The end of Gift Aid
Replies: 45
Views: 1541

Re: The end of Gift Aid

So I'm wondering whether this is a broad ruling, or relates specifically to something about Cycling UK. TTBOMK it's the Chapter 3.18 limits: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/charities-detailed-guidance-notes/chapter-3-gift-aid#chapter-318-benefits-received-by-donors-and-connected-persons ...
by Philip Benstead
21 Jan 2021, 9:14pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: The end of Gift Aid
Replies: 45
Views: 1541

Re: The end of Gift Aid

Neither, is the answer. I've just finished three years as a CUK trustee and more specifically as a member of the audit committee, and Gift Aid has been a recurring matter of debate and review throughout that time. Under review pretty much from the time it was granted then. It's hard to see how this...
by Philip Benstead
18 Jan 2021, 10:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycle Trailer to be used with either Brompton or full-size touring bike.
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Cycle Trailer to be used with either Brompton or full-size touring bike.

Cycle Trailer to be used with either Brompton or full-size touring bike. I am thinking of purchasing a trailer. The aim is to use it when I do my Dr. Bike and cycle maintenance work. One thing I was thinking of doing was to fit a pair of wheels on the side at the rear so that I could wheel it like t...
by Philip Benstead
18 Jan 2021, 8:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: .
Replies: 1
Views: 199

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by Philip Benstead
18 Jan 2021, 6:01pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Have you done the CTC Holidays and Tours Survey?
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Have you done the CTC Holidays and Tours Survey?

Have you done the CTC Holidays and Tours Survey? We want your views on cycling tours We know that cycling holidays are very important for many of our members, whether day tours or longer trips in the UK or abroad. To better understand the market, we are looking for members to complete a survey to gi...
by Philip Benstead
18 Jan 2021, 5:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Toolbox Inserts
Replies: 15
Views: 613

Re: Toolbox Inserts

I think some of you miss understand my reasoning. I work sometime as cycle mechainic, I need to carry certain tool in manner to aid quick identification and avoid the loss of tool by not having allocated safe place. I also to reduce mass and weight by not carrying duplicate tool that duplicate func...
by Philip Benstead
17 Jan 2021, 9:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Toolbox Inserts
Replies: 15
Views: 613

Re: Toolbox Inserts

I wrap mine in a bit of old cloth tied together with a bit of velcro tape The cloth is then used to wipe things (including oil off fingers) if I have a breakdown, then replaced with a clean piece when I get home. No rattling around in my "water bottle" tool holder I think some of you miss...
by Philip Benstead
16 Jan 2021, 8:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear changing on 6 speed Brompton
Replies: 22
Views: 745

Re: Gear changing on 6 speed Brompton

I had the same problem with my 6 speed with the newer style gear levers. There's a good YouTube video in solving the problem. It involves dismantling the gear shift lever and sandpapering a sticky plastic component- took me about 30mins and no problems since. Yes I have seen that at https://www.you...
by Philip Benstead
16 Jan 2021, 5:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear changing on 6 speed Brompton
Replies: 22
Views: 745

Re: Gear changing on 6 speed Brompton

some lube is usually better than no lube, but too much just seems to attract the dirt. I'm not sure I know of a 'perfect solution' here but one thing I have been considering is to use an additional plastic guard over this part, eg zip-tied in position, such that it won't interfere with how it moves...