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by Barred1
8 Jul 2017, 7:10am
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Redditch & Bromsgrove or Bromsgrove & Redditch
Replies: 12
Views: 8605

Re: Redditch & Bromsgrove or Bromsgrove & Redditch

gaz wrote:
gaz wrote:As to the raison d'être, we could all speculate but if you really want to know drop them an e-mail and ask.


Done - no response

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by Barred1
7 Jul 2017, 9:10pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Redditch & Bromsgrove or Bromsgrove & Redditch
Replies: 12
Views: 8605

Re: Redditch & Bromsgrove or Bromsgrove & Redditch

Yes - I know all that and the most of the thread replies are just going over old ground. The original question in this thread was why an established group of whatever variety was dissolved and then within a couple of months replaced by another group that covered the same geographic territory with th...
by Barred1
7 Jul 2017, 4:22pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Redditch & Bromsgrove or Bromsgrove & Redditch
Replies: 12
Views: 8605

Re: Redditch & Bromsgrove or Bromsgrove & Redditch

The terminology gets confusing - presumably the new enterprise is not an "affiliated club" B1 It is an affiliated group http://www.cyclinguk.org/local-groups/bromsgrove I don't find it confusing at all, are you looking for an explanation, or looking to find something to be critical of? Me...
by Barred1
7 Jul 2017, 8:35am
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Redditch & Bromsgrove or Bromsgrove & Redditch
Replies: 12
Views: 8605

Re: Redditch & Bromsgrove or Bromsgrove & Redditch

So why the change - all seems very strange - if it was a commercial business it could be a tax dodge :shock: B1 I think you've misunderstood Gaz's comprehensive explanation - one was a Member Group the other is an Affiliated Group, different structure,different rules. The biggest difference is who ...
by Barred1
7 Jul 2017, 7:44am
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Redditch & Bromsgrove or Bromsgrove & Redditch
Replies: 12
Views: 8605

Re: Redditch & Bromsgrove or Bromsgrove & Redditch

From the Cycling UK group page : Bromsgrove & Redditch Affiliated Group (BRAG) are a Cycling UK affiliated group. We are the successors to the dissolved Redditch & Bromsgrove Member Group. The AG page appears to have been in place since June 2016. The group page contains an e-mail link to A...
by Barred1
6 Jul 2017, 6:06pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Redditch & Bromsgrove or Bromsgrove & Redditch
Replies: 12
Views: 8605

Redditch & Bromsgrove or Bromsgrove & Redditch

Redditch & Bromsgrove CUK group dissolved in March 2017 but Bromsgrove & Redditch now appears to be a new CUK group? What's happening/happened? Is it the same people?

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by Barred1
2 Jun 2017, 3:48pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CTC Member Benefits
Replies: 45
Views: 34192

Re: CTC Member Benefits

Today I went to my local branch of Halfords (Lowestoft) to claim my 10% off a cycle carrier. I presented my membership card and neither the cashier or the manager knew anything about the discount and refused to give me it. Needless to say I left empty handed. Members please be aware and print off a...
by Barred1
30 Mar 2017, 5:13pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Another MG seems to have gone
Replies: 1
Views: 10387

Another MG seems to have gone

The website for Redditch & Bromsgrove CTC has closed - presumably as a result of the EGM on Tuesday 28 March with a proposal to dissolve the group.

Does anyone know if it's continuing under another name outside CTC?

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by Barred1
29 Mar 2017, 10:40am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK AGM : 13th May 2017 : London
Replies: 111
Views: 51273

Re: Cycling UK AGM : 13th May 2017 : London

Graham wrote:
. . . . . . as space is limited at the venue.


Not an unreasonable request ?


That's fine to ask who is coming BUT there should be no limit on numbers which is the implication - everyone has the right to be there.

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by Barred1
29 Mar 2017, 8:40am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK AGM : 13th May 2017 : London
Replies: 111
Views: 51273

Re: Cycling UK AGM : 13th May 2017 : London

Our AGM will take place on Saturday 13th May 2017 at 10.00am at the . . . . Wesley Hotel & Conference venue, 81/103 Euston Road, London NW1 2EZ. To obtain admission, members must produce a valid membership card or proof of current membership. To book your place you must notify sue.cherry@cyclin...
by Barred1
18 Mar 2017, 9:34pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 1970
Views: 146686

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

I've been hovering on the fence about joining this trip but am now even more uncertain as there's now a split or at least division in the camp (sorry) with quite a few wanting B&B and some camping .... my hesitation was that IF I was to join it'd only be on a B&B basis. Looks like the wheels...
by Barred1
8 Mar 2017, 11:09am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 1970
Views: 146686

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

oldmanonabike wrote:
landsurfer wrote:Don't worry about numbers ..... Human Factors (wives :) ) will reduce the numbers as we get closer to the off ....lol

Including Jules there are four wives coming as well lol


Don't believe anyone until they're there on start line ready to go is my motto!

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by Barred1
8 Feb 2017, 7:29am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 1970
Views: 146686

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

What "lumps" (excluding Shap) in the Lake district and how would you bypass them ? This route doesn't have much in the way of killer hills (and bear in mind you've had a week or so of riding so should be pretty fit!) . . . starting from Carnforth - pretty much hug the M6 corridor through/...
by Barred1
7 Feb 2017, 9:51pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 1970
Views: 146686

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Horses for courses and we're all different. Quite a lot of it looks to me a roadies route, getting the miles done. The sort of route used by the organised sportive type events. If that was my objective I'd use it, get to the end and have that elation at having completed the challenge. I do some rid...
by Barred1
7 Feb 2017, 9:46pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 1970
Views: 146686

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Not sure what you're using to plan the route but from a quick look there's a massive amount of very cycle un-friendly main A roads (including the A30) and loads of busy bypasses around towns but going then through the centre of big cities (e.g. Bristol) . . . obviously the team must be "macho ...