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by bertgrower
14 Oct 2017, 8:08am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Where am I (2)
Replies: 16
Views: 6776

Re: Game Where am I?

OK I start

Where am I?

Do we need to say which county I am in?
by bertgrower
13 Oct 2017, 4:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why do certain subjects appear to be forbidden on this forum?
Replies: 65
Views: 4256

Re: Why do certain subjects appear to be forbidden on this forum?

Would the banned subject on the forum be a function how they are critical of policy or operation of various orgainisation.

Would those orgainisation be more reflective of their kinship group view if the powes that be who forumulate , direct and operate those actions were more open to debate on a open forum?
by bertgrower
13 Oct 2017, 1:00pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 976
Views: 40569

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

I have a french friend who's brother has mental impairment. He was unable to speak untill age eight . He was taught to speak my lady over a period of few weeks.

Even so, his grammer is perfect even though he has no formal grammer lessions and is unable to read.

He is age 70
by bertgrower
13 Oct 2017, 9:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Social media death to letter pages
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Social media death to letter pages

With the increase in social media has developments in society in general and particuler areas of inerest in general shown a decline in the quality of debate in printed matter and as result there as been a decline in the level of knowledge and understanding by the population in general?
by bertgrower
11 Oct 2017, 1:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: V brake pad holder spare nuts
Replies: 14
Views: 839

Re: V brake pad holder spare nuts

uppadine wrote:What are the cone-shaped allen-head nuts called as found on v-brake pad holders, and where can I buy them separately? Preferably non-rusting! Shown here
https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/brake-blocks/kool-stop-v-brake-holder-inserts-dual-compound/



How many do you need?

I have load of spare, I charge just postage.

Send PM
by bertgrower
7 Oct 2017, 4:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Temporary Traffic Lights and Cyclists
Replies: 107
Views: 6360

Re: Temporary Traffic Lights and Cyclists

I have been told by a TMO that the speed of lights change is based upon the speed limit of the road.
by bertgrower
3 Oct 2017, 8:44pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Requirement for four votes in trustee elections
Replies: 37
Views: 19937

Re: Requirement for four votes in trustee elections

gaz wrote:
bertgrower wrote:
gaz wrote:Allowing Members to vote for less than four candidates runs the risk, admitedly extremely unlikely to occur in practice, that fewer than four candidates receive any votes.

Let me get this right, if you force members to vote for somebody they do not like or have no confidence in, this proves that the members have confidence in the voted in trustees and the choice of the nomination committee?

From the perspective of the Nominations Committee who wrote the electoral procedures there are eight excellent candidates* and the Members can have complete confidence that they would make fully capable Trustees.

I'm not sure it will have crossed their minds that a Member might not have confidence in their selection process :wink: .

*Whilst the NC have made it clear that all eight candidates are excellent candidates they have also outlined their firm belief that some excellent candidates are more excellent than others.



That is assuming that the process by which the trustees on the nomination committee were elected to the CTC Council/board of trustee was in itself enjoyed the confidence of the membership.

Noting that at least 2 of the nomination committee secured their seats without opposition whilst one trustee election was subject to formal complaint due to possible electoral irregularities.

There was suggestion once that the chair of the nomination committee should be independent from outside the CTC/CUK. That was drop and instead the chair of council was appointed as chair.

It does say above that the chair of the board agree to step aside from the nomination process as they were up for re-election.
by bertgrower
3 Oct 2017, 10:57am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Requirement for four votes in trustee elections
Replies: 37
Views: 19937

Re: Requirement for four votes in trustee elections

Bmblbzzz wrote:Ok, so we have to vote for four or none at all. Do we have a thread for discussion of the various merits and demerits of the candidates? Particularly but not only from the pov of the "specific qualities" the Board are looking for.


Good idea but do we have enough information to go on.
by bertgrower
3 Oct 2017, 9:54am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Requirement for four votes in trustee elections
Replies: 37
Views: 19937

Re: Requirement for four votes in trustee elections

JohnW wrote:It has been pointed out to us in the recent past, that the trustees may countermand any voted resolution if they agree that, in their opinion, it would not be in what they regard as the best interest of the charity. I imagine that what would happen would be that the trustees would appoint their chosen ones anyway.

They may anyway.

Thanks for clarifying my question gaz.

The truetee can only appoint up 3 trustee onto the board the remainder must be elected acording to the AoA.
by bertgrower
2 Oct 2017, 11:57pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Requirement for four votes in trustee elections
Replies: 37
Views: 19937

Re: Requirement for four votes in trustee elections

JohnW wrote:It has been pointed out to us in the recent past, that the trustees may countermand any voted resolution if they agree that, in their opinion, it would not be in what they regard as the best interest of the charity. I imagine that what would happen would be that the trustees would appoint their chosen ones anyway.

They may anyway.

Thanks for clarifying my question gaz.


You must remember the trustee are all seeing and have greater insight in the working of the CUK. :lol:
by bertgrower
2 Oct 2017, 11:16pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Requirement for four votes in trustee elections
Replies: 37
Views: 19937

Re: Requirement for four votes in trustee elections

Allowing Members to vote for less than four candidates runs the risk, admitedly extremely unlikely to occur in practice, that fewer than four candidates receive any votes.


Let me get this right, if you force members to vote for somebody they do not like or have no confidence in, this proves that the members have confidence in the voted in trustees and the choice of the nomination committee?
by bertgrower
1 Oct 2017, 4:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whatever happened to the colour pink?
Replies: 53
Views: 3007

Re: Whatever happened to the colour pink?

You must remember that the colour pink was until quite recently was associated with boys.
by bertgrower
1 Oct 2017, 7:52am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK clothing
Replies: 28
Views: 16010

Re: Cycling UK clothing

gaz wrote:Spotted elsewhere on this forum, the shop is now taking orders: https://shop.cyclinguk.org/cycling-uk-shop

The "shop" section of the website has a different look to the rest, possibly part of the new website project. Eagle eyed Members will note the lack of a Winged Wheel in the page footers.



Is the lack of the wing wheel an error or decision to distance CUK from it historical past?
by bertgrower
30 Sep 2017, 3:48pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Octorber Cycle Mag - Has anybody got theirs yet?
Replies: 15
Views: 14381

Re: Octorber Cycle Mag - Has anybody got theirs yet?

Please not one candidate had much longer endorsement than the others. I do wonder who was on the nonminations committee and if CEO influence the outcome. Have we seen Dan in action at the AGM how do you rate his performance?
by bertgrower
30 Sep 2017, 8:21am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Requirement for four votes in trustee elections
Replies: 37
Views: 19937

Re: Requirement for four votes in trustee elections

DrJohnJ wrote:I've been having an ongoing exchange of emails with CyclingUK which hasn't been well received.

There are 4 vacancies & you have 4 votes. I have been told that you have to use all 4 votes or none of your votes will count!

I have & will continue to challenge this as I believe it is undemocratic. Four of the candidates 'meet the specification' set whilst the others don't. However, if I only want to endorse 3, for example, I have to cast my final vote for any to be counted!

According to Sue Cherry, with whom I've be swopping emails "The process for voting in any election are not contained in our constitution, rules and administration processes relating to elections are agreed by the appropriate committee. This procedure has not been changed from other years."

I have asked her to escalate the matter!


You state that this election process was undemocractic, where does it say on the Cycling UK website or statements made that CUK is democractic?


The membership has given their rights to influence the direction of CUK away. The board of trustee know what is needed they have greater insight and abilities than the normal member they just need you to rubber stamp their choices.