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by seumasl
22 Sep 2020, 8:50am
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: The age concession: a crisis of conscience
Replies: 68
Views: 2552

Re: The age concession: a crisis of conscience

Bore on old chap,.if you are so am I, perhaps it's our age (evidently emoticons that show laughing are "not supported" ie not allowed how typical of "The Organisation".
by seumasl
21 Sep 2020, 10:30pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: The age concession: a crisis of conscience
Replies: 68
Views: 2552

Re: The age concession: a crisis of conscience

Your point of view not mine, I've quit so academic.
by seumasl
21 Sep 2020, 9:24pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: The age concession: a crisis of conscience
Replies: 68
Views: 2552

Re: The age concession: a crisis of conscience

A point of principle might well be worth stating more than once Especially as "The Organisation" appear to be abandoning theirs with this needless and pointless rule change. Needless as the extra funds gained is surely not that great and pointless as they have shot themselves in the foot b...
by seumasl
21 Sep 2020, 7:37pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: The age concession: a crisis of conscience
Replies: 68
Views: 2552

Re: The age concession: a crisis of conscience

I agree something looks a tad dodgy, as the motion was carried (how ?) Maybe they won't alter the web site until the date of the change, my renewal in October would be £30-40 (I think) the new non discount OAP prices come in November. I am happy I left, the old CTC were more transparent and caring.
by seumasl
20 Sep 2020, 9:27am
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: The age concession: a crisis of conscience
Replies: 68
Views: 2552

Re: The age concession: a crisis of conscience

After the motion was carried re removing OAP discounted membership I rang Cycling UK and was kept in a queue only to be told to leave a recorded message which I did, later that day I rang again and got through to a person whom I told that I would not be renewing my membership and why, "Alright,...
by seumasl
10 Aug 2020, 12:11pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: CUK Price change.
Replies: 70
Views: 2048

Re: CUK Price change.

According to a survey 66% of people think cycling is dangerous, if I were you Cycling UK I would take care of the members you have including senior members, doesn't seem you can afford to lose us seniors if this disgusting (effectively) increase goes through
by seumasl
7 Aug 2020, 10:40am
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: CUK Price change.
Replies: 70
Views: 2048

Re: CUK Price change.

We/You all have the option as members to vote (against the abolition of age reduced membership) so do it, if you don't vote you have no say, simples.
by seumasl
5 Aug 2020, 2:49pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Where's the evidence?
Replies: 12
Views: 723

Re: Where's the evidence?

PH, in that case he failed, the insurance is about the only thing I need, I used to feel a touch of pride when I said "The CTC" but even that has gone, discounts ? I google shop and can often buy cheaper than any CUK discount, the magazine is a waste of time and I wouldn't keep up with a c...
by seumasl
3 Aug 2020, 1:22pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Membership rates
Replies: 196
Views: 8029

Re: Membership rates

To present a (proposed) increase in excess of over 50% is disgusting the present retiree rate is £30-50 whilst the student rate is £22, why ? I live close to the university city of Oxford and (pre covid) many students are out clubbing/pubbing almost 7 nights a week - how do I know this ? Because I s...
by seumasl
1 Nov 2014, 11:24pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: recumbent riders where are we...
Replies: 176
Views: 146718

Re: recumbent riders where are we...

I only have experience of recumbent trikes which are (of course) easier to get used to, twas my black ICE NT Sprint that was spotted in Kidlington, managed to get a NT middle section from ICE and they were very accommodating as to build (as was The Oracle (aka Kevin at D-tek) modified the gearing a ...
by seumasl
13 Apr 2012, 9:40pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent Visibility
Replies: 13
Views: 32219

Re: Recumbent Visibility

Last problem about being seen was when a VW Golf pulled alongside and bellowed out the window "I can't see you" to which I demurely replied "well open your f*****g eyes then", what an idiot.
I also reported him to the police for road rage :D
by seumasl
8 Feb 2011, 10:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Differential for trikes.
Replies: 19
Views: 2245

Re: Differential for trikes.

I believe with the weight and power loss issues you might as well just buy a quality tadpole trike (I refer to an ICE of course) and not worry about the insignificant losses of chain drive, it is (chain drive) simple, easy to maintain and replace.
by seumasl
2 Feb 2011, 2:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Differential for trikes.
Replies: 19
Views: 2245

Re: Differential for trikes.

I would have thought that were it feasible as regards weight/energy loss and an elegant design the innovative Mike Burrows would have done it, I don't feel that the theoretical advantages ascribed to FWD cars would transfer to a tadpole trike, lastly the necessary complication involved would surely ...