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by Keith
22 Nov 2013, 9:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: No cyclists were involved in this incident....
Replies: 12
Views: 2501

Re: No cyclists were involved in this incident....

Apart from the emphasis on the whipping, this could easily have been an interaction between the driver and a couple of cyclists.


Do you reckon you could do £1,700 worth of damage with a bicycle pump? With an 18 year old in an A5 up your back mudguard it might be worth a try!
by Keith
3 Nov 2013, 4:07pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Duties of the group secretary
Replies: 5
Views: 87583

Re: Duties of the group secretary

thirdcrank wrote:
If this is causing you stress, please report to your member group's welfare officer.


You may have noticed that I didn't rise to it!
by Keith
1 Nov 2013, 5:24pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club
Replies: 703
Views: 258996

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

Mick F - thanks for the correction. A further web search rather reinforces my point, everywhere it is referred to as "The Royal British Legion", very rarely as '(The) RBL'. Maybe RBL is used verbally when the context is already understood, but not in anything written relating to brand! I t...
by Keith
1 Nov 2013, 10:12am
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club
Replies: 703
Views: 258996

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

Some more thoughts about the name, prompted by some of the early comments in this thread. We used to call ourselves "The Cyclists' Touring Club" but abbreviated it to (the) CTC, at which point we had to add some words to say what we are. Now we have the (IMO) daft situation where we spell ...
by Keith
26 Oct 2013, 11:53pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club
Replies: 703
Views: 258996

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

I also want to belong to an organisation that is relevant and engaged with the times and the environment that we all live and work in.

We live in interesting times, my friend!
by Keith
24 Oct 2013, 9:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Can Cyclists' Defence Fund Recover Costs?
Replies: 13
Views: 5724

Re: Can Cyclists' Defence Fund Recover Costs?

Thanks, thirdcrank, for some enlightening comments, which satisfied my curiousity.
Keith.
by Keith
24 Oct 2013, 12:01am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Can Cyclists' Defence Fund Recover Costs?
Replies: 13
Views: 5724

Re: Can Cyclists' Defence Fund Recover Costs?

Or are we suggesting that the CDF is bringing vexaxious cases? Oooh, most definitely not! No, I have often wondered whether we really do get justice (regarding the costs) when a case is taken to court. One would hope that the innocent, or injured party, would be able to recover their costs if they ...
by Keith
23 Oct 2013, 9:40am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Can Cyclists' Defence Fund Recover Costs?
Replies: 13
Views: 5724

Can Cyclists' Defence Fund Recover Costs?

Does anyone know whether the Cyclists' Defence Fund is able to recover its costs when it wins a case?
by Keith
21 Oct 2013, 5:01pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: 'Refreshing the brand' . . . . . .
Replies: 168
Views: 204082

Re: So - is 'refresh the brand'

If it's necessary to add "the National Cycling Charity" after the letters CTC so that the great unwashed know who we are, why on earth don't we simply call ourselves "the Cyclists' Touring Club"? As I've said in another thread on this subject, that, after all, is what this CLUB i...
by Keith
20 Oct 2013, 9:19pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: There's lots going on in SUFFOLK and we need your help!
Replies: 5
Views: 98771

Re: There's lots going on in SUFFOLK and we need your help!

nor the Felixstowe Fun Cycling Day....was told that the latter event was very small, with few visitors I had a chat yesterday with a colleague who was actually involved with the Felixstowe Fun Cycling Day and I must put the record straight, by saying that the organisers only intended this to be on ...
by Keith
11 Oct 2013, 9:05pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: 'Refreshing the brand' . . . . . .
Replies: 168
Views: 204082

Re: So - is 'refresh the brand'

I'm of the view that branding rules cannot trump grammar rules


I agree, it's going 2 far. :wink:
by Keith
11 Oct 2013, 8:56pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CTC Shop vs Wiggle
Replies: 19
Views: 139043

Re: CTC Shop vs Wiggle

Huh. Never mind whether it's called the CTC Shop or Waggle. Support your local bike shop, or a good touring specialist. Wiggle's neither! I had a whinge about this on the forum last year. No telephone number, customer support by email only, no collection facility even if you live in Portsmouth, so y...
by Keith
1 Oct 2013, 11:50am
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Duties of the group secretary
Replies: 5
Views: 87583

Duties of the group secretary

From the 2009 edition of the Member Group Handbook The duties of a Secretary shall include the following: (a) To convene general meetings in accordance with these Regulations. (b) To call a special meeting of the group Committee upon receipt of a requisition signed by not less than one third of its ...
by Keith
1 Oct 2013, 11:28am
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club
Replies: 703
Views: 258996

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

Our section secretary received an edict from HQ to the effect that our "member group" should be known as Xxxxxxxxxx CTC, not "CTC Xxxxxxxxxx". The 2009 edition of the Member Groups Handbook said a) The title of all groups must include "CTC". The only exemption to this ...
by Keith
1 Oct 2013, 11:19am
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club
Replies: 703
Views: 258996

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

When we compare our ‘brand recognition’ with some very well known brands, it’s worth remembering that they are backed by very big budgets. The AA, for example, claims that “Overall about 16 million customers – representing approximately 51% of UK households – subscribe to at least one AA product.” N...