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by JT
29 Jan 2013, 10:02am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cameron Family Membership
Replies: 72
Views: 157974

Re: Cameron Family Membership

How come it took 10 months (and 5 pages of ranty forum posts) to find this out or to communicate it?
by JT
29 Jan 2013, 9:59am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cyclists Welcome - a printed guide?
Replies: 21
Views: 216245

Re: Cyclists Welcome - a printed guide?

Firstly, doesn't a cafe or B&B have to pay to get on the list for Cyclists' Welcome? Without a decent way of promoting the list, this seems pointless - particularly as most establishments are cycle-friendly. Scrap the fee, canvas all the Member Groups for their cafe stops (and B&B's) and use...
by JT
15 Jan 2013, 9:14am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: CTC Launch Women's Race Team
Replies: 162
Views: 54435

Re: CTC Launch Women's Race Team

I think Team CTC is a great move. In the past two years or so, those of you who weren't polishing your beards or fettling your sandals might have noticed the amount of media exposure given to Team UK Youth - another charitable organisation that got behind a cycling team. If the same thing happens wi...
by JT
8 Nov 2012, 3:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Surly Tektro brakes - improvement
Replies: 13
Views: 3486

Re: Surly Tektro brakes - improvement

I've got Tektro CR520 cantis on my LHT with Campag ErgoLevers and they're brilliant - even when fully loaded.
by JT
7 Sep 2012, 12:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain's Biggest Cycling Fan
Replies: 0
Views: 4530

Britain's Biggest Cycling Fan

Apologies for this shameless request for votes in the competition to find Britain's Biggest Cycling Fan.

In addition to everything listed, I'm the Secretary of CTC Peterborough and a Sky Ride Leader.

Please vote for The Thompsons
by JT
29 Aug 2012, 10:26am
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: CTC Saffron Walden, Haverhill area
Replies: 3
Views: 95541

Re: CTC Saffron Walden, Haverhill area

I'd contact the Secretary of CTC Cambridge, Nigel Deakin, and talk about setting up an informal group for your area. Nigel will be able to tell you how many members are in your catchment area.

With an informal group you won't need a committee and all the other stuff that makes running a group a PITA.
by JT
28 Aug 2012, 11:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Newcastle to London in 26 hours
Replies: 21
Views: 16718

Re: Newcastle to London in 26 hours

Stay away from the Fens. Flat yes, but incredibly boring, there's always a headwind, and the drivers are terrible (especially at night).

Your route around Peterborough is just about spot-on and will be very enjoyable.
by JT
23 Aug 2012, 9:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dawes 'problem'
Replies: 32
Views: 5303

Re: Dawes 'problem'

So after all that you don't even want a Dawes? Talk about fickle. Dawes is not a cool brand but their only decent bike is the Super Galaxy. People looking to purchase a Super Galaxy do not visit places like Evans. Ridgeback is just a brand name owned by Madison - Dawes and Ridgeback frames are proba...
by JT
22 Aug 2012, 1:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dawes 'problem'
Replies: 32
Views: 5303

Re: Dawes 'problem'

As it's illegal for the manufacturer to set the selling price, it therefore must be illegal for them to prevent discounting. If Spa want to sell them cheaper they can. For obvious reasons manufacturers generally don't like retailers selling at discount prices, particularly for a premium product, as ...
by JT
14 Aug 2012, 12:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Vehicle hire for bikes to Italy?
Replies: 5
Views: 3668

Re: Vehicle hire for bikes to Italy?

Take the wheels off and you should be able to get 4 bikes in most large estate cars or a people carrier.
by JT
10 Aug 2012, 2:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Do you like to tour alone?
Replies: 84
Views: 22671

Re: Do you like to tour alone?

I've only done three short tours. The first, a C2C, was on my own and I didn't enjoy it that much. The other two have been club tours (CTC Peterborough) organised by me. The latter have been more enjoyable with a mix of abilities and personalities bound together by a shared club ethos. Obviously it ...
by JT
22 Jun 2012, 11:59am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Live webchat with CTC this Thursday!
Replies: 5
Views: 17977

Re: CTC Topics and Discussions

Well that question certainly wasn't answered properly.

If all CTC has to offer is the best legal cover, and a 100 year history of campaigning (yeah right) then it is very vulnerable indeed.
by JT
14 Jun 2012, 8:57am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: membership
Replies: 77
Views: 147224

Re: membership

I'm resigning as Secretary and two other roles at our next AGM.

We're only a small club so I'll continue to lead rides until my membership expires next May. I won't be renewing.
by JT
15 May 2012, 5:09pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: The CTC - is it vulnerable?
Replies: 256
Views: 211906

Re: The CTC - is it vulnerable?

Oh, and by the way, my CTC councillor has bought me a pizza (a rather big one in a very nice gastro-pub type thing) - so it's not just Sky organisers :wink: On the subject of turf, I did a CTC ride at the weekend. So many people that we had to split into at least four different groups and go to two...