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by John Catt
5 Feb 2013, 6:20pm
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: Bragging about being a charity.
Replies: 5
Views: 53483

Re: Bragging about being a charity.

It is also a bit demaeaning for charities that operate for welfare and health purposes, having an organisation primarily operating for leisure purposes having themselves parade as an equal. OK the accountants have succeeded in getting the CTC a tax break etc, but dont flaunt it in such a banal way....
by John Catt
14 Jan 2013, 6:20pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: membership
Replies: 77
Views: 147133

Re: membership

I have read all threse threads with interest, I was seriously thinking of joining both my wife and I as life members but now having second thoughts :shock: Looks as if taking out life membership if you ride with Nuneaton could be a good investment - http://www.nuneatoncycleclub.co.uk/Reports.html#r...
by John Catt
27 Aug 2012, 8:01pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Weekend Campers in Leicester
Replies: 2
Views: 95300

Re: Weekend Campers in Leicester

Hi Wayne, There isn't a specific camping group in Leicestershire that I'm aware of, although we certainly have members that cycle camp. Not sure if you have signed up to the Leicestershire & Rutland members forum at http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/CTC_Leics_and_Rutland/ . This might help yo...
by John Catt
22 Jun 2012, 6:17pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Life Membership
Replies: 7
Views: 106728

Re: Life Membership

The current complaints procedure can be found at http://beta.ctc.org.uk/about/policies-and-procedures/constitution-and-rules/complaints-procedure. To quote: Help us First and foremost please make sure that the relevant part of CTC knows if you have any issues at all with our service so they can be r...
by John Catt
16 May 2012, 10:31pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: The CTC - is it vulnerable?
Replies: 256
Views: 211798

Re: The CTC - is it vulnerable?

Their "Whole Sport Plan 2009-13" also makes interesting reading - http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/zuvvi/media/bc_files/vacancies/Whole_Sport_Plan_2009-13.pdf
by John Catt
16 May 2012, 8:10pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: The CTC - is it vulnerable?
Replies: 256
Views: 211798

Re: The CTC - is it vulnerable?

Noticed the discussion about BC. Think their annual report for the year ending 31 March 2011 may be of interest. It can be seen here: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B2bA7Hjs4Zl-MW9CR3dZTEtQcFE Think this quote gives some perspective: The Group has most of its grant revenue set for a four year peri...
by John Catt
31 Mar 2012, 10:31pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: The CTC - is it vulnerable?
Replies: 256
Views: 211798

Re: The CTC - is it vulnerable?

The BCF annual report is available at Companies House for £1. It may add perspective when looking at British Cycling's activity. The directors present their report and the financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2011 PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES AND BUSINESS REVIEW The Group made a surplus of £798,...
by John Catt
4 Aug 2011, 9:04am
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: poor service from CTC Membershio 'Fullfillment' section
Replies: 50
Views: 105925

Re: poor service from CTC Membershio 'Fullfillment' section

Hi Simon, Simon L6 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:24 pm John Catt wrote:One of the characteristics IMHO of the English is that we prefer to grumble rather than complain. John I'm of the complaining school. Much good it did anybody. Good to learn that you are a complainer Simon. It would appear then that the c...
by John Catt
3 Aug 2011, 11:17am
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: poor service from CTC Membershio 'Fullfillment' section
Replies: 50
Views: 105925

Re: poor service from CTC Membershio 'Fullfillment' section

One of the characteristics IMHO of the English is that we prefer to grumble rather than complain. I find members grumbling about things that went wrong years ago and, when I ask, I find that they had not complained. While any organisation needs to attempt to find out what it can do better, it is hel...
by John Catt
14 Feb 2011, 8:51pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Sportive / Reliability / Audax type rides
Replies: 12
Views: 8566

Re: Sportive / Reliability / Audax type rides

Would this meet the bill?

http://www.ctc.org.uk/resources/events/ ... t_2011.pdf

You reach it via:
Activities & Events
On Road Events List
Complete List of Events.

Hopefully it will be easier to find once the new website is up and running.
by John Catt
28 Jan 2011, 10:05pm
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: Campaigning as a charity
Replies: 31
Views: 17714

Re: Campaigning as a charity

Well, it's all over now, bar the .......er....er.....the Charity Commissioners asking questions. No it is not. The ballot changed nothing. The vote at the AGM was in favour of unifying the CTC as a charity. The ballot merely confirmed that motion with an increased majority in favour. To make any ch...
by John Catt
20 Jan 2011, 12:40am
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: New Membership Cycling Organisation
Replies: 101
Views: 158928

Re: New Membership Cycling Organisation

It looks like CTC members/Councillors do not know their own club the text below come from CTC MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION of the CYCLISTS’ TOURING CLUB Date May 2000 That hadn't escaped me :) . Part of the irony being that the objects of the M&AA are fully in line with the CTC being a charity. Th...
by John Catt
19 Jan 2011, 5:49pm
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: Result in
Replies: 50
Views: 152623

Re: Result in

Presumably it's just a legal way of saying that you can't have a poll on a subject every five minutes, while leaving open the possiblity of change in due course. Bang on. In fact intriguingly I came across the blow by blow notes of the Special General Meeting held on the 13th November 1891when the ...
by John Catt
19 Jan 2011, 4:43pm
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: New Membership Cycling Organisation
Replies: 101
Views: 158928

Re: New Membership Cycling Organisation

Hi Phil, Ironically it would appear that your organisation as specified below could qualify as a charity under several headings. The advancement of amateur sport http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/Charity_requirements_guidance/charity_essentials/public_benefit/Advancing_amateur_sport.aspx The adva...
by John Catt
19 Jan 2011, 4:21pm
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: Stabbing CTC in the back!
Replies: 21
Views: 144164

Re: Stabbing CTC in the back!

Can I make one thing clear - the poll was simply a vote confirming the motion at passed at the AGM which was that "This AGM agrees that the Cyclists' Touring Club should be registered as a charity and merge with CTC Charitable Trust to form a single unified membership organisation with charitab...