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by roberts8
9 Aug 2020, 8:58pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Membership rates
Replies: 196
Views: 7995

Re: Membership rates

If affiliate gives me insurance and the ok to cycle with my local group it looks like a good deal. For any magazine to be cost effective it must contain almost half adverts so no problems. If the above is true I will sign up for that.
by roberts8
6 Aug 2020, 6:17pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: CUK Price change.
Replies: 70
Views: 2048

Re: CUK Price change.

I did read the reply after i pinged the submit button hence the apologies to Nicola who had responded as requested. Must read everything before I send, lesson learnt.
by roberts8
6 Aug 2020, 4:44pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: CUK Price change.
Replies: 70
Views: 2048

Re: CUK Price change.

Nicola

Just seen your reply so thanks and sorry for jumping in a bit early but we are all worried.
Thanks
by roberts8
6 Aug 2020, 4:41pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: CUK Price change.
Replies: 70
Views: 2048

Re: CUK Price change.

Not confident that I will see any membership figures or breakdown so does anyone know? Cuk used to state how many members in advertising blurb but I have not seen numbers recently which is surprising because if you were doing a good job it would be correct to promote the increase. My concern is that...
by roberts8
6 Aug 2020, 9:21am
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Membership rates
Replies: 196
Views: 7995

Re: Membership rates

The general thoughts were to not have anymore to do with Cuk as the consensus round the table was it has moved a long way from what we want. Just want be be a cycle touring club with the odd flights to warmer climes and uk tours; ever heard of a club like that?
by roberts8
5 Aug 2020, 5:58pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Membership rates
Replies: 196
Views: 7995

Re: Membership rates

Today on a club ride the general consensus that we were only interested in group rides along with extended trips and generally indifferent to the campaigning side of Cuk. People then commented on the big expansion of bike clubs and suggested we could leave en bloc and call the group a new club inter...
by roberts8
5 Aug 2020, 5:48pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: CUK Price change.
Replies: 70
Views: 2048

Re: CUK Price change.

One for Nicola. We talk about the members who will be subjected to this price rise but have no information. You are certainly the person who has the figures so what is the total current membership and the breakdown into payment groups so that we can see how big a section of the club will be affected...
by roberts8
5 Aug 2020, 8:45am
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Membership rates
Replies: 196
Views: 7995

Re: Membership rates

Having looked at the voting paper it would be easy to stop this if you wish by just voting the way you feel:
Like most voting apathy can win if the majority do not make their wishes known so please return your voting slip to avoid your vote to be taken over by the chair,
by roberts8
2 Aug 2020, 6:44pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Membership rates
Replies: 196
Views: 7995

Re: Membership rates

I feel that heading for a recession to impose a massive increase on senior members is unacceptable. I would like to see the demographic breakdown in membership but I guess the bulk are the group who are being hit hardest. I really enjoy my local group activity but would move if they regrouped under ...
by roberts8
22 Jul 2020, 8:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A mask in your bike bag?
Replies: 99
Views: 3255

Re: A mask in your bike bag?

Whatever the effectiveness of a mask they will be required on public transport and in shops whether we like it or not.

Our group recommends carrying a mask as you may need to go into a shop or if a big mechanical happens a train home maybe required. Seems like a sound suggestion to me.
by roberts8
17 Jul 2020, 8:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling Mitt Recommendations
Replies: 56
Views: 2284

Re: Cycling Mitt Recommendations

I have forgot things and ridden off and they have gone when i go back to check. My dappiest was resting my helmet on a post to watch a race then cycling off without it. only noticed when i got home. As for sizing I we are blessed with a son isolating with us and he just ordered 5 pairs of cycling sh...
by roberts8
16 Jul 2020, 9:56pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Ride London Classic
Replies: 9
Views: 531

Ride London Classic

This race comes through my village and is a great spectacle but locally they are convinced it is cancelled. I know the charity ride is but I thought the pro race is going ahead on the 16 August as on the Prudential website. If I am correct I assume it will be a rolling road closure. Can anyone pleas...
by roberts8
29 Jun 2020, 9:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A24 car meets - event warning
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Re: A24 car meets - event warning

Not much police activity on the day, just watching with the odd chase which the hundreds of spectators loved. No mention of social distancing. Our hope is that it the event was filmed and tickets and fines sent out but it was a joke. Seems to be a big problem in the uk but I was not aware. The comme...
by roberts8
29 Jun 2020, 8:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A24 car meets - event warning
Replies: 2
Views: 351

A24 car meets - event warning

From Denbies roundabout to Boxhill we have had our second car meet and more are planned. They are really crazy and spinning cars and heavy acceleration in amongst normal traffic and especially the roundabout at Boxhill where cyclist turn across the road to access the hill. Police pretty ineffective ...
by roberts8
29 Jun 2020, 8:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oldest Still Serving Panniers/Saddle Bag
Replies: 41
Views: 1421

Re: Oldest Still Serving Panniers/Saddle Bag

I had a set of karrimor kalahari panniers and barbag in the 80s. The barbag frayed and was replaced by karimmor, it went again ten years later and replaced with caradice. The panniers are still in use but without the bungee cords.