keepontriking wrote:Several questions have been posed on this Board which have not been answered, or even acknowledged yet the above statement, makes it clear that the Board is
...meant for discussions between those involved in professional cycle training and for public questions to those professionals.
Any reason for the lack of responses?
Thanks for flagging this up.
I'll try to find out what is going on.
Maybe if I can kill the Training board, we can have the much requested non-std cycles board.
NO, WE MUST KEEP THE BOARD
. It is one of the very
few places where Instructors and others can discuss the important issue of training cyclists and related road safety matters.
CTC presently has a lot of very good cycle training information on its site, together with lists (albeit not up-to-date) of accredited NS Instructors. This is not available anywhere else now that Cycling England suddenly removed all non-Bikeabilty NS instructors from their public lists - yet astoundingly they still list non-Bikeability local authorties!!
That in itself says a lot about where Cycling England's loyalties lie.
CTC could (and should) stand up for the independent training sector, having been instrumental in driving a lot of its development and encouraging many to take up the profession. Some who were enticed into training (and in some cases supported) by CTC are starting to feel let down.
A lot of independents do not know what is happening and CTC is being notoriously quiet on the matter.
Perhaps CTC could make a very clear announcement as to what role it is presently playing in the cycle training world, what its functions are, what services it can provide to Instructors and how it intends to participate in the development of cycle training in the future.
At the moment no one seems to know what position or remit CTC holds, which is having a detrimental affect on the CTC's perception as an organisation.
One idea is that it could perhaps act as a voice for cycle-trainers - perhaps along with the creation of an independent professional association.
I very much look forward to hearing a response.