Long Service Award

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Long Service Award

Postby gaz » 26 Jan 2012, 12:37pm

Just got mine, 25 years behind (handle)bars with the CTC.
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Winged Wheel, 25 years
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It was most unexpected, partly because I'd lost track of exactly how many years I've been a member, but mostly because I'd no idea the CTC did these!

It was particularly nice to see that both the badge and accompanying certificate are based on the traditional Winged Wheel.

Are there any more I can expect as time goes by?
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Re: Long Service Award

Postby meic » 26 Jan 2012, 12:58pm

That is nice.

Congratulations. :D

I hope I live long enough to get something like that.
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Re: Long Service Award

Postby Mick F » 26 Jan 2012, 1:20pm

Great!
Well done!

Is this 25 years without a break, or 25years total?
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Re: Long Service Award

Postby Slidingpillar » 26 Jan 2012, 1:53pm

I feel cheated! I've just looked at my membership card.
I joined on 1st Jan 1976, so I've been a member for just over 36 years. I've not got any badges :(

wanders off sulking...

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Re: Long Service Award

Postby gaz » 26 Jan 2012, 2:21pm

Mick F wrote:Is this 25 years without a break, or 25years total?


In my case, both.
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Re: Long Service Award

Postby LollyKat » 26 Jan 2012, 5:00pm

Slidingpillar wrote:I feel cheated! I've just looked at my membership card.
I joined on 1st Jan 1976, so I've been a member for just over 36 years. I've not got any badges :(

wanders off sulking...

And I've been a member since 1977...
joins in the sulk...

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Re: Long Service Award

Postby DavidT » 26 Jan 2012, 5:56pm

Hang on!?

I was just about to start a thread to say how delighted I was to unexpectedly receive a 25 year membership certificate this morning (notwithstanding that it made me suddenly feel very old :roll: ), and I read here that gaz got a badge!? Where's mine?!

Much as I like the Certificate, a badge would be lovely....

I'll drop a note to CTC office.

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Re: Long Service Award

Postby gaz » 26 Jan 2012, 6:23pm

DavidT wrote:Where's mine?! Much as I like the Certificate, a badge would be lovely....


Check the envelope. Seriously. I nearly missed mine, you can't miss the certificate, and it was only reading through the accompanying letter that made me give the envelope a good shake.

Sorry to hear that others who passed this milestone some years earlier did not receive any recognition....
Puts thumb on end of nose and wiggles fingers whilst singing neh, neh, ne, neh, neh in a childish manner. :wink:
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Re: Long Service Award

Postby beachcomber » 26 Jan 2012, 6:34pm

Congratulatons Gaz. I like the traditional badge. :D

To those with 25 yrs or more who haven't received a badge check the date joined on your membership card. Due to a cockup with my direct debit payment mine shows as nine years later than I actually joined despite being a member continuously for 13 years.
Perhaps something similar amy have happened to you.

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Re: Long Service Award

Postby DavidT » 26 Jan 2012, 6:36pm

Thanks Gaz!!

Check and check again. Sure enough it had fallen out and somehow deposited itself off the side of the table and in a darkened corner without me noticing!

Please ignore previous post :oops: :oops:

Anyhow, congratulations to us both eh?! There was me with my Raleigh Medale and my Freewheel catalogue in 1987 ... Memories.

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Re: Long Service Award

Postby LollyKat » 26 Jan 2012, 8:49pm

I've just checked my membership card and I see I joined even earlier than I thought, 1 Jan 1976.

sulks even harder..... :evil:

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Re: Long Service Award

Postby gaz » 26 Jan 2012, 9:09pm

DavidT wrote:Anyhow, congratulations to us both eh?! There was me with my Raleigh Medale and my Freewheel catalogue in 1987 ... Memories.


Yes, congrats to us both. Jan '87, Raleigh Maverick 15 with a knackered rear hub and shortly after a knackered rear mech when it couldn't cope with the snowdrifts. Once those problems were sorted that bike saw some miles. Happy days. :D
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Re: Long Service Award

Postby tatanab » 27 Jan 2012, 11:01am

LollyKat wrote:I've just checked my membership card and I see I joined even earlier than I thought, 1 Jan 1976.

sulks even harder..... :evil:

Even longer for me. 44 years years continuous membership (1968).
I remember that the 25 years award used to be a hall marked silver one some years ago and I thought that when they disappeared the whole award scheme was discontinued. I don't really mind, it would only live in a drawer anyway.

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Re: Long Service Award

Postby Nettled Shin » 29 Jan 2012, 12:45am

There is the even more coveted "25 years puncture-free" award. Only Mick has one.

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Re: Long Service Award

Postby Mick F » 29 Jan 2012, 10:35am

:lol:

BTW, still not had one.
This is despite that on Friday I was riding along a narrow lane strewn with hedge clippings - and there was a long length of hawthorn across the road and I had no choice but to ride over it.
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