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non members riding with member groups

Postby bikerider » 26 Apr 2017, 5:57pm

Is it head office policy that non ctc members should not ride with their local group even if they have some form of insurance cover after the initial trial period or do the individual member groups formulate their own policies on this? I have looked back as far as 2011 when a survey was carried out for opinion on this subject but am unaware of the results but they may have changed since becoming a charity anyway.

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Re: non members riding with member groups

Postby Vorpal » 26 Apr 2017, 6:33pm

The limitiation is under the organisers' insurance.

http://www.cyclinguk.org/sites/default/ ... lity_0.pdf

I suspect that the limitation still applies, even if the person is insured with another organisation.

But the only way to be certain is to call or email the Cycling UK national office and ask.
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Re: non members riding with member groups

Postby gaz » 26 Apr 2017, 8:35pm

Also mentioned in the current Ride Leader Handbook.

2.1 Peace of mind
...
Therefore:
• Affiliated groups should have no more than 10 non-members (of their group) on any one ride.
• Member Groups should have no more than 10 non-members (of Cycling UK) on any one ride.
• Non-members of either an affiliate group or a Member Group should not ride any more than three times with the group.
...

Contact Cycling UK for any required clarification, e.g. should v must, three times a year v three times ever, etc.
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Re: non members riding with member groups

Postby PH » 26 Apr 2017, 9:04pm

bikerider wrote:Is it head office policy that non ctc members should not ride with their local group even if they have some form of insurance cover after the initial trial period or do the individual member groups formulate their own policies on this? John

You're unlikely to have the same cover as offered by membership - that is the group is covered against any claim made against them as a result of your claimed actions. Even if you did, who's responsibility would it be to check that?
The three rides guidance (It's five elsewhere on the website) is just that, guidance, it was extensiveness discussed at the ride leaders workshop I attended. I understand it's under review. I doubt anyone is going to turn a rider away on the 4th ride if they're still considering whether the group suites them, or if they came on three rides some time in the past, but anyone becoming a regular rider would be expected to join.
The rides are primarily there for members, groups can run events (Subject to registering them and doing a risk assessment) if they wish to do something open to all.
If you're looking to do it on the cheap, there's the option of Individual Affiliated Membership, which costs considerable less and still entitles you to ride with any Member Group. You do of course also have to be a member of the affiliated club, but this is often free or very cheap.