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Cycle camping group

Posted: 20 Sep 2011, 5:37pm
by MrLeadfoot
Is there a group for cycle camper's ?

Re: Cycle camping group

Posted: 20 Sep 2011, 5:45pm
by diapason0
I've signed up with the one you mentioned - cyclecamp. It's a very new group and, as yet, has only a few members. I think it's well worth supporting - as it grows, it will become a very useful resource.

Re: Cycle camping group

Posted: 20 Sep 2011, 9:51pm
by MrLeadfoot
diapason0 wrote:I've signed up with the one you mentioned - cyclecamp. It's a very new group and, as yet, has only a few members. I think it's well worth supporting - as it grows, it will become a very useful resource.

Yes it seems to be going the right way, they tell me the forum is up and running, and they will have more camp-sites soon.

Re: Cycle camping group

Posted: 21 Sep 2011, 12:34am
by alicej

Re: Cycle camping group

Posted: 21 Sep 2011, 10:11am
by diapason0
That's the one. The more of us sign up, the better it will be.

Re: Cycle camping group

Posted: 21 Sep 2011, 10:54am
by MrLeadfoot
alicej wrote:Is that this http://www.cyclecamp.co.uk/ ?

Yes

Re: Cycle camping group

Posted: 23 Sep 2011, 11:26am
by Kevin Mayne
The Association of Lightweight Campers fulfilled this role for many years as a sort of umbrella. It is now a section of the Camping and Caravanning Club http://www.lightweightcampers.org.uk/

It shares a common history with CTC because the original proposer of a national Bicycle Touring Club wanted it to be a very much a camping club and disappointed with the number of members who insisted on using hotels he switched his focus to a camping club which he helped found.

CTC has identified within our member groups that we should have a structure for national special interest groups to form their own groups, potentially recieving some funding and national publicity. The most active start-up under this umbrella is the Inclusive Cycling Forum but if members would like to form a CTC camping club even as a virtual group we would be interested in hearing from you.

regards

Kevin Mayne

Re: Cycle camping group

Posted: 26 Sep 2011, 9:33pm
by MrLeadfoot
I am a member of the C&C club, but would like to have something cycle camping dedicated, may be a 'cycle camping' topic (heading) on this forum would be an idea.

Re: Cycle camping group

Posted: 9 Jan 2012, 5:44pm
by Pedaldog
I set up a small forum based mainly on Cycle Camping a few years ago when a forum I used was closed. It's not busy but I would be happy for people to take a look and help it find a good direction.

http://z10.invisionfree.com/Travelling_Light/index.php?

Anybody that registers might have a few hours wait before the confirmation comes through but don't worry, it's a good safe place.

Give it a try?

Re: Cycle camping group

Posted: 10 Jan 2012, 10:14am
by Si
Ah, so this is where the topic was hiding - we set up the camping section and then lost the topic that asked for it so couldn't add a comment- d'oh.

Anyway, in answer to the OP, there is now a cycle camping section on this forum: viewforum.php?f=42

It's not actually a CTC Member Group, but it's a start.

Re: Cycle camping group

Posted: 30 Jun 2012, 7:07pm
by Penfold
may be worth noting that the association of lightweight campers (ALC) old Yahoo group has now been re-named the Alternative lightweight campers .

This was as a direct result of the association of L/W campers trying to shut the Yahoo group down, as most of those making contributions were in fact cycle campers.

The association of L/W campers management team also thought it would attract more (and younger) members if they put their forum on the evil that is 'Facebook' :twisted:

Despite the matter being debated at the Ass L/W campers AGM, it was thought best to close the Yahoo group down.

Thankfully the guy who 'oversees' the Yahoo group thought otherwise and the group is still active under the new name.

The group is here : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alc_campers/

Most of the original members remain and they are a good source of information and tips on cycle camping or lightweight camping in general