I would have agreed with that comment when we were a CLUB with members.
Now we are a CHARITY with donors and the aim of the charity is to promote cycling.
This is what the club just voted itself to be, if people dont wish to pay to help others go out cycling, they should just join a club and not donate to a charity!
It seems to me that everyone who voted against the Charity has a perfect moral right to opt out of the charity bit and just be in an affiliated club.
Those who voted for the Charity bit should put their money where their vote was!
Also you dont get the wonderful magazine if you only pay £12 as an affiliate.
If the CTC decides to reject affiliates that would be very odd and I would say in direct contradiction of their aims, letters to the Charity Commissioner please, after all HE now decides what is allowed NOT the members.
Then some other organisation will offer a package and CTC just got smaller.
This isnt the only way that single cyclists get squeezed as a money source, you could almost think that the only contribution that NO want from the membership is a financial one.
Our family are already on a similar rate to the affiliated members at £15 each and we do get a magazine to share. Family rates didnt get a rise at the AGM either.