Mick F wrote:... 75% didn't vote, therefore it wasn't a vote.
I voted in the first Charity vote but not the second. There may be some apathy but I think also a number of members who simply didn't know what to vote. I lost track of the argument by the second vote. In that scenario it's best to keep quiet rather than vote purely for the sake of voting.
I'll remain a member for several more years at least, and see how things go. Cycle touring wasn't the reason I joined anyway - everything you could possibly need for that is available on the web. I can't see much prospect of a New Membership Cycling Organisation taking off. There's too much competition.