mjr wrote:JohnW wrote:Really, we've nowhere else to go.
Surely that's not true? Depending on your interests and location, as well as the various phoenix attempts, there are the various cycle campaigns (mostly - but not all - in the Cyclenation grouping) and lively semi-detached affiliate groups, or if there isn't one locally, you can start one... plus there's always HSBC UK British Cycling, but they seem to be in an even worse state than CUK so I can understand anyone not jumping into that fire.
Well, it's true for me.
Forgetting shortcomings, CUK is a developed national organisation with (in my area) a strong, varied and friendly local section which understands and supports utility cycling - not competitive. CUK is involved (hopefully increasingly) in campaigning and has contacts at high level. How well it acts and behaves is another matter, but it's wait and see now.
Disappointed as I am with recent developments, and for all it's shortcomings, CUK is still better for me that BC. How BC will be in 5 years time, no longer having SKY money is a big question, but I wish BC all the best - and closer ties with CUK.