Tinpotflowers wrote:But why are people joining BC and not CUK?
People will join for all sorts of reasons, some will way up the value of the benefits, others will want to support those things they consider important, for a proportion it's a requirement to take part in some activity. If all things are equal, people will probably join the one they most identify with, go have a browse of their websites, no need to read them, just flick through a couple of pages. Which images do you think the cycling enthusiasts you see out and about most identify with?
Why should they cooperate? Where they have common ground it would be a better use of resources and give a bigger voice. What do we gain from the rivalry?
Without wishing to stir things up too much - The dilemma for a touring club is you don't need a club to go touring. I ride with a successful member group, they have 250+ rides a year, plenty of variety, but it doesn't attract the same numbers as the local road clubs, nor does it ever expect to.