My membership is up for renewal in the next week, and I'm just considering whether to renew or whether to divert to British Cycling.
Does anyone have much experience with what you actually get from British Cycling?
It's £15 cheaper,
but you don't get the magazine, which I'm not going to say is great, but I usually read a fair bit of it.
As far as I know it doesn't pretend to be a charity.
It has a weekly email - I always read Cycleclips so hopefully this'd be along the same lines.
It is of course more geared towards racers than tourists, but don't know how much difference this actually makes
if I ever ride competitively I'd need to pay an extra £12 for the insurance for BC - what counts as competitively - when I'm 'racing' a car to the traffic lights because he's on my tale and trying to overtake for the sake of overtaking? When I'm out with my mates and I decide to try and beat Fred to the pub? When I'm doing a club time trial? Or just when I'm in an official organised race? As long as it's not the first one I'm ok as I rarely go out on any club runs let alone time trials and I don't have any mates, but nonetheless I thought I'd ask.
also, if I go on Wiggle I can get 15 months of CTC membership for £36 - anyone know if can I do this as an existing member?
edit to add:
if i stay as a member for another 23 years I'll get a badge