The new logo?

Discussion of the re-branding of CTC as Cycling UK.
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Re: The new logo?

Postby TonyR » 19 Feb 2016, 3:28pm

vorsprung wrote:Another issue is this. The money and power and influence of the CTC is based on it's members. So they are all going to have to rebrand too. It isn't just a dictat that can be sent from the top


So how was that done the previous times the CTC rebranded. This is not the first time the organisation has gone through a rebranding and changed its logos etc. Its worked in the past, so why do you think its going to be a problem now?

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Re: The new logo?

Postby mjr » 19 Feb 2016, 4:17pm

TonyR wrote:So how was that done the previous times the CTC rebranded. This is not the first time the organisation has gone through a rebranding and changed its logos etc. Its worked in the past, so why do you think its going to be a problem now?

Formation as Bicycle Touring Club (shield), 1883 (CTC - winged wheel?), 2009 (national cyclists' organisation) and 2012 (national cycling charity) - any others?

Also, I think "worked in the past" is debatable. I suspect there are still many more winged-wheels around than later ones, outside of CTC-sanctioned documents.
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Re: The new logo?

Postby gaz » 19 Feb 2016, 4:58pm

1878: Founded as Bicycle Touring Club
1883: Rebranded Cyclists' Touring Club :wink:
1886: Traditional logo usurped by that ghastly Winged Wheel. :lol:
1906: Members voted to rebrand as The Touring Club and to amend the constitution to let in all tourists. High Court rejects application and we get stuck with focusing on those pesky cyclists. :shock:
1998: Rebranding, the current squiggly bicycle thing appears together with "CTC", "Working for Cycling", "CTC Right to Ride" and "CTC Helpline".
2012: Following a vote by the members, the Cyclists Touring Club becomes a registered Charity, "the national cycling charity" adopted as a strapline.
2013: Rebranding process announced. :idea: You did all contact your Councillor and let them know your opinions, didn't you?
2014: Council approves in principle to a change in trading name with "National Cycling Association" the hot favourite. :mrgreen:
2016: Rebranding process announced to be complete "We are Cycling UK", "Cycling UK". Poll of the Whole Club anticipated as the rebrand has come as a complete shock :? .

Probably missed a few.
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Re: The new logo?

Postby mjr » 19 Feb 2016, 5:37pm

gaz wrote:2013: Rebranding process announced. :idea: You did all contact your Councillor and let them know your opinions, didn't you?

It's nice to know some things haven't changed. Search for CTC Councillor East England → http://www.ctc.org.uk/about-ctc/ctc-nat ... /jim-brown → no contact details. I could probably use the info on that page to track him down to his local group but it's not easy to contact most CTC councillors, is it?

But I guess most remaining CTC members don't care much whether they can contact their councillors because they've not replaced them with ones who are more contactable, while at least one councillor who was easy to contact through this forum and other social media lost his seat.
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Re: The new logo?

Postby Philip Benstead » 19 Feb 2016, 6:09pm

mjr wrote:
gaz wrote:2013: Rebranding process announced. :idea: You did all contact your Councillor and let them know your opinions, didn't you?

It's nice to know some things haven't changed. Search for CTC Councillor East England → http://www.ctc.org.uk/about-ctc/ctc-nat ... /jim-brown → no contact details. I could probably use the info on that page to track him down to his local group but it's not easy to contact most CTC councillors, is it?

But I guess most remaining CTC members don't care much whether they can contact their councillors because they've not replaced them with ones who are more contactable, while at least one councillor who was easy to contact through this forum and other social media lost his seat.


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Re: The new logo?

Postby mjr » 19 Feb 2016, 8:26pm

Philip Benstead wrote:Contact details for all ctc councillors
http://www.ctc.org.uk/sites/default/fil ... telist.pdf

Cool. Was it behind a "beware of the leopard" sign? I wonder why it's not linked from a councillor's web page.
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Re: The new logo?

Postby RickH » 19 Feb 2016, 11:19pm

mjr wrote:
Philip Benstead wrote:Contact details for all ctc councillors
http://www.ctc.org.uk/sites/default/fil ... telist.pdf

Cool. Was it behind a "beware of the leopard" sign? I wonder why it's not linked from a councillor's web page.

Plus there is always a list of councillors contact details sent out with every 2 months with each edition of Cycle (either inside the mag or on the address label sheet - more often the latter these days). Hardly keeping them hidden!

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Re: The new logo?

Postby John Catt » 20 Feb 2016, 12:19am

I had a play :-)
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Re: The new logo?

Postby TonyR » 20 Feb 2016, 1:21am

John Catt wrote:I had a play :-)
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Don't you give up the day job either :roll:
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Re: The new logo?

Postby Mick F » 20 Feb 2016, 3:43pm

Good God.
Conservatives UK.

That makes it all the more awful. :twisted:
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Re: The new logo?

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Conservatoire .... isn't that a glazed room tacked on a house and used for playing music?? :lol:

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Re: The new logo?

Postby Karen Sutton » 20 Feb 2016, 3:53pm

That's a conservatory?

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Re: The new logo?

Postby gaz » 20 Feb 2016, 4:55pm

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Re: The new logo?

Postby Mick F » 20 Feb 2016, 5:12pm

:lol: :lol:
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