CEO's statement

Discussion of the re-branding of CTC as Cycling UK.
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Re: CEO's statement

Postby Bmblbzzz » 19 Feb 2016, 11:46am

vorsprung wrote:One little problem with this rebranding is that there is already an organisation called "We are cycling" that owns the domain names "wearecycling.com" and "wearecycling.co.uk"

wearecycling.com is a link to various sportif-type events in France, Belgium and Italy, so potential confusion but probably just about distinct enough – at least for cyclists, certainly the general public will confuse them. But the .co.uk domain is parked; I suspect it might even be owned by CTC, awaiting use.

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Re: CEO's statement

Postby mjr » 19 Feb 2016, 1:03pm

Bmblbzzz wrote:But the .co.uk domain is parked; I suspect it might even be owned by CTC, awaiting use.

Registered in 2009 and to "Global Domain Names Limited" of the Isle of Man since at least late 2012, so it seems unlikely.
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Re: CEO's statement

Postby gaz » 19 Feb 2016, 1:12pm

The domain name of CyclingUK.org was registered on 9 Nov 2015. Whoever registered it has not revealed themselves, choosing to use the Identity Protect Ltd privacy service instead.

Who could the real owner be? Your guess is as good as mine :mrgreen: .
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Re: CEO's statement

Postby Philip Benstead » 19 Feb 2016, 1:51pm

http://www.bikebiz.com/news/read/ctc-to ... -uk/019104

CHANGE OF THE BRANDING NAME OF THE “CTC” to “CYCLING UK”
DEMAND FOR A POLL OF THE WHOLE CLUB


We have made it on to BikeBiz go to the bottom of the page
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Re: CEO's statement

Postby Philip Benstead » 19 Feb 2016, 2:03pm

I was asked to do this petition by a CTC member, some of the councillor want to do it but they did not have the numbers on council to get it though.

The re-branding name change does not need to go to the AGM, what is the alternative?
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Re: CEO's statement

Postby rualexander » 19 Feb 2016, 2:33pm

Why is the petition relying on old fashioned pen, paper, and postage?
Surely an online petition would be much more effective.

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Re: CEO's statement

Postby Psamathe » 19 Feb 2016, 2:42pm

mjr wrote:
Bmblbzzz wrote:But the .co.uk domain is parked; I suspect it might even be owned by CTC, awaiting use.

Registered in 2009 and to "Global Domain Names Limited" of the Isle of Man since at least late 2012, so it seems unlikely.

I get it registered to a named individual (living in Tadcaster, Yorkshire). Registered end Jan 2014 (expires late Jan 2018).

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Re: CEO's statement

Postby gaz » 19 Feb 2016, 4:02pm

rualexander wrote:Why is the petition relying on old fashioned pen, paper, and postage?
Surely an online petition would be much more effective.

The petition is being made under Article 11 of the Memorandum of Association. Article 11 (possibly part of the original constitution carved in stone* :wink: ) requires the petition to be "pen, paper and postage". Thems the rules :mrgreen: .

Edit* :shock: Not introduced until 1891, which means that whilst it's not as old as the Winged Wheel it probably qualifies as part of our heritage :wink: .

John Catt wrote:... In fact intriguingly I came across the blow by blow notes of the Special General Meeting held on the 13th November 1891when the rule about polling was introduced in an old Gazette I have photographed and put on the web at: http://picasaweb.google.com/LandRCTC/CT ... directlink ... The report starts on page 350 but the last 2 pages (359 & 360) cover the polling issue and I think make interesting reading. ...
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Re: CEO's statement

Postby iandriver » 19 Feb 2016, 4:07pm

Given how many of us in local member groups have CTC Brigadoon plastered all over our kit, I suspect the CTC is going to be around for a good few years yet, regardless of what head office now say we are called.
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Re: CEO's statement

Postby landsurfer » 19 Feb 2016, 7:22pm

I have only been a member for 5 years.
It seems that the biggest enemy the CTC members have is the CTC .... after many years of being a group of like minded cyclists it has become a charity and changed its name ......
Senior moment ... as a paying member who asked me, really, who asked me .. or you ?

Maybe a new club could rise from this debacle.
CTC.CC.com
If everybody who is unhappy about the current situation would vote with their feet and pm me I will compile the new club list ......purchase the domain and form the company.

It's that easy .... if you really mean it !!!

Or is this just another group of GOM having a winge ... seriously.
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Re: CEO's statement

Postby bobzeller » 19 Feb 2016, 8:16pm

Wise people warned this would happen. Most of us ignored the warning. It's time now to direct people to this: http://www.touringcyclistclub.org.uk/Forum/index.php

See you there!

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Re: CEO's statement

Postby gaz » 19 Feb 2016, 8:19pm

The CEO's statement is on the forum. It's linked from CTC's facebook and twitter accounts. The rebrand has mentions on Road.CC, BikeBiz, Singletrackworld and probably many more.

There is somewhere that the news has yet to appear: http://www.ctc.org.uk/ :roll: .
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Re: CEO's statement

Postby Philip Benstead » 19 Feb 2016, 8:20pm

landsurfer wrote:I have only been a member for 5 years.
It seems that the biggest enemy the CTC members have is the CTC .... after many years of being a group of like minded cyclists it has become a charity and changed its name ......
Senior moment ... as a paying member who asked me, really, who asked me .. or you ?

Maybe a new club could rise from this debacle.
CTC.CC.com WHAT ABOUT CT.CLUB?
If everybody who is unhappy about the current situation would vote with their feet and pm me I will compile the new club list ......purchase the domain and form the company.

It's that easy .... if you really mean it !!!

Or is this just another group of GOM having a winge ... seriously.
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Re: CEO's statement

Postby gaz » 19 Feb 2016, 9:40pm

Volunteers are being sought to support the re-brand roll-out to MGs, ad drawn up 15 Feb.

More Volunteers to support new MG web pages.

Hurry offers close 25 Feb 2016 :mrgreen: .
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Re: CEO's statement

Postby TonyR » 20 Feb 2016, 1:30am

rualexander wrote:Why is the petition relying on old fashioned pen, paper, and postage?
Surely an online petition would be much more effective.


Nah, those pining for their Cyclist Touring Club still use quill pens and velum to communicate :wink: