Name Change

Discussion of the re-branding of CTC as Cycling UK.
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Name Change

Postby dc » 5 Apr 2016, 8:29pm

As a member of the Cyclists Touring Club for a good number of years I resent the council's decision to abolish the original name. Surely members should have been asked to vote if they wanted to change the name or not. I thought we lived in a democracy. First they got rid of the old winged wheel logo, renegaded to the third division, then they got rid of Chris Juden and now this latest fiasco. From disgrunted member

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Re: Name Change

Postby mattsccm » 5 Apr 2016, 8:34pm

Head. Brick wall? :(

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Re: Name Change

Postby gaz » 5 Apr 2016, 8:35pm

Late to the party: viewforum.php?f=48
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Re: Name Change

Postby ANTONISH » 6 Apr 2016, 9:06am

We are now a charity with all that implies.

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Re: Name Change

Postby crossy » 6 Apr 2016, 10:03am

Does this mean this forum is going to change its name to Cycling UK forum

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Re: Name Change

Postby hondated » 6 Apr 2016, 10:49am

dc wrote:As a member of the Cyclists Touring Club for a good number of years I resent the council's decision to abolish the original name. Surely members should have been asked to vote if they wanted to change the name or not. I thought we lived in a democracy. First they got rid of the old winged wheel logo, renegaded to the third division, then they got rid of Chris Juden and now this latest fiasco. From disgrunted member

DC your lucky I got a flea in my ear from a forum member when I posted the same comment weeks ago. Because I hate the fact that the CEOs of charities are too highly paid I am questioning whether I will renew my membership.

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Re: Name Change

Postby pwa » 6 Apr 2016, 11:26am

hondated wrote:
dc wrote:As a member of the Cyclists Touring Club for a good number of years I resent the council's decision to abolish the original name. Surely members should have been asked to vote if they wanted to change the name or not. I thought we lived in a democracy. First they got rid of the old winged wheel logo, renegaded to the third division, then they got rid of Chris Juden and now this latest fiasco. From disgrunted member

DC your lucky I got a flea in my ear from a forum member when I posted the same comment weeks ago. Because I hate the fact that the CEOs of charities are too highly paid I am questioning whether I will renew my membership.


I ended my membership a few months ago. It's not the club I joined. It's something else now. I'll stay with the Forum for the time being.

They can call themselves Cycling UK if they like, but they don't have this cyclist on board so that title seems a bit presumptuous.

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Re: Name Change

Postby Tizme » 6 Apr 2016, 11:42am

pwa wrote: I ended my membership a few months ago. It's not the club I joined. It's something else now. I'll stay with the Forum for the time being.


I have to say I agree wholeheartedly, I've not renewed my membership.

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Re: Name Change

Postby Bicycler » 6 Apr 2016, 12:55pm

crossy wrote:Does this mean this forum is going to change its name to Cycling UK forum

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=104966

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Re: Name Change

Postby [XAP]Bob » 6 Apr 2016, 3:05pm

crossy wrote:Does this mean this forum is going to change its name to Cycling UK forum

Although it's getting wobbly about it at the moment, and everyone's cookies are being reset because they've changed the domain name.

It'll stay the CTC forums to me, on all of my bookmarks (even future ones)

I wonder how long the url will last
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Re: Name Change

Postby Psamathe » 6 Apr 2016, 3:14pm

New logo on the top of the page really does bring home how completely c*** it is. Old one never struck me as particularly great or particularly bad but it did strongly suggest "cycling" and "bikes" (i.e. just glancing at it). But the new one ... I hope they didn't pay for it - really naff.

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Re: Name Change

Postby Karen Sutton » 6 Apr 2016, 4:15pm

I'd be interested to know exactly how much they paid Campfire for the rebranding. I won't get to find out though as I ceased to be a member with effect from 1st November 2015.

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Re: Name Change

Postby AlaninWales » 6 Apr 2016, 4:41pm

A logo with no personality and a new name which has such 'issues' with its acronym, the acronym has to be avoided! An American School of Law shared the latter problem - and had to redo the name change as a result (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-35975832). Maybe CUK should follow suit (and get the consultants who have obviously CUK'd up here to pay for it!).

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Re: Name Change

Postby iandriver » 6 Apr 2016, 4:51pm

AlaninWales wrote:A logo with no personality and a new name which has such 'issues' with its acronym, the acronym has to be avoided! An American School of Law shared the latter problem - and had to redo the name change as a result (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-35975832). Maybe CUK should follow suit (and get the consultants who have obviously CUK'd up here to pay for it!).


CUK or WACUK. Suck or wazzock. Really? :(

Seriously, how many member groups hava an abbreviation such as CTC PLACENAME on the member group kit club kit.
You now need an overly long expression on the jerseys, an intricate logo to transfer onto the kit or be known as CUK CAMBRIDGE or CAMBRIDGE WACUK (for example)....
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Re: Name Change

Postby Toeclip » 6 Apr 2016, 4:56pm

AlaninWales wrote:A logo with no personality and a new name which has such 'issues' with its acronym, the acronym has to be avoided! An American School of Law shared the latter problem - and had to redo the name change as a result (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-35975832). Maybe CUK should follow suit (and get the consultants who have obviously CUK'd up here to pay for it!).


The new logo is certainly lacking dynamics, visual impact and also meaning.
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