Paulatic wrote:I hate being told what to do.
I have respect for this guy off this alone.
The way I see it, "Cycling UK" is a really generic term. Thats a better thing if you want the forum to take a hold and have an online presence etc. Touring members joining years back now having a name change done on them have a point I think.
Call me Nostradamus but I think more people will be riding bikes that aren't only MTB's or only road, but something in between like a touring bike or a commuter bike in future. So if it kept the touring part of the name, it might have been better off because it is becoming more of a niche.
Now which site is the main bicycle touring site?!
A touring bike makes a good "short trip" commuter bike as well, I am sure a lot of those two "disciplines" cross over (I know commuting isn't a discipline I just thought it would be funny to say it). There has to be more people commuting than touring, MTB'ing and racing combined.
For example something I would never do is be clipping my shoes in and out of pedals, I want a comfy
bike I can just get on and ride with flat platform pedals, a chain guard and mudguards.
Only weird bikes are interesting anymore.