Si wrote:I have say (as a BC employee!) I am flummoxed as to why people are considering joining BC when it is even further away from the idolised golden age of the CTC that they are mourning, than CyclingUK is.....?
I'm not trying to talk anyone out of joining BC...if it does what you need it to do then go for it...but all the things people are complaining that the CTC is losing...BC doesn't do them!
For me it is a deeper issue than specific decisions. I left CTC after the disastrous management handling when CJ was made redundant. All organisations will at some time make decisions that different individuals will not agree with. But for an organisation to have a (successful) future it needs to be at least competently managed. And the total mismanagement of CJ's redundancy game me a strong indication of the lack of competence of the management of the organisation.
And, although I think the re-brand terrible, it is more the way it has been handled giving further indications that management it not of the calibre to take such an organisation forward. The failure to engage with membership. CTC is not like a private company releasing a new product that needs to be kept secret to stop competitors taking counter moves. Their reaction to the poll. The CEO's personal attack posted online against Mr. Benstead. Too many indications that the management or the organisation is not of adequate calibre to achieve what people would expect.