'Refreshing the brand' . . . . . .

Discussion of the re-branding of CTC as Cycling UK.
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Re: So - is 'refresh the brand'

Postby mjr » 22 Nov 2015, 5:58pm

Malcolm Smith wrote:IThe Eurostar back pedal thanks to members pressure was fantastic.

I think you'll find a lot of other groups besides CTC also applied pressure, both in the UK and abroad... but as always, you wouldn't know who from looking at CTC's coverage with its ugly Murdoch-press-mimicking "it was CTC wot won it" headline that only mentions "other cycling bodies" in its final paragraph. Is CTC just promoting itself, is it insulting other campaigners, or both?
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Re: So - is 'refresh the brand'

Postby robgul » 22 Nov 2015, 8:45pm

mjr wrote:
Malcolm Smith wrote:IThe Eurostar back pedal thanks to members pressure was fantastic.

I think you'll find a lot of other groups besides CTC also applied pressure, both in the UK and abroad... but as always, you wouldn't know who from looking at CTC's coverage with its ugly Murdoch-press-mimicking "it was CTC wot won it" headline that only mentions "other cycling bodies" in its final paragraph. Is CTC just promoting itself, is it insulting other campaigners, or both?


Inside information suggests that far greater powers than CTC were the REAL reason for the (apparent) climb down by Eurostar .... but it looks like the carriage of assembled bikes will dwindle as capacity changes so that it will be "phased out" rather than a sudden stop as was going to happen on1 November 2015.

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Re: So - is 'refresh the brand'

Postby Philip Benstead » 22 Nov 2015, 10:00pm

Malcolm Smith wrote:I can't wait for CTC to move into the 21st century. If you don't agree, don't renew your membership. Its a democracy ! Or are you just wanting the best cycle insurance cover? The Eurostar back pedal thanks to members pressure was fantastic. My friends were asking where was £70m pa Sustrans and £40m British Cycling. But little old CTC once again championed the real cycling agenda. Love 'em!
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Re: 'Refreshing the brand' . . . . . .

Postby gaz » 23 Nov 2015, 7:35pm

Such a warm and friendly welcome to a new member of the forum from a member of CTC Council :roll: .

I've never been to HQ, do they have an aspidistra called Malcolm Smith? :wink:
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