Philip Benstead wrote:Did I waste my time by calling this poll?
Only you can judge, it was your time. Clearly this is not the result you had hoped for.
However there is more to it than that. As Psamathe states, Council, yourself and the members who have followed this debate now have a firm indication of the strength of feeling for both the old brand and the new.
Chair of Council David Cox said: “Thank you to all who took the time to vote. The Cyclists’ Touring Club continues to be the legal name of the charity but with Cycling UK as our new trading name to reach the broadest audience possible. We are extremely proud of the heritage and achievements of the Cyclists’ Touring Club over the last 138 years. Many of our local Member Groups will continue to run their activities under the name Cyclists’ Touring Club as that best describes what they do. For many of our other initiatives in campaigns, off-road and community cycling projects, the name Cycling UK is less prescriptive when promoting the breadth of activities that they do. But together as cyclists we are driven by the passion and enthusiasm of all our members and supporters who make Cycling UK welcoming to all.”
If you take that quote at face value then the result will guide Council as they roll out the Cycling UK brand whilst retaining and respecting the CTC's heritage. There is still a place in Cycling UK for those who prefer to refer to the organisation as the CTC.
In raising the petition I expect you have made many new contacts, albeit largely on one side of the discussion.
The result is not the only thing achieved by the process.
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