Cycling UK membership

Cycling UK membershipIf you ride a bike, what better way of getting yourself fully insured, legally protected, and in touch with hundreds of groups and events around the country, than by joining up with the nation’s largest cycling charity, Cycling UK. With a history stretching back 138 years and current membership standing at 70,000, you’ll find it is a truly representative organization that works hard for the interests of all cyclists, whether you are a keen sports cyclist or someone who just likes to commute and take short leisure rides. Outlay can be as little as £2-£3 per month, but the benefits are outstanding. I have been a life member since 1978.

To follow it up, you can ring 0844 736 8451, or check out the website at www.cyclinguk.org/MGM

 

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Posted on March 31, 2017, in Cycling UK and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Jon Porteous

    Or better still join British Cycling where you’ll be a member and not just part of an unaccountable charity that is bleeding members and groups faster than ever.

  2. As a fellow life member from the early ’60s I have to point out that the club we joined has now been hi-jacked since becoming a charity rather than a members’ club. Membership is falling as we cease to get new members, and non-renewals are increasing. I know this as local membership secretary. You wouldn’t know this from those running the club; they are trying to include anyone contributing to the charity as members, when they clearly are not. Member services are being abandoned, motions passed at the AGM are being ignored, and dissent results in sanctions including suspension of even life membership. We no longer have local members representing us members; instead we have appointees to promote the fund raising activities which will not benefit us members but non-members instead.

    • I can appreciate that some long-term members mourn the passing of the club as they knew it (and as I knew it), but with the current age-profile of the membership, the club was going to die a natural death anyway in the next 10-20 years. You only have to go to the Birthday Rides in August to see that for yourself. Apart from death and taxes, the only other certainty in life is ‘change’, and radical change will always bring a temporary lull in growth. In its revised form, I believe the club is going to progressively appeal to a wider section of the community…….but we’ll have to wait and see.

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