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Is it worth joining the CTC?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Krypton, 15 Aug 2007.

  1. Krypton

    Krypton New Member

    Location:
    UK
    It says members get liability insurance, is it worth joining just for the insurance?
     
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It! Staff Member

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Certainly is, British Cycling also do it as well - handy for the third party and legal assistance.
     
  3. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    YES ABSOLUTELY.
    Also legal assistance which can be invaluable.
    Mags OK-ish too.

    It's also good to support the organisation that does a lot of lobbying on behalf of cycling and cyclists. Just feel it could do with loosing a bit of its "Beard and Sandals" look!

    Good value IMO.
     
  4. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    Fossyant and Fab Foodie have said it all.

    The CTC third party insurance covered my liability for the damage I inflicted on a brand new VW Polo when I went around a blind bend with more enthusiasm than care.

    The pay out was easily more than the membership payments I will probably make during the rest of my lfe. I feel sort of honour bound to try and live as long as possible so they at least break even.

    I also take more care racing my mates round corners.
     
  5. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Although not a member at the moment with living out here, I would certainly sign up when/if I return to the UK!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. asterix

    asterix Comrade Member

    Location:
    Limoges or York
    Yes! The CTC solicitor is doing a good job with my claim against a careless car-user.
     
  7. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Yes. Both CTC and British Cycling (silver or gold level) membership get third party liability insurance and legal advice/support as part of the package.
     
  8. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    Plus a lot of bike shops give you a small discount for being a CTC member.
     
  9. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    Whats wrong with a Beard and Sandals?? Ok it is not a good look for the lassies...
     
  10. Mankymitts

    Mankymitts New Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Got knocked off bike in April by a careless driver. Bike OK but only because I cushiones it from the tarmac. Nothing seriously wrong with me. Contacted CTC who put me in touch with their lawyers. 2 months later I got £1000 compo. No doubt, the police and witnesses helped my case but I was still impressed by the efficiancy.

    MM
     
  11. gpx001

    gpx001 Senior Member

    Location:
    Leicestershire
    I too am in the CTC and thankfully I haven't had to use the insurance yet, but have managed to save a few quid on bits and pieces, plus the mag is good and they have useful cycling routes you can download from their website.
     
  12. Krypton

    Krypton New Member

    Location:
    UK
    Thanks everyone, think I'll look to into joining.