What is CTC

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by jpendel, 16 Aug 2007.

  1. jpendel

    jpendel New Member

    I saw CTC on the topic list and wondered what it was / stands for. Are they an insurance company for bikes?
  2. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Birmingham, UK
    Cyclists' Touring Club. Third party insurance is one of the perks of membership. They represent cyclists' interests (e.g. when drafting the new highway code) and provide some legal advise to members.

    CTC Website
  3. XTCRider

    XTCRider New Member

  4. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    They also stand up for cyclists rights and campaign on our behalf, so if you're a keen cyclist it's worth supporting them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    And they send a bi-monthly magazine out to members.
    I think it is a good magazine and have never felt the need to buy any other cycle mag.:ohmy:
  6. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Ok, I hate to admit this but I am, ahem, currently resting. Do they do a cheap (i.e., discounted) membership for a pauper like wot I is ?
  7. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Nope - get on the bike and join British cycling (expecting flaming here) !
  8. P.H

    P.H Über Member

    If you're unwaged it's £13 less - That's £21 instead of £34.
  9. P.H

    P.H Über Member

    Why would you get flamed?
    They're different organisations with different aims and objections. It's obvious you'll choose the one that most matches your own interests. Of course there's nothing stopping anyone from joining both.
  10. starseven

    starseven Guest

    "get on your bike " as Norman once told us !!!

    He forgot they had TV overseas:sad:
  11. Blonde

    Blonde New Member

    Bury, Lancashire
    The CTC also have regional/area groups that meet up (usually at weekends) for leisure/touring rides. You don't need to be a member to go on a ride with them - they only expect you to join if you're going to be a regular. Try a search for a club in your area. They are also heavily involved in York Cycle Show/Rally every year. This is a kind of bike festival with camping, CTC organised social rides, audaxes, trade stands, bike test riding (including folders, recumbents, 'special' bikes, tandems, trikes etc, if you've ever fancied a go on one) vintage cycling films, grass track racing and cycle polo to watch.
  12. jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Hampshire UK
    The CTC is a campaigning organisation that supports the right of ALL cyclists to wear sandals and grow a beard.
  13. Blonde

    Blonde New Member

    Bury, Lancashire
    That's SPD sandals, obviously...
  14. postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Meanwood ,Leeds
    My advice is join.Iwas the secretary of my works team.The first thing i did was affiliated us with the ctc.Now my wife and children are members on the family ticket.You never know when you might need some help.
  15. OP

    jpendel New Member

    Thanks for the info everyone. I have had a lok at the web site and may join it
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