I've been a CTC member for a few years, simply to get the 3rd party insurance (in case someone steps of a pavement in front of me).
However, I find the CTC magazine, and their information in general, pretty dull. It seems to be targeted at middle age men (and much older) with beards who want to spend all their time riding old-school touring bikes the length and breadth of these Isles, ideally in wind and rain (I know the T in CTC stands for Touring, but nonetheless...)
I'm tempted to try British Cycling instead, again primarily to get the 3rd party insurance, but their general literature/website/focus seems more interesting (not that I intend to do any racing in the near future).
Anyone tried both to compare, or have any views on whether BC is better/worse that CTC?