CTC or British Cycling membership?
CTC do more for common everyday “Cyclists” imo. BC are a bit power hungry with regards qualifications/events/everything from what I’ve heard which puts me off them. Good for event insurance though. Swing/round abouts etc. [no direct personal experience, just what I get from people who do]Posted 5 years agotrbMember
CTC, the magazine is great, I love reading about the other types of cycling and their letters page has classic moans from old blokes who think MTB is new-fangled.
They also have specialist solicitors in case you end up in any strife (I haven’t checked if BC has the same)
But most important they are the most effective and coherent lobbying group who act on behalf of all cyclists. I don’t always agree with them but in general it’s more good than bad.Posted 5 years agosasMember
CTC had a spokeswoman on the radio yesterday agreeing that bicycle and rider registration was a good idea.
Seeing as they’re against mandatory helmets, forced segregation, and regularly ridicule the idea of a registration system that sounds like a mistake (or it’s been taken out of context).Posted 5 years agowwaswasSubscriber
someone posted it up on twitter yesterday but can’t remember who now
CTC nutjob on the local news talking about tax disc and registration disc for all adult cyclists. Glad I didn’t renew my membership.
was @bigrichwood and he seems to have a blog so could probably be found through that for further info…Posted 5 years agoseanboltonMember
I am a member of both 🙂 (and Sustrans)
BC for racing.
CTC for touring/leisure.
No problems with either, there is some cross-over these days. I support both as they both campaign and lobby for cyclists.
Both offer insurance cover, shop discounts, legal assistance (but this is just no win, no fee stuff so not that special…)
The CTC magazine is OK, a bit dated but it is trying to cover a wide readership.
If you are a racer/sportif/club rider, then go for BC
If you are a tourer/leisure rider, go for CTC
SeanPosted 5 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
Can I suggest joining Sustrans as well?
In my opinion they do far more to get people regularly using bikes than CTC or British Cycling – which seem more focussed on touring and racing respectively, rather than every day cycling like commuting.Posted 5 years agomrelectricSubscriber
Went with CTC after several years dithering: no regrets. I don’t race at all.Posted 5 years ago
Wiggle discount is good but the legal support included was great when I got hit by a car. Got a good settlement without having to try too hard.
MTB side is getting more prominent now and campaigning is strong. I’m a Right to Ride off-road volunteer now and active in the local RoW forum.
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