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     Agman updated 11 years, 9 months ago 6 Members · 29 Posts
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  • johnrocketfuel

    Member
    16 August 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Evening all

    I’m thinking about joining the CTC (Free KNOG lights if sign up before end of Sept)

    Wondered if anyone else was a member or if anyone’s got any thoughts.

    It’s £36 per year………………..

    Johnboy

  • Gunner

    Member
    16 August 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Apart from the “free” lights, what’s the benefits?

    Will you be doing any “Touring” ❓

    If it’s a “Club”, will you be meeting other members, is there a local “branch”………….. ❓

    I don’t really know anything about it, but the impression I get from others in cycling and the general cycling media, is of bearded chaps on old steel frames with heavy saddlebags, whether that is right or not I don’t know. 😕

    I feel that I would put the £36 to better use.

  • johnrocketfuel

    Member
    16 August 2009 at 7:35 pm

    They list the benefits as :

    FREE £10m third party insurance

    a bi-monthly cycling magazine and weekly email newsletter

    an invitation to over 1000 cycling events each year

    route and touring information

    technical and product advice

    cycle-related legal advice

    discounts on many cycling products

    access to CTC holidays and tours

    Whether this is worth £36 I’m not sure……………….

  • HarryB

    Member
    16 August 2009 at 7:39 pm

    John, to be perfectly honest I’d rather have a leg off than join the CTC.

    I’m not one for sweeping generalisations Well, I am actually) but Gunner has got it right. Most CTC members wear sandals with socks, have beards that are home for all manner of things including cake crumbs from the endless cafe stops they have on each ride and ride bikes that you wouldn’t bother to lift out of a skip.

    Their saddle bags weigh more than most carbon bikes and they insist that steel bikes from the 1950s and 60s are better than these new fangled plastic things.

    The average CTC rider will do about 80 miles in a day but will takes 14 hours to do it and call into every cafe on route and stop at every roadsign and check him 1930s Ordnance Survey map.

    In any case I don’t think you are old enough to join the CTC. I’m pretty sure that you have to be at least 80 to join

  • johnrocketfuel

    Member
    16 August 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Harry

    I wish you wouldn’t sit on the fence all the time and would advise me one way or the other !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😆 😆 😆 😆

    The lights they are giving away are only £6 each and other than the insurance I can get all the other stuff ( advice etc) from this forum.

    Have been thinking about growing a beard mind !!!!

  • Gunner

    Member
    16 August 2009 at 7:48 pm

    The average CTC rider will do about 80 miles in a day but will takes 14 hours to do it and call into every cafe on route and stop at every roadsign and check him 1930s Ordnance Survey map.

    I’d heard that one too……………… 😆 😆

  • hugo15

    Member
    16 August 2009 at 7:55 pm

    John, if it’s the insurance you want have a look at Everyday Cycling membership at British Cycling. It’s £24 per year. This is what I have.

    http://new.britishcycling.org.uk/membership/article/mem–Membership—the-full-details-0

    BTW I think everyone should have some level of public liability cover just in case it goes wrong when you are out on the road.

  • HarryB

    Member
    16 August 2009 at 7:57 pm

    John, I can tell you that the Knog lights are brilliant. Colin (I’m told he’s too old to join the CTC and also too slow) put me onto them.

  • Gunner

    Member
    16 August 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Agree with Harry there John.

    Colin has shown me his Knog lights in action and they are really good.

    He even posted an article on the Forum about them some time ago, I’ll see if I can find it. 😉

  • Gunner

    Member
    16 August 2009 at 8:08 pm
  • hugo15

    Member
    16 August 2009 at 8:15 pm

    The ones the CTC are doing are the “Frog” model. The ones Colin has are better.

  • johnrocketfuel

    Member
    16 August 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Cheers Chaps

    I’ve just got a KNOG NERD computer and love the way it looks so was wanting the lights to match.

    Suppose I dont have to worry too much about the front one but I feel I have a responsibility to get a really bright back one seeing as i’m always at the back of the group 🙂 🙂

    That said I hold the group up so much a good front one will be needed to get me home in the dark !!!!!! 😳 😳 😳

    JB

  • HarryB

    Member
    16 August 2009 at 8:40 pm

    John, I think you need these as well seeing as you are a Knog fan

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Knog_Love_Hate_Leather_Mitts/5360039647/

  • Gunner

    Member
    16 August 2009 at 8:42 pm

    😆 😆 😆

  • hugo15

    Member
    16 August 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Those mitts are very funny 😆 .

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