Cycling UK needs reviving, claims chair candidate
Friday, January 20th 2017 at 11:01AM GMT
Cycling UK’s board of trustees meet tomorrow, and will vote in a new chair to replace David Cox. Cycling UK is the new name for the Cyclists’ Touring Club.
The charity’s membership director Matt Mallinder told BikeBiz:
“Cycling UK has great ambitions for another exciting year after the success of 2016 and further building on David’s legacy. Under David’s watch, we have seen the organisation become a charity, rebrand its trading name to Cycling UK and help millions of new and returning cyclists get cycling via initiatives such as the Big Bike Revival, Bike Week and our campaigns such as Trails for Wales and Zerostars for Eurostar.”
Jim Brown, one of the candidates for position of chair, said the organisation needs to increase its membership base. “Our membership has declined continuously for the last five years,” he said. “This is a serious failure.”
In 2012, the CTC had 69,200 members; Cycling UK now has 65,900 members.