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Philip Benstead

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CTC AGM 2020 Flying
« on: 24 April, 2021, 07:44:36 am »
CTC AGM 2020

IMHO The motion below is poorly drafted, I find it hard to believe it permitted in the current form.
Please note the Proposer’s note has no legal standing as part of the motion.

Only the words of the motion counts. 

Therefore, the wording of the motion suggest that the CTC should stop all /any fight over the entire world used for the purpose of travel for holidays.

One of the guidelines for motion is that they are practical, this plainly is not.

I suggest an alternative wording below.

ORDINARY RESOLUTIONS

6) Reduction of promotion of holiday flights.

Proposer’s note: The CTC (Cycling UK)

Articles of Association state four Objectives of the Club. Three are related specially to cycling. The fourth states ‘promote the conservation and protection of the environment’. The member survey indicated 71% support for ‘Encouraging cycle use to benefit the environment’. We would like to propose that the Club adopts a progressive strategy to reduce, and ultimately stop, promotion of cycling holidays that involve flying. An organisation whose stated objective is to protect the environment should not be promoting flying as it so massively increases a person’s annual carbon footprint and hence contributes to climate change. The current promotion is in the form of CTC branded holidays, which involve flying; articles in the magazine; and the adverts in the magazine selling holidays involving flying.

Proposer: Martin Crane
Seconder: Alison Hill

The Board accepts this motion.
Cycling UK wishes to be part of both this and wider discussions on the part that flying
contributes to carbon footprints and climate change.
Cycling UK’s policy on climate change is downloadable from (and summarised at):
www.cyclinguk.org/campaigning/viewsand-briefings/climate-change.

This is an issue that has already begun to be discussed within the Holidays and Tours
Subsidiary

https://www.cyclinguk.org/sites/default/files/document/2020/07/agm_2020_agenda_and_minutes_of_2019.pdf



A SUGGESTED REWORED VERSION0

COMMENTS WELCOMED

ORDINARY RESOLUTIONS

That CTC shall work toward a reduction and eventual cessation of activities under its control of the provision, promotion and marketing of cycle holiday/tours and activities involving air flights.

Proposer’s note: The CTC

One of CTC objectives relates specially to the ‘promote the conservation and protection of the environment’. That is negated if the use of air travel is encouraged by increasing a person’s annual carbon footprint and hence contributes to climate change.
The member survey indicated 71% support for ‘Encouraging cycle use to benefit the environment’.
We propose that a progressive strategy to reduce, and ultimately stop, promotion of cycling activities that involve flying.
The current promotion is in the form of CTC branded holidays, and other holidays, events, articles, and advertisements its publication.

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Philip Benstead B.Env.Sc. (Hons.), NSI

Independent Cycle Campaigner and Cycle Consultant
DfT accredited BikeAbility Instructor / L3 Mechanic
07949801698 cycling4westminster@gmail.com

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Re: CTC AGM 2020 Flying
« Reply #1 on: 24 April, 2021, 07:48:10 am »
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