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Philip Benstead

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Interim Chief Executive Officer - Cycling UK
« on: April 21, 2020, 12:31:50 pm »
https://www.harrishill.co.uk/job/interim-chief-executive-officer/

https://www.harrishill.co.uk/job/interim-chief-executive-officer/

Location Guildford

Sector: Directors & CEOs

Job type: Contract

Salary: PAYE salary £85,000-£90,000 pro rata OR day rate of £500-600
Contact :Jenny Hills

Contact email:jenny.hills@harrishill.co.uk

Contact phone: 02078207300

Published: 25 days ago

Duration: 6 Months, 4 Days
Closing date: 2020-04-15


Posted: 2020-04-27

Consultant: #

Interim Chief Executive Officer - Cycling UK

Guildford (working from home during Covid-19 social distancing measures, as per official advice)

5-6 months

Preferred start date: Monday 27th April

PAYE: 85,000 - 95,000 pro rata OR 500 - 600 per day (successful candidate's preference)


About Cycling UK


"Cycling UK's vision is of a healthier, happier and cleaner world, because more people cycle.

We want people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to be able to cycle safely, easily and enjoyably.

Cycling UK has championed the cause of cycling for more than 140 years. We promote all forms of cycling, protect the interests of existing and would-be cyclists, and inspire people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to discover the joys of cycling.

As an independent, democratic and expert organisation, our activities reflect the commitment of our members, volunteers and partners to make cycling mainstream, making a lasting difference to the lives of individuals and communities."

Cycling UK is a well-established charity with 100 staff around the UK, all currently working from home, and 68,000 members. The charity is currently in the middle of a five-year strategy for 2018-23, focusing on getting more people cycling. It plans to attract more members and provide more opportunities for members to get involved in the cycling movement.

Key strategic goals are:

Grow and diversify income across the organisation, in order to develop

Grow a bigger, more diverse volunteer network

Improve the way Cycling UK engages with groups

Expand the organisation's behaviour change programmes
Collaborate more

Influence a wider range of people

Be more responsive to the needs of different places

With the current CEO leaving at the end of April, there is a need for an interim CEO to make a quick start in the post and ensure smooth operations continue whilst the permanent CEO is appointed.

Key work areas for the interim CEO will be:

Leadership of the senior management team

Leading Cycling UK's response to Covid-19

With the SMT, revisiting the charity's business plan and drawing up an agreed list of priorities for the next 6 months

Digital strategy identify current position regarding key digital systems, decide on next steps and take the resulting strategy forward

Support the SMT with their current projects

Identifying any other key strengths and weaknesses in the organisation

Keeping an internal focus and ensuring that the other members of SMT continue to focus on external projects.

The successful interim candidate will have:

Track record of senior leadership experience, preferably at CEO level, in organisations of comparable scale and complexity, ideally in the charity or membership organisation sectors

Strong experience of developing and implementing organisation-wide business plans

Demonstrable expertise in developing and implementing effective systems, policies and procedures around HR, finance, corporate services, governance

Track record of senior team management and development

The resilience and flexibility to lead an organisation through unprecedented circumstances

Ideally, experience in leading remote teams

Requirements:

Ability to perform the role from home for as long as is required, and when official advice changes, to work from the office in Guildford.
Availability to start by end of April (preferred date: Monday 27th April).

Timeline: Closing date for applications: 9am Tuesday 14th April

Remote preliminary interviews with Harris Hill: ongoing until midday Thursday 16th April

Shortlisting: afternoon of Thursday 16th April
Remote interviews with the appointment panel at Cycling UK: Saturday 18th April (or subsequent evenings with prior arrangement)

Whilst there will be a competitive process for the permanent CEO role (and the permanent role will be much more externally focused), the interim CEO will be welcome to apply for the permanent role, and successful performance in the interim role is likely to be advantageous.

For more details, including how to apply, please download the role profile and person specification here.

The application form can be found here.

To arrange a conversation to discuss the position with the Search Consultant, please email Jenny Hills, Director at Harris Hill, at jenny.hills@harrishill.co.uk or call her on 0207 820 7321. CVs or professional bios / summaries are welcome in the first instance as a basis for discussion but not required at this stage. Your enquiry will be treated in the strictest confidence.

CYCLING UK

INTERIM CEO DESCRIPTION

Role profile
 
Please note, this role profile details the permanent Chief Executive Officer role. It is applicable to the interim position, but with much more emphasis on the internal-facing aspects of the role. The advertising copy provides a guide for the priorities for the interim position.    Basic role details
 
 
Role Title:  Chief Executive
 
Reports to: Chair  - Board of Trustees
Department:
 
Leadership Team
Overall purpose of role
 
The Chief Executive is responsible and accountable for the leadership of the organisation, sets the strategic direction and vision for success, leads the development and implementation of the strategic intent and impact of Cycling UK. They will continuously build Cycling UK ‘s organisational culture and capabilities and be a significant ‘thought leader on the power of volunteering, able to translate this across large scale internal and external stakeholders. the CEO will also drive a strong sustainability agenda that positions and maintains the charity at the forefront of our society.

Key accountabilities 
 
Strategy and Planning 
 
1. Working with the Board of Trustees and Leadership Team to develop and deliver the Charity’s strategic plan
 
2. Develop innovative business models and income streams in order to maximise financial opportunities. 
 
3. Regularly review the Charity’s performance against the agreed strategic framework and corporate plan and provide regular reports on that performance to the Board of Trustees.
 
4. Be a visible leader both internally and externally as the face of the Charity to influence and create opportunities to enhance the Charity’s performance, profile and reputation.
 
5. Represent the Charity as appropriate, in fundraising and procurement activities. 
 
Leadership and Development of Services
 
6. Provide visionary leadership to the Charity, re-invigorating core mission and public presence 
 
7. Model and set the organisation’s culture, values and behaviours resulting in a positive, enabling and energetic culture where high performance and success are celebrated
 
Organisation performance

8. Take overall responsibility for systems and cultures that ensure safeguarding and high- quality services. 
 
9. Provide inspirational leadership to Cycling UK staff and volunteers, in the continued development and delivery of our Strategy.
 
10. Nurture a high calibre and collegiate Leadership Team and to motivate and inspire staff and volunteers.
 
11. Build a performance management culture and role model excellent staff supervision, support and coaching.
 
12. Create a positive, enabling and energetic culture where high performance and success are celebrated and where people can grow.
 
13. Ensure the creation and implementation of a suitable system for communication of relevant information to the Charity’s staff, volunteers and all other stakeholders.
 
14. Actively promote equality and diversity in all activities.
 
Governance and Trustee Board
 
15. Keep the Board of Trustees appropriately informed and promptly report to the Chair of the Trustees and or Chair of Audit & Risk any irregularity or matter that involves significant or substantial risk (including potential damage to reputation).
 
16. Ensure systems are in place which delivers compliance with legal and regulatory requirements 
 
Finance and risk
 
17. Lead the development of a resilient, agile and flexible organisation 
 
18. Ensure that financial arrangements and controls are in place to support financial security, sustainability and compliance;
 
19. Monitoring the Charity’s continued financial sustainability, its performance against the agreed annual budget and the provision to the Board of Trustees of regular management accounts and a financial reforecast where necessary.
 
20. Ensure the timely preparation and submission of the Charity’s Annual Report and Accounts and Trustee Report.
 
21. Responsible for identifying, assessing and managing the key strategic risks.
 
Summary of person profile
 
Please note, this person profile was written for the permanent role, but bears significant relevance to the interim position, particularly the points pertaining to the internal-facing aspects of the role.
 
The role requires an inspirational and strategic leader, with exceptional commercial acumen, capable of operating in an environment combining a large commercial enterprise with a social purpose, promoting the power of volunteering and, delivering commissioned services as well as services that are volunteer-led

Decision-making
1. Accountable, with support from Leadership Team, for supporting the Board in creating a vision, defining strategic direction and policy changes that impact on Organisation’s overall direction: interpret strategic direction into objectives and through sponsorship of organisation-wide projects.
 
2. Role has long-term impact on operational effectiveness, on Organisation’s ability to deliver its longterm strategy and on the external perception of the charity.
 
Analysis and initiative
3. Resolves highly complex strategic issues considering risks and benefits for Cycling UK as a whole; anticipates long term consequences of change and future trends.   
 
4. Leads senior colleagues, with managing and mitigating any risks involved in moving Cycling UK in new directions.
 
Planning and delivery
5. Leads and drives organisational change at every level to build a ‘fit for purpose’ culture and operating model, aligned to the Cycling UK Strategy but agile to accommodate to a changing external environment
 
6. Leads on long term strategic planning as well as responsibility for the annual plan. 
 
7. Leads and supports Directors with overall management and delivery within their own areas.
 
8. Operates effectively in fast changing and high risk situations.
 
Working relationships
9. Uses high-level inter-personal and persuasion skills to influence staff, stakeholders and important external bodies or opinion formers in a way that encourages dialogue and removes barriers to effective involvement even where there are significant differences of opinion.   
 
10. Act as a figurehead on major internal/external communications initiatives and represents Cycling UK in a range of public settings and significant supplier relationships.
 
Supporting and enabling others
11. Develops the work-related skills and capabilities of the most senior staff. 
 
  12. Provides inspirational direction within Leadership Team, holding self and others accountable for developing others.
 
13. Ensure implementation of people policies and development practices across Cycling UK.
 
Knowledge and expertise
 
14. Applies extensive Chief Executive level expertise, acquired though directing and managing high-level organisation-wide activities, and through a broader understanding of the external environment and trends. 
 
15. Maintains a breadth and depth of knowledge sufficient to provide oversight and strategic direction. Knowledge and expertise kept up-to-date through looking at broader external political, economic and technological/specialist trends.
 
Additional information
Requires frequent travel across the UK and regular weekend working

Person Specification for the Interim Chief Executive Officer role
 
Essential
 
• Track record of senior leadership experience, preferably at CEO level, in organisations of comparable scale and complexity, ideally in the charity or membership organisation sectors • Strong experience of developing and implementing organisation-wide business plans • Demonstrable expertise in developing and implementing effective systems, policies and procedures around HR, finance, corporate services, governance • Track record of senior team management and development • Business acumen, with the ability to balance and align commercial priorities with an organisation’s social purpose • Ability to act as an effective spokesperson / ambassador when required (this is largely an internallyfocused position) • The resilience and flexibility to lead an organisation and its people through highly challenging circumstances and fast-moving external developments • Warm personal style, with the ability to foster trust, lead, inspire, motivate and support • Alignment with the work and values of Cycling UK.
Desirable
 
• Highly desirable: experience in developing and implementing digital strategy • Experience in interim leadership • Experience in leading remote teams • Experience in organisations delivering commissioned and/or volunteer-led services
 
Requirements:  • Ability to perform the role from home for as long as is required, and when official advice changes, to work from the office in Guildford. • Availability to start by end of April (preferred date: Monday 27th April).
 
 
How to apply and the recruitment process
 
If you would like to apply for this position, please email the following in Word format to Jenny Hills, Director at Harris Hill Executive Search at jenny.hills@harrishill.co.uk
 
• An up to date CV outlining your employment history, academic and professional • qualifications, and contact details • A completed Application Form • A Supporting Statement (no more than 2 x A4 pages) o Demonstrating how you meet the criteria outlined in the Person Specification o Outlining why you are interested in working for Cycling UK
 
In the body of the email, please state your preferred method of compensation (PAYE or day rate) and salary expectations, as well as your availability for interview and to start according to the below timetable:
 
Timeline:
 
• Closing date for applications: 9am Tuesday 14th April • Remote preliminary interviews with Harris Hill: ongoing until midday Thursday 16th April • Shortlisting: afternoon of Thursday 16th April • Remote interviews with the appointment panel at Cycling UK: Saturday 18th April (or subsequent evenings with prior arrangement) • Successful candidate to start by the end of April 2020



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

Independent Cycle Campaigner and Cycle Consultant
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Re: Interim Chief Executive Officer - Cycling UK
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2020, 12:54:48 pm »
Hmmm.  Closing date 14th April.....

Re: Interim Chief Executive Officer - Cycling UK
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2020, 12:57:09 pm »
Only CUK could field an advert with the closing date before the posting date.
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Re: Interim Chief Executive Officer - Cycling UK
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2020, 01:21:48 pm »
Published: 25 days ago



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Re: Interim Chief Executive Officer - Cycling UK
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2020, 07:32:21 pm »
Whatever happened to the CTC?

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Re: Interim Chief Executive Officer - Cycling UK
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2020, 07:43:39 pm »
Whatever happened to the CTC?

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Re: Interim Chief Executive Officer - Cycling UK
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2020, 09:41:09 pm »
The old CEO is a club mate of mine, but I don’t see him very often.   He seemed to leave very suddenly March time.

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Re: Interim Chief Executive Officer - Cycling UK
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2020, 11:23:34 pm »
The old CEO is a club mate of mine, but I don’t see him very often.   He seemed to leave very suddenly March time.

Was he pregnant? This job is only for 6 months.
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Re: Interim Chief Executive Officer - Cycling UK
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2020, 07:32:31 am »
The old CEO is a club mate of mine, but I don’t see him very often.   He seemed to leave very suddenly March time.

Was he pregnant? This job is only for 6 months.

Probably waiting for Kevin Mayne to come back...
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Philip Benstead

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APPOINTED Interim Chief Executive Officer - Cycling UK
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2020, 11:02:41 am »
https://www.cyclinguk.org/press-release/former-london-sport-ceo-appointed-cycling-uks-interim-chief-executive
https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-fitzboydon/

Pete Fitzboydon, Cycling UK's new interim chief executive

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By Adrian Wills
Monday, 27 April 2020
Former London Sport CEO appointed as Cycling UK’s interim Chief Executive
Pete Fitzboydon, the former chief executive of London Sport, has been appointed as Cycling UK’s interim Chief Executive.
Mr Fitzboydon takes on the role from Paul Tuohy, who has announced he is stepping down from the charity after six years in the role. 

Pete has a long career in the sports and leisure sector, including ten years at the Football Foundation. 

More recently, he led Parkwood Leisure, a national leisure provider, where he completed a business transformation which helped the organisation grow by 20%.

He has also held non-executive roles with Badminton England and OpenActive, a Sport England-funded initiative that seeks to make sporting opportunities easier to find and book online. 

Mr Fitzboydon brings with him extensive knowledge in how digital technologies can encourage more people to become physically active, having created the UK’s first sports technology business incubator during his time at London Sport.

He said: “I am delighted to take on the challenge of leading Cycling UK at a time when it has never been more important to get more people active.

“I have long been an admirer of Cycling UK’s work and I am looking forward to getting started and exploring how we can encourage more people onto their bikes, while working with governments on how they can play their part, too.”


I am delighted to take on the challenge of leading Cycling UK at a time when it has never been more important to get more people active.

Pete Fitzboydon, Cycling UK interim Chief Executive

Mr Fitzboydon will be in post until the autumn, while Cycling UK appoints to the permanent position. 

Dan Howard, Chair of the Board of Trustees, said: “I’m delighted to announce Pete Fitzboydon as our interim chief executive. He brings a significant amount of leadership experience, having worked for twenty years in the sport and leisure industry.

“Our strategy is ambitious and I’m looking forward to Pete working with the board and our leadership team on the next stage of our development as we work to support millions more people to cycle.”
Philip Benstead B.Env.Sc. (Hons.), NSI

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DfT accredited BikeAbility Instructor / L3 Mechanic
07949801698 cycling4westminster@gmail.com

Re: Interim Chief Executive Officer - Cycling UK
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2020, 12:05:36 am »
Phillip, there's really no need to post these walls of text. The link, and either a brief summary or (better) a little bit of commentary giving your take on the situation would be better.

As it is, I don't know why you think I should care about the CTC's latest press release. If you're their PR officer, you're doing a good job of convincing me you're crap at it. If you're trying to publicise concerns about their governance, it seems you're being crap at that instead.

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Re: Interim Chief Executive Officer - Cycling UK
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2020, 02:27:23 am »
Actually I appreciate the post being in full. Get a better hobby than policing people on their harmless on-topic forum posts xoxo
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Re: Interim Chief Executive Officer - Cycling UK
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2020, 07:06:41 am »
Is that supposed to be as ironic as it is?
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Re: Interim Chief Executive Officer - Cycling UK
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2020, 01:03:47 pm »
I used to run the 'CTC shop' on a franchise basis from Geoffrey Butler/Bike+ (2001 to 2005) before the franchise moved to Evans, then Wiggle. The 'shop' technically still exists, although in reality it's just the supplier of their clothing range; who now sell direct.

When we lost the franchise it was made clear it was due to a better financial offer. The frustrating thing for me was we were awarded the franchise initially as they wanted it run with a focus on providing a 'service' more than it was to generate a 'revenue stream', the former was as it had been doing when it was run in house; giving members access to hard to find niche items that a more traditional retailer would be unlikely to stock let alone pay to advertise in their publication; we paid for three colour pages each issue. After BikePlus lost the franchise to Evans we continued running the same size advertisement in the CTC magazine under our own name but without the CTC clothing. I naturally had more freedom with what I could and couldn’t advertise and the turnover/profit increased significantly.

I have often wondered if all the changes implemented since my small involvement have been an improvement, our service focused shop still generated a healthy and increasing year on year revenue to the CTC, as well as off loading nearly all the risks and running costs. For sure retailing is now different from my time of running the shop; but, they have gone from getting 'something' to 'nothing'. I was a CTC member long before I ran the shop for them and cycled on a regular basis on their 'section rides', it definitely felt like a large 'club', associated with traditional cycling clubs, that in turn I felt an affiliation and emotional bond with. I confess that has diminished, not completely, but I don't feel that connection with 'Cycling UK' as much as I once did; yet they must be doing something right to be able to advertise a vacancy for that salary!

Re: Interim Chief Executive Officer - Cycling UK
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2020, 01:31:38 pm »
Someone needs to get on and take Paul Touhy’s name off that shop front page.
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Re: Interim Chief Executive Officer - Cycling UK
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2020, 02:57:06 pm »
I used to run the 'CTC shop' before the franchise moved to Evans, then Wiggle.

When we lost the franchise it was made clear it was due to a better financial offer, the frustrating thing for me was we were awarded the franchise as they wanted it run with a focus on providing a service more than it was to generate a revenue stream, giving members access to hard to find items that a more traditional retailer would be unlikely to stock let alone pay to advertise in their publication.

I have often wondered if it all the changes implemented since my small involvement has been an improvement, our service focused shop still generated a healthy revenue to the CTC and off loaded nearly all the risks and running costs, for sure retailing is now different from my days; but they have gone from getting 'something' to 'nothing'. The shop technically still exists, although in reality it's just the supplier of their clothing range. I was a CTC member long before I ran the shop for them and a regular on their section rides, it was like a large 'club', associated with traditional cycling clubs, that I felt an affiliation and emotional bond with. For sure that has diminished, I don't feel that with 'Cycling UK'; yet they must be doing something right to able to advertise a vacancy for that salary!

The rot started with KM.  He told me he wanted utility cyclists, not cycle tourists.  Then he said he was scrapping the National 400.  And everything became a cost centre.  If it didn't generate a profit it was scrapped.  Now it's just an aspiring quango touting for government money.
On the other hand, some at least of the local groups are benefiting from (benign) neglect.

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Re: Interim Chief Executive Officer - Cycling UK
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2020, 12:25:23 pm »
I used to run the 'CTC shop' before the franchise moved to Evans, then Wiggle.

When we lost the franchise it was made clear it was due to a better financial offer, the frustrating thing for me was we were awarded the franchise as they wanted it run with a focus on providing a service more than it was to generate a revenue stream, giving members access to hard to find items that a more traditional retailer would be unlikely to stock let alone pay to advertise in their publication.

I have often wondered if it all the changes implemented since my small involvement has been an improvement, our service focused shop still generated a healthy revenue to the CTC and off loaded nearly all the risks and running costs, for sure retailing is now different from my days; but they have gone from getting 'something' to 'nothing'. The shop technically still exists, although in reality it's just the supplier of their clothing range. I was a CTC member long before I ran the shop for them and a regular on their section rides, it was like a large 'club', associated with traditional cycling clubs, that I felt an affiliation and emotional bond with. For sure that has diminished, I don't feel that with 'Cycling UK'; yet they must be doing something right to able to advertise a vacancy for that salary!

The rot started with KM.  He told me he wanted utility cyclists, not cycle tourists.  Then he said he was scrapping the National 400.  And everything became a cost centre.  If it didn't generate a profit it was scrapped.  Now it's just an aspiring quango touting for government money.
On the other hand, some at least of the local groups are benefiting from (benign) neglect.

It wasn't just Kevin Mayne.  A certain chair of Council seemed to think this was his way to an honour...
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Re: Interim Chief Executive Officer - Cycling UK
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2020, 12:43:29 pm »

It wasn't just Kevin Mayne.  A certain chair of Council seemed to think this was his way to an honour...

Oh yes.  Pompous fellow whose name I've forgotten.  I remember the brave but doomed rearguard action.

Re: Interim Chief Executive Officer - Cycling UK
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2020, 01:54:44 pm »
The CTC has declined in exactly the way Simon Legg and others predicted.  I'm only a member for the third party insurance (BC is pro-helmet so I avoid them).  The magazine is trash, Chris Juden is long gone, the rebranding is juvenile (and a direct rip-off of Macmillan) and I don't see them arresting the general ageing of local groups with new blood.
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Re: Interim Chief Executive Officer - Cycling UK
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2020, 08:06:22 pm »
I'm only a member because of my life membership - members mean nothing to the CTC.

It is no longer a cyclists' organisation - it is a body that promotes cycling (note the difference cyclists vs cycling). It promotes cycling by attracting funding from bodies such as government and local authorities.

I still get the feeling that CTC would be more than happy to offload the individual members and the member groups onto a different organisation (BC maybe, but their helmet stance would be the stumbling block for a large number).
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Re: Interim Chief Executive Officer - Cycling UK
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2020, 08:11:37 pm »
It is no longer a cyclists' organisation - it is a body that promotes cycling (note the difference cyclists vs cycling). It promotes cycling by attracting funding from bodies such as government and local authorities.
Well I for one think that's an important job, that needs doing in the UK. Chris Boardman is about the only other person doing anything of note (and don't make me laugh by suggesting that is the same as BC doing anything!)

Meanwhile, all the local groups round 'ere are getting on with life just as they did before The Charity Incident*.

So much as there some other things I'd like them to do, I can't really see good reason not to support CUK in their work.

(*and yes, I did think this was a bad thing. And yes, I love Chris Boardman).
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Re: Interim Chief Executive Officer - Cycling UK
« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2020, 08:21:43 pm »
I'm in Cycling UK but really the way forward is paying in to your nearest community cycling campaign e.g. Cambridge Cycling Campaign, Bristol Cycling, London Cycling Campaign etc. Nothing gets the shits up politicians like locals on the warpath.
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Re: Interim Chief Executive Officer - Cycling UK
« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2020, 10:19:10 pm »
Yebbut, politicians don't give a flying fuck about Lower Muddling in the Marsh Cycling Action Group. And neither does any Regional BigTown Cycle Campaign, so organisations like Cycling UK have a role for those of us who live in the middle of nowhere and have no effective representation (in almost any subject).

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Re: Interim Chief Executive Officer - Cycling UK
« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2020, 10:50:07 pm »
Actually local campaign groups have been successful here. Campaigning does work. But it's most effective when it's done by the relevant council's own constituents instead of a more ephemeral organisation. See e.g. https://wfcycling.wordpress.com/2020/03/20/coordinators-report-2020/

I won't be dropping my Cycling UK membership but I can see very clearly which groups carry more clout.
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Re: Interim Chief Executive Officer - Cycling UK
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2020, 10:44:14 am »
Yebbut, politicians don't give a flying fuck about Lower Muddling in the Marsh Cycling Action Group. And neither does any Regional BigTown Cycle Campaign, so organisations like Cycling UK have a role for those of us who live in the middle of nowhere and have no effective representation (in almost any subject).


Cambridge Cycling Campaign is very supportive of local cycling groups and campaigns throughout Cambridgeshire and wider Fenland...
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