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Press Release - 2 November 2016
A NEW Touring Cyclist Club is born
Cycle touring is to ride a bicycle for days, weeks, months or even years as you travel through countryside, towns and cities - even countries.
A new club for Cycle Tourists has been launched this autumn. The Touring Cyclist Club is a club specifically for those who want to tour by bicycle - on road or off road, be it for a few hours, a day or even multiple days exploring the countryside, towns and villages. This new club aims to provide members with what many say is now lacking: useful information, specifically for the increasing number of Touring Cyclists and to put them in contact with each other.
Established March 2016, membership was opened on 5 August 2016 and hundreds have already joined. From the Isle of Wight to Aviemore, from Canterbury to Belfast - and even Alaska, Touring Cyclist Club members will never be far away from another local member.
The website is the hub of the community, with members already active on the popular forum pages. The founders, Rob Gullen and Dennis Snape, say they will soon be adding more Cycle Touring information to the main website. Sections like UK Touring Routes, Maps, Places to Stay and Technical Information. Members’ Third Party Liability Insurance is in the immediate pipeline. Some content will be open to public viewing but the real value to members will be in the members’ only area of the website and forum.
The not for profit Touring Cyclist Club is run entirely by unpaid volunteers, purely for the benefit of its Members. In the words of its founders: ‘The Touring Cyclist Club is here to support and encourage members with resources, shared experiences and the inspiration to have fun touring on a bicycle’ The initial membership fee is just £4.
For further details see the website at www.touringcyclistclub.org.uk
Notes for Editors
• Photos are available.
• Touring Cyclist Club Limited. Company limited by guarantee. Registered in England No.10179055
• We are holding an inaugural meeting for Touring Cyclist Club members on Saturday 19 November 2016 in Birmingham.
• The mission of the Touring Cyclist Club is to focus on the pleasures of cycle touring and steer away from politics and campaigning.