These details are as at 1 December 2016 - there will be some changes in the coming months.
For reasons of efficiency (really!) there are 3 separate online entities for the Touring Cyclist Club, and a Facebook page - to explain, and details of registration or membership:
TOURING CYCLIST CLUB - Forum:
The Forum is open access for anyone to READ ONLY all posts - with the exception of the Sub-boards under the "Private Matters (Visible to Forum members only)" line.
ONLY Registered Forum Members are able to post/reply to posts and use Personal Messaging (the Forum's internal member-to-member email facility)
Forum Registration is open to all (NOT limited to Touring Cyclist Club members) New registrants apply to join the Forum with their preferred Username (cannot be the registrant's email address) and a Password . There is a human approval process (normally within 12-18 hours) to ensure that potential hackers and spammers are not approved as Forum members
Forum Members are NOT members of the Touring Cyclist Club and Paid-up Touring Cyclist Club members are NOT automatically registered as Forum members.
TOURING CYCLIST CLUB - Membership:
Membership of the Touring Cyclist Club is managed securely for us by PaySubsOnline handling payments - PaySubsOnline manages membership renewals and members are able to amend their details if neccessary direct with them.
New members receive a Welcome Message that has a link to create a separate member account with PaySubsOnline - the member's ID/Username is the email that the member registered with and on accessing PaySubsOnline for the first time will be asked to create a password.
TOURING CYCLIST CLUB - Website [This will change early in 2017 when TCC member-only content is published]
There is no TCC member log-in at present . . . the log-in box on the Home page is only for the website administrators' use.
When TCC Paid-up member-only content is available members will be provided with a Username & Password (the latter can be reset to the member's choice)
TOURING CYCLIST CLUB - Facebook page
The TCC Facebook page is for club announcements ONLY - "following" is open to all, with an approval process, but followers are unable to post or respond to posts. [The reason being that TCC has its own structured Forum which provides a more useful and effective platform, and caters for those that do not use Facebook]
. . . and while we're looking at online stuff - please make sure that your email client has the main email addresses that the club uses to ensure messages aren't filtered: