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    Tonight at the evening 13 (Bottisham Circuit) Douglas Bradshaw turned up and he was riding a Time Trial and he was down as riding it for Cambridge Cycling Club. Now I know he rides Road Races for Cambridge Cycling Club and I thought he rides Time Trials for API - Metrow, (well he did last year). I saw Terry give him a membership card which said Membership class 1st so this must mean that he is riding Time Trials for Cambridge Cycling Club as well anyway this is what it says in the RTTC about membership

    8. Club Membership

    A rider may only be a first claim member of one club and must enter Open, and Semi - Open eventsin the name of that club. A rider who changes his club after the closing date for entries must ride in the name of the new clubbut is not eligible for any team award. A rider must only change his first claim club once in any calander year.

    So does that mean that Douglas won, Rob Cox came second and I came third in club Competition

    Can anybody shed any light on this!!

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    Nothing's changed from last year, Tom, both BC and CTT are fine with the arrangement, so Douglas continues to ride RRs for Cambridge and TTs for API, regardless of what class of club membership he has.

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    So does this mean that he is riding club TTs for API or Cambridge CC, as he does have 1st claim membership for Cambridge CC.

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    I think he can ride dub TT 's for whoever he likes, it's only open TT's that he has to ride for API. I know his said he'll ride the national 10 and 25 for us.

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    To further complicate matters, he has to ride TT's in Scotland under Cambridge CC if he wishes to contest any Scottish Championships as he was born there. All events in Scotland are run under SCU rules, there is no CTT and everything is under BC insurance. I feel like adding some more letters, so any CTT only clubs(formerly RTTC), who are not registered with BC, can ride under a special SCU/CTT agreement, unless the rider has a BC/UCI licence for a BC registered club, CTT is not recognised by UCI. OK.

    What were the results anyway Tom?

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    Jan has cleared this up he says Douglas Bradshaw was riding for API in the club 13

    Thanks Jan

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    At the commitee meeting they discussed this and they said Douglas Bradshaw is ONLY riding Road Races for Cambridge CC and doesnt count for the Morris Sheild Competition or any other TT awards/trophies.
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    This sounds decidedly iffy to me. Someone can ride TT for a specialist TT club that has little cogent success at RR and RR for the ERRL champions, who aren't so good at TT.

    Meanwhile the rest of us have to split our resources 2 ways in order to offer a complete service to potential riders.

    How come both BCF and CTT are "fine with the arrangement"?

    If that is the case (and it seems rather a radical change to have slipped through unnoticed) then it is a retrograde step and further polarises the teams that bring riders into the sport and those that capitalize from that work.

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    I think I've said this before, but CTT is not recognised by the UCI, BC is, therefore it's the same as him riding for Cambridge and windsurfing for the Lowestoft Sailing club. So even though we see it all as cycling, officially it's not in the same sport to a certain extent (I have my views on this too, which I won't go into now). The club tt's are run under CTT rules, so he should ride for his CTT club in those, very hard to argue against that really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barky
    I think I've said this before, but CTT is not recognised by the UCI, BC is, therefore it's the same as him riding for Cambridge and windsurfing for the Lowestoft Sailing club. So even though we see it all as cycling, officially it's not in the same sport to a certain extent (I have my views on this too, which I won't go into now). The club tt's are run under CTT rules, so he should ride for his CTT club in those, very hard to argue against that really.
    If both clubs are affiliated to both the BCF and RTTC, which is his TT club? How can you chose first and second claim according to how much benefit it is to you and your club(s) for that particular race?

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