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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jdp298 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 August 2017 at 10:23am
I've raced a couple of times, but I'm not a regular, or a member. I'm a commuter on my Cruzbike and generally interested in where recumbents are going other than eternal periphery, hence the discussion here. I'm not sure what the overall sense of the necessary or possible is, so I thought I'd poke the idea in and see what happens.

The 2 strands I see as worthwhile are
1. For the current community's benefit, which is acceptance into more events in various ways
2. To spread the idea to the wider world more effectively. The longer term benefits being increased pace of development, (sort of) mass production and better prices all round.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AlanGoodman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 August 2017 at 10:36am
I agree with Ian...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Neil F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 August 2017 at 5:52pm
Picking up the 2 strands:
1. we should target specific organisations. British Cycling and CTT would seem to be top of the list. British Cycling is tax payer funded - yes we all pay for it! A first toe hold would IMHO be highlighting their discrimination against not-fully-able riders. Those who want to race at local club level but cannot due to some injury. Why are they banned from even participating?
2. For publicity, WE need to get articles out to the press (and yes I'm guilty too). LEL on recumbent/in velomobile in the Cycling UK (formerly CTC) magazine?

Finally, whever someone gives "insurance" as a reason please try to find out who provides the insurance. I know many people in commercial insurance in London and I wiil see what I can do to change the insurance aspect, if that is not just a smoke screen.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Yanto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 August 2017 at 7:01am
But you can join British Cycling and ride a recumbent and have their 3rd party insurance.

What is the way forward? Bashing away on keyboard for a forum read by a handful of people won't achieve anything.  
Ian, not so ex racer but still of dubious capability
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> What is the way forward?
 
Lee has written a provisional letter and this is now with the committee to edit and the suggestion is to send this to local CTT reps. They can take this to their CTT AGM. We have two strong arguments to make with them: TT cycles are dangerous because they look down on the road, and HPVs are often safer because of the fairings protecting the rider.
 
With BC Neil's suggestion sounds very good. If they are a public funded body they can not exclude a disabled racer from entering their events.
 
I also think Neil's suggestion about insurance is a good one. Another trip to Lea Valley?


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