bikewise55 wrote:Hi all,
I have just got an email from a friend of mine, telling me this "
that they(BV) are asking everyone to pick up their rider packs or pay $12 for postage" is this right and if so what do people think of it?
Mike.Ayling wrote:BV uses its rides to raise money to fund its lobbying activities.
human909 wrote:Mike.Ayling wrote:BV uses its rides to raise money to fund its lobbying activities.
Including the lobbying for the continued imposition of MHLs on cyclists!
Sorry I'm just a little fed up with BV and the way they lobby.
Marx wrote:Is this the queue for beating up on Human909?
MHL is cycling advocacy – people in Australia & around the world have ‘safety’ as the biggest issue when considering adopting cycling as a transport option. MHL is a step towards addressing safety, as considered by the very segment of the community which cycling advocacy is targeting.
Marx wrote:Even in Netherlands & Denmark, those who don’t cycle have ‘safety’ as their biggest concern.
human909 wrote:cyclotaur wrote:No one is twisting your arm ...
HUH? What are you on about.
cyclotaur wrote:Well just that if you don't like what BV does then don't be member, don't support their events and just ignore their lobbying - Like I said ...
human909 wrote:cyclotaur wrote:Well just that if you don't like what BV does then don't be member, don't support their events and just ignore their lobbying - Like I said ...
*I no longer support their events, I have done ATB once.
*Gave big smiles to my sister when I got given BV membership for a Christmas present, but I didn't renew it.
But regardless of whether I support them or not they are still seen as the peak body for representing cyclists. I don't get to choose this. If they don't want to oppose MHLs the fine. But supporting it is a clear and unnecessary slap in the face of many cyclists.
That is my frustration. But as you did point out, I don't need to fund them. Which I now on principle avoid doing for that very reason.
cyclotaur wrote:And on the OP, I think $12 is reasonable for the convenience of postage as opposed to picking up the riders kit. Just my opinion...
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