As we previously reported, Cycle Winchester has become a fully-fledged association, with a constitution, officers and even a bank account! The goodwill of willing volunteers, much appreciated support from our founding supporters, and generous donations from you when we’ve passed the hat at Mass Rides have all been brilliant. But to ensure we can carry on campaigning, we need a small but regular income. That’s where our membership scheme comes in.
We are asking our supporters to chip in with an annual donation of £5 per year (a little more if you’re able, or free for unwaged people).
Why should I become a member of Cycle Winchester?
It’s a donation. Let’s be frank: we’re asking you do do this to help us continue our campaign. Organising events such as Mass Rides, printing promotional materials, and paying for our affiliation with Cycling UK all cost money. These are not huge amounts, and no-one gets paid for doing this. But we’d be glad to know that we can continue doing what we do without funding worries. You’ll also become a voting member of Cycle Winchester, so you can attend our AGM, vote out the officers if you don’t like what we’re doing, or propose changes to the constitution. All the usual stuff.
Local bike shop discounts. Cycle Winchester has negotiated discounts with local bike shops, including:
- Hargroves, Winchester: 10% discount.
- The Cycle Company, Twyford: 50% off cycling accessories with any purchase of an e-bike.
Discounted Cycling UK membership. You’ll be eligible for discounted affiliate membership of Cycling UK (currently £28/year versus the full membership rate of £48/year). That in turn gives you third-party liability insurance while riding a bike, and access to various retail discounts. Full details here.