At our March AGM we agreed to trial a year’s free membership for anyone wishing to join PCF. In a time of tight budgets nationwide this might seem counterintuitive but, hold tight, we have some logic to this…
We had over 1,000 people signed up our facebook group but only around 40 paid up members so, when we’re telling the council that we have member support for what we’re saying – our voice was only technically 40 strong. By making membership free and inviting all 1,000 facebook users (and anyone else!) to join up we can make our voice louder and ensure that we speak on behalf of a wider group of cyclists across the city.
We feel that volume is more important than our bank balance, particularly as our costs have reduced in recent years thanks to free room hire and low web hosting costs. When we need funds, we plan to crow dfund, which worked very successfully when “A City to Share” was launched. Don’t worry though – cake will still be available in exchange for donations at our meetings! We’re also entirely open to anyone wishing to make one-off, or monthly donations online.
Handily, this move also tied in well with the timescale for GDPR – the new data protection regulations, so we’ve put everything together with a neat and tidy bow.
To join, and help us comply with GDPR in one fell swoop, click here.