At Tweedsmuir in the Scottish Borders, the hut is available to all Club members and friends. There is hostel type accommodation for 10 in 2 dorms and good cooking and heating facilities. It is an excellent base for exploring the surrounding countryside. At least one adult CTC member must be present.
Border Bothies Association (BBA) has taken over the operation, management and development of the hut, while the CTC retains ownership. The BBA has refurbished the hut. The BBA is a registered charity operating 5 bothies. There is no charge for use of the bothies but donations are accepted. The BBA encourages use of their bothies by cyclists. This makes an extensive range of facilities in the Borders available to CTC members. Enquiries should be made to Dave Dixon ( Tel 01875 812985). Hut bookings to the Convenor Alan McQuiston, 35 Rowan Cresc, Ayr, KA7 3NA (01292 260190).
This is a Newsletter which was produced from 1998 to 2012. It had contributions on local news, rights issues, route descriptions, technical tips and so on. It is downloadable from the web.
The Lothians & Borders Member Group's Rights Representative is involved in protecting and promoting cycling interests on a local basis. He attends planning meetings to ensure that cyclists' needs are taken into account in new roads and developments and liaises and works with Spokes - the Lothian cycle campaign group. This, of course is in addition to the national campaigning the CTC does to influence Government policy on roads and transport.
The Lothians & Borders Member Group has its own web site.This is it! Send any suggestions you may have to Mike.
A series of events is organised each year with rides of varying lengths. Details of what Audax is and how it works is one the Audax UK site.
To report potholes or dangerous road surfaces or cycle paths which need sweeping etc - phone CLARENCE - 0800 232323.
All CTC members are covered by the Club's third party insurance. If you are
involved in an accident where there is damage or injury:
1. Do not admit fault or that you are covered by the insurance.
2. Get names and addresses of those involved and any witnesses.
3. Write down all relevant details - where, when, who, how, what, why - as soon as possible.