The CTC Council, an arm of the UK national cyclists’ organisation, has voted to turn the organisation into a membership charity.
The Council, elected by the CTC’s 63,000 members, put forward the motion to turn the whole organisation into a membership charity, which is currently split into the CTC Charitable Trust and the Cyclists’ Touring Club.
A vote on the change will take place at the CTC AGM in May 2010.
Chair of CTC Council David Robinson said: “Under changes in the Charities Act 2006, many of our founding and historic activities can now be deemed as charitable.
"We are calling on our members to give a resounding vote in favour at our AGM, so we can go forward as a cyclists’ charity and achieve even more. We’ll also qualify for Gift Aid so members will be able to donate even more money to our campaigning and development work, without having to pay any extra.”
CTC Chief Executive Kevin Mayne added: “CTC remains the largest cycling organisation in the UK. We’ve just wrapped up our financial year and, despite the credit crunch, we are looking stronger than ever. More people than ever have decided to join CTC and support the work we do. The more members we have, the more we can do to improve cycling across the UK.”