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Is it acceptable to ride for two teams?
« on: September 29, 2014, 14:01 »
Complicated story but this season I moved clubs as I could ride out to all the racing, a benefit with a new baby.

I stayed a member of my old club and in May turned out for them in a support event for the Tour series in Peterborough, as my new club weren't part of the event.

Now the season is almost over I am entering the local hill climb for my old club for the same reason that my new club isn't invited to join in the race.

Is this acceptable practice ? ! or am I confused riding in two jersey's during a season...
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    Re: Is it acceptable to ride for two teams?
    « Reply #1 on: September 29, 2014, 16:28 »
    Would have thought it fine, as your old club is not racing.

    might be the inner Jimmy telling you he wants to ride for the old club next season of course
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    Re: Is it acceptable to ride for two teams?
    « Reply #2 on: September 29, 2014, 21:48 »
    It is both allowed and quite commonplace here in Belgium to join more than one club.

    I don't know the rules in the UK but I don't see any issue with it on a moral level. It is your business with whom you want to ride and it isn't like your results affect the standing of the club, is it?
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    Re: Is it acceptable to ride for two teams?
    « Reply #3 on: September 30, 2014, 10:16 »
    It is semi geographical and semi politically based as a decision.

    I wouldn't have left Fenland other than St Ives host their midweek racing a 10km ride from my house. Fenland is a 30 minute drive and with a newborn that difference in time and being able to ride out and back was the factor in my move.

    But Peterborough is kind of on the cusp of a couple of areas and to ride certain events I need to retain a membership of a Peterborough based club.


    So a couple of reasons really.
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    Re: Is it acceptable to ride for two teams?
    « Reply #4 on: September 30, 2014, 11:44 »
    It is semi geographical and semi politically based as a decision.

    I wouldn't have left Fenland other than St Ives host their midweek racing a 10km ride from my house. Fenland is a 30 minute drive and with a newborn that difference in time and being able to ride out and back was the factor in my move.

    But Peterborough is kind of on the cusp of a couple of areas and to ride certain events I need to retain a membership of a Peterborough based club.


    So a couple of reasons really.

    You have your reasons, Jimble, and they seem, for want of a better word, reasonable. Have you informed either of your clubs? I really can't see how they would get uppity about it, but then we are talking about provincial England here. ;)
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    Re: Is it acceptable to ride for two teams?
    « Reply #5 on: September 30, 2014, 12:07 »
    Here in Australia it's possible to have a primary and secondary club under certain circumstances. I've been in this situation the last couple of years as I've been living in Perth but remaining a member of my old club in Brisbane. Riding for two different clubs hasn't been an issue at all.
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    Re: Is it acceptable to ride for two teams?
    « Reply #6 on: September 30, 2014, 14:17 »
    Yeah I am technically first claim with one and second claim with the other, but membership fees were identical  :S :S :S

    My first love of course will be team VR once the jersey is sorted  :angry
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    Re: Is it acceptable to ride for two teams?
    « Reply #7 on: October 06, 2014, 19:23 »
    No its not, couple days ago had a offer to ride for another team but registered for bike shop team, so I told boss and he said flip them all...
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