Advice needed for starting a cycle club.

Neil Fat man on a bike
edited June 2008 in Road beginners
I'm interested in starting a cycle club in my village.
I'm just wondering how to go about it......
The basic idea is to have club runs and low key family runs as the core activity but to be able to cover all aspects of cycling. So touring, mountain biking ( our village is in the Scottish highlands ) and hopefully get some folks into time trials and see how it devellops. I love the idea of raising some funds to purchase 'club bikes' so that anyone could have a go without needing to purchase specialist bikes ( ideal for getting some youngsters involved ).
I suppose the big question revolves around affiliations, where do you start CTC, RTTC,BCF ?
Has anyone on the board ever started a club?
How did you do it?
What are the pitfalls?