British Cycling Website

drewfromrisca
drewfromrisca Posts: 1,165
edited April 2010 in The bottom bracket
Is it me or is it just plain slow? I've tried using it on safari and firefox and it's no different. Anybody else have issues with it?
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  • Slow, ill-designed, shite.
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  • spen666
    spen666 Posts: 17,709
    Slow, ill-designed, shite.

    Are you describing me or the BC website?
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  • yes it is slow, and very difficult to navigate IMO
  • hugo15
    hugo15 Posts: 1,101
    Not just me having problems then. It's rubbish :( .
  • incog24
    incog24 Posts: 549
    I always find logging in pretty difficult, get confused between the website login and my membership login.

    Generally doesn't help that they have a new front end and then the old website there as well...
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  • Simon Notley
    Simon Notley Posts: 1,263
    Yep, it's awful. The membership renewal only works in MSIE, the calendar is very limited... I have e-mailed them with some suggestions for improvement but received no response. I thought they were supposed to be investing in grass roots cycling? It only needs a few grand and it could be a really good site.
  • incog24
    incog24 Posts: 549
    On the up side, its better than ctt...Even though it takes ages to find any information, at least there is some on there!
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  • drewfromrisca
    drewfromrisca Posts: 1,165
    Wow, didn't expect so many to have issues. As soon as I go onto it, it just makes my computer go veeeerrryyyy slllooowwww...annoying.

    All I wanted to do was do a bit of research for a new club in my area to join. Easier way was to ask people on here and other forums i think!
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  • brin
    brin Posts: 1,122
    Nearly 3rd of the year gone, and they still advertising last years sportives calendar!
  • Pokerface
    Pokerface Posts: 7,960
    I offered to redesign it when I worked there but they have a 'team' that does that.
  • phil s
    phil s Posts: 1,128
    The BC site makes me want to smoke crack :evil:
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  • You want to try the CTT website, as archaic but without the quaint charm of the 'secret' codes used for naming courses....
  • It is such an annoyingly slow site that I hardly ever visit it now because I just can't be bothered with it. I work in web development and am fortunate enough to work with a really hight speed connection at work, where the BC site is better but still slow. On my home PC its almost like having 56k modem speed!! If we churned out a site like that, I'd be expecting to have my knuckles wrapped. They really need to sort it out. What doesn't help is all the rubbish on it.
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  • freehub
    freehub Posts: 4,257
    They need to sort out the races they do, they allow men in the BC womans races:

    http://new.britishcycling.org.uk/sport/ ... oad-Race-0
  • suze
    suze Posts: 302
    It's all part of the 4 year "olympic plan" :wink:
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    It is the crappest cycling site.
    On-line entry with card/paypal payment would be a start but the site is so freaking slow it's probably quicker to post anyway!
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,198
    Don't find it that slow but it is so badly put together with illogical menus and a search facility that never finds what you want even though you know it's there somewhere!
  • bompington
    bompington Posts: 7,674
    Never been on it before so I had to try it - certainly not that well designed but it certainly goes fast enough for me (faster than this one for instance), maybe you're all using slow browsers - I'm using IE....
  • hopper1
    hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    bompington wrote:
    Never been on it before so I had to try it - certainly not that well designed but it certainly goes fast enough for me (faster than this one for instance), maybe you're all using slow browsers - I'm using IE....

    I use IE, too.... No problems :wink:
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  • avoidingmyphd
    avoidingmyphd Posts: 1,154
    it "works" fast enough for me in Chrome, but its laid out like a treasure hunt and it takes all day to find what you're looking for.
    it should be nominated for awards for the worst designed website. i can't think of a single occasion when I have gone there and easily found the info I wanted.