Posted - 11 Jun 2010 : 10:02:04
British Cycling is currently in the process of moving to a new website and database system.
Over the last 12 months, we have been developing a new website and, more importantly, a new member, events, results & rankings database. The old British Cycling system had reached full capacity and was badly in need of replacement.
The new system is being constructed to support the organisation's plans to grow its membership to over [one hundred thousand] by 2013. It will incorporate a range of new capabilities, particularly in the way it supports events and event organisers and in the way it provides members with information and services. It will also support the Scottish Cycling and Welsh Cycling websites.
The new system will start to come on line in the next few days (during the week 7-13 June). The change-over process includes the shutting down of the old system and the transfer of data to the new system. This will result in a short period during which some services will be interrupted, as follows:
1/ Membership - online membership, joining and renewal, will be temporarily unavailable. To join British Cycling or renew your membership in the meantime, please call the membership team on 0161 274 2010.
2/ Results - the uploading of results to the British Cycling database, which feeds the results pages on the website, will temporarily suspended. During the testing of the system over the past few weeks a full results service has not been possible. However, all outstanding results will be uploaded as soon as possible, once the new system is up and running. Apologies for the break in service.
3/ Rankings - British Cycling's rankings are driven by the results we receive. Because of the above delay in uploading results, there will be a similar delay in the rankings being updated.
4/ Website Reports & Editorial - there will be short interruption in the uploading of reports, news and other editorial content on the website prior to the launch of the new version.
We welcome feedback and comments during this period of change. Please send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
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