Absolutely agree with all of the above re absent membership . It is just putting money first – pure and simple . Please can we look at Country Membership as well . The 75 mile limit ( 150 mile round trip ) is bonkers with traffic the way it is nowadays . One has to reside in the English Channel to qualify . We manage to visit the Club only a handful of times each year and things will only get more difficult with the ULEZ and the introduction of more and more low traffic neighbourhood schemes . We pay a full membership and a spouse membership so each visit works out at about £300 . We are loathe to give up our membership as one never knows how life will pan out but we have paid 12 years full subscription now for the two of us with tiny usage and it feels so unfair ..