A Collection-level Description of the National Cycle Archive


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Administrative/Biographical History

Scope and Content

System of Arrangement

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Appraisal, Destruction, Scheduling

Accruals

Access Conditions

Restrictions

Language of Material

Related Units of Description

Index Headings

Catalogue

A Collection-level Description of the National Cycle Archive

The cataloguing of this material was supported by the National Cycle Archive and the Heritage Lottery Fund. We are grateful for their support.


Reference GB 0152 MSS.328
Title National Cycle Archive
Dates of Creation 1878-[ongoing]
Held at Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick Library
Extent 3.09 cubic metres
Name of Creator National Cycle Archive
Level of description Fonds
Language English

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Administrative/Biographical History

The National Cycle Archive was established in 1990 by the Cyclists' Touring Club with funds from a bequest by Frank Whitt. The National Cycle Archive Fund is administered by the trustees of the Cycle Touring and Countryside Trust. The National Cycle Archive sees its primary aim as the preservation of records relating to cycles and cycling. The National Cycle Archive houses its archive collections at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick Library.

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Scope and Content

See below for a description of the contents of the archive.

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System of Arrangement

Papers received directly from individuals or cycling organisations are kept separately, divided by letter, such as MSS.328/C. Papers received from individuals or cycling organisations through the National Cycle Archive have the prefix N. They may be listed separately under the depositor's name, or arranged by subject matter.

The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/holdings/class/. It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection has been deposited in the Centre at regular intervals by the National Cycle Archive, cycling organisations and individuals.

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Appraisal, Destruction, Scheduling

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.

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Accruals

Further deposits are expected.

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Access Conditions

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

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Copyright/Reproduction

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

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Language of Material

English

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Otherfindaid

Authority records exist for

National Cycle Archive (GB 0152 AAR0031).

Accles & Pollock Ltd (GB 0152 AAR2539)

Alexander Jones & Company (GB 0152 AAR2651)

Alliance Internationale de Tourisme (GB 0152 AAR1999)

Allondon Roads Club (GB 0152 AAR2764)

Amateur Bicycle Club (GB 0152 AAR2210)

Anderson's Bristol Rubber Co. Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2040)

Andover Norton International Limited (GB 0152 AAR2050)

Anfield Bicycle Club (GB 0152 AAR2596)

Armstrong Cycles Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2736)

Associated Cycle Manufacturers of Coventry Ltd (GB 0152 AAR2747)

Audax United Kingdom (GB 0152 AAR2695)

Australian Cycling Association (GB 0152 AAR1839)

Bath Road Club (GB 0152 AAR2008)

Beeston Cycling Club (GB 0152 AAR1909)

Bellingham Wheelers Cycling Club (GB 0152 AAR2756)

Benson Veteran Bicycle Club (GB 0152 AAR2118)

Bicycle Association (GB 0152 AAR1850)

Bicycle Polo Association of Great Britain (GB 0152 AAR1910)

Bicycle Touring Club (GB 0152 AAR0030)

Bicycle Union (GB 0152 AAR0034)

Bikefix (GB 0152 AAR1892)

Birmingham Rim Works (GB 0152 AAR2205)

Birmingham Small Arms Company (GB 0152 AAR2724)

Black Pneumatic Tyre Company (GB 0152 AAR2034)

Bon Amis Cycling Club(GB 0152 AAR1966)

Booth's Cycle Agency Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2418)

Boston Veteran Bicycle Club (GB 0152 AAR2119)

Bradford Bicycle Club (GB 0152 AAR2499)

Brampton Fittings Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2524)

Britax (London) Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2748)

Bristol Cycling Campaign (GB 0152 AAR2394)

Britanica Company (GB 0152 AAR2047)

British Cycle and Motor Cycle Industries Association (GB 0152 AAR2111)

British Cycle Pioneers Library (GB 0152 AAR2711)

British Cycling Bureau (GB 0152 AAR2006)

British Cycling Federation (GB 0152 AAR0033)

British Cyclo-Cross Association (GB 0152 AAR2716)

British Hub Co. Ltd (GB 0152 AAR2749)

British League of Racing Cyclists (GB 0152 AAR0037).

British League of Racing Cyclists, London Section (GB 0152 AAR1821)

British Olympic Association (GB 0152 AAR1833)

British Professional Cycle Racing Association (GB 0152 AAR2403)

British Rail Cycling Liaison Group (GB 0152 AAR2007)

British Salmson Cyclaid Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2750)

British Standards Institution (GB 0152 AAR2617)

British Standards Institution Cycles Committee (GB 0152 AAR2000)

Broadwater Model Transport Collection (GB 0152 AAR2709)

Brown Brothers Limited (GB 0152 AAR2507)

Bygone Bykes "Yorkshire" Club (GB 0152 AAR2708)

Byways & Bridleways Trust (GB 0152 AAR2004)

C. B. Baggs Limited (GB 0152 AAR2052)

C. T. Osborne (Chossy) Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2535)

CTC Scotland (GB 0152 AAR1620)

CTC Scottish Cycling Council (GB 0152 AAR2762)

Cambrai Cyclists Club (GB 0152 AAR1911)

Cambridge University Bicycle Club (GB 0152 AAR2500)

Campac Trailer Company (GB 0152 AAR2534)

Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (GB 0152 AAR2763)

Cardiff Cycling Campaign (GB 0152 AAR2401)

Carlton Cycles Ltd.(GB 0152 AAR2738)

Carter Care (GB 0152 AAR2043)

Casualties Union (GB 0152 AAR2254)

Catford Cycling Club(GB 0152 AAR2741)

Cavendish Cycling Club (GB 0152 AAR2501)

Centaur Cycle Company (GB 0152 AAR2257)

Central Council for Physical Recreation (GB 0152 AAR2683)

Central Cycling Council of the National Athletic & Cycling Association of Ireland (GB 0152 AAR2601)

Central Rights of Way Committee (GB 0152 AAR2005)

Charles Letts & Company (GB 0152 AAR2668)

Chas. Macintosh & Co., Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2038)

Chater Lea Limited (GB 0152 AAR2181)

Cheshire Roads Club (GB 0152 AAR2010)

Chorley & Pickersgill (GB 0152 AAR2669)

Claud Butler (GB 0152 AAR2737)

Colchester Cycling Campaign (GB 0152 AAR2395)

Constrictor Tyre Company (GB 0152 AAR2536)

Continental Tyre & Rubber Co. (Great Britain) Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2039)

Council for National Parks (GB 0152 AAR2002)

Countryside Commission (GB 0152 AAR2251)

Coventry Cycling Campaign (Cyclic) (GB 0152 AAR2598)

Coventry Machinists' Company (GB 0152 AAR2519)

Coventry Sewing Machine Company (GB 0152 AAR2520)

Coventry Veteran Cycle Club (GB 0152 AAR2707)

Cranford Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2525)

Currys Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2739)

Cyclemaster Limited (GB 0152 AAR2744)

Cycle Campaign Network (GB 0152 AAR2393)

Cycle Club Islington (GB 0152 AAR2765)

Cycle Speedway Council (GB 0152 AAR2614)

Cycle Touring and Countryside Trust (GB 0152 AAR0032)

Cycling Centre (GB 0152 AAR2048)

Cycling Council of Great Britain (GB 0152 AAR1998)

Cyclists' Public Affairs Group (GB 0152 AAR1906)

Cyclists' Touring Club (GB 0152 AAR0029).

Cyclists' Touring Club: Birmingham and Midland District Association (GB 0152 AAR2572)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Birmingham and Midland District Association, Southern Section (GB 0152 AAR2713)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Birmingham and Midland District Association, Southern and Warwickshire Section (GB 0152 AAR2714)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Birmingham and Midland District Association, West Bromwich Section (GB 0152 AAR2799)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Bolton District Association (GB 0152 AAR2564)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Bristol District Association (GB 0152 AAR2565)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Chester and North Wales District Association (GB 0152 AAR2567)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Derby District Association (GB 0152 AAR2575)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Devon District Association (GB 0152 AAR2587)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Dublin District Association (GB 0152 AAR2595)

Cyclists' Touring Club: East Kent District Association (GB 0152 AAR2682)

Cyclists' Touring Club: East Surrey District Association (GB 0152 AAR2593)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Edgware Section (GB 0152 AAR2568)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Essex District Association (GB 0152 AAR2569)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Essex District Association Re-union Fellowship (GB 0152 AAR2570)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Glasgow District Association (GB 0152 AAR2585)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Hertfordshire District Association (GB 0152 AAR2571)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Leamington Spa Section (GB 0152 AAR1964)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Lincolnshire District Association (GB 0152 AAR2588)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Liverpool District Association (GB 0152 AAR2578)

Cyclists' Touring Club: London Cycle Rights Network (GB 0152 AAR1905)

Cyclists' Touring Club: London Rights Network (GB 0152 AAR1904)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Lothians District Association (GB 0152 AAR1857)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Manchester District Association (GB 0152 AAR2577)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Metropolitan District Association (GB 0152 AAR1899)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Munster District Association (GB 0152 AAR2586)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Norfolk District Association (GB 0152 AAR2591)

Cyclists' Touring Club: North Lincolnshire District Association (GB 0152 AAR2638)

Cyclists' Touring Club: North Metropolitan District Association (GB 0152 AAR2701)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Northern Section of the North Metropolitan District Association (GB 0152 AAR2700)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Northumberland and Durham District Association (GB 0152 AAR2579)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Northumbria District Association (GB 0152 AAR2579)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Nottingham and Derby District Association (GB 0152 AAR2630)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Nottinghamshire District Association (GB 0152 AAR2574)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Portsmouth District Association (GB 0152 AAR2592)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Sheffield District Association (GB 0152 AAR2573)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Shropshire District Association (GB 0152 AAR2580)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Shropshire and Mid Wales District Association (GB 0152 AAR2581)

Cyclists' Touring Club: South Bucks District Association (GB 0152 AAR2566)

Cyclists' Touring Club: South Eastern Section of the Metropolitan District Association (GB 0152 AAR1898)

Cyclists' Touring Club: South Eastern Section of the South London District Association (GB 0152 AAR1897)

Cyclists' Touring Club: South London District Association (GB 0152 AAR1882)

Cyclists' Touring Club: South West London District Association (GB 0152 AAR2589)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Suffolk District Association (GB 0152 AAR2582)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Wessex District Association (GB 0152 AAR2584)

Cyclists' Touring Club: West Kent District Association (GB 0152 AAR2576)

Cyclists' Touring Club: West London District Association (GB 0152 AAR2590

Cyclists' Touring Club: West Surrey District Association (GB 0152 AAR2583)

Cyclists' Touring Club: West Sussex District Association (GB 0152 AAR2594)

Cyclists' Touring Club: Western Section of the Metropolitan District Association (GB 0152 AAR2702)

Cyclo Gear Co. Ltd (GB 0152 AAR2538)

Dartington Amenity Research Trust (GB 0152 AAR2252)

Dartmouth Rovers Cycling Club (GB 0152 AAR2502)

Dayton Cycle Co. Ltd (GB 0152 AAR1896)

Dean & Dawson Limited (GB 0152 AAR2671)

Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Co. Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2526)

Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2045)

Dursley Pedersen Cycle Co. (GB 0152 AAR2527)

Ealing Cycling Club (GB 0152 AAR1830)

Eastern Counties Cycling Association (GB 0152 AAR2766)

Eastern Counties Road Records Association (GB 0152 AAR2767)

Economic Research Council (GB 0152 AAR2685)

Edinburgh Amateur Bicycle Club (GB 0152 AAR1807)

Edinburgh Bicycle (GB 0152 AAR2731)

Edinburgh Suburban Electric Tramways Company (GB 0152 AAR2655)

Elswick Cycles Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2508)

English Schools Cycling Association (GB 0152 AAR2697)

Essex Cycling Union (GB 0152 AAR2233)

Essex and Middlesex Cycling Union (GB 0152 AAR2236)

F. Hopper & Co. Ltd (GB 0152 AAR2512)

F. W. Evans Cycles Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2623)

Falcon Lightweight Cycles (GB 0152 AAR2740)

Federation Sportive et Gymnique de Travail (GB 0152 AAR1840)

Fellowship of Cycling Old-Timers (GB 0152 AAR1851)

Fellowship of Kent & Sussex Cyclists (GB 0152 AAR1902)

Fellowship of London-East Cyclists (GB 0152 AAR2486)

Fellowship of Old Time Cyclists (GB 0152 AAR0035)

Finsbury Park Cycling Club (GB 0152 AAR2602)

41st Divisional Cyclist Company (GB 0152 AAR2729)

Forty-Plus Cycling Club (GB 0152 AAR1900)

Frank Lipscombe (GB 0152 AAR2540)

Frank Patterson Appreciation Society (GB 0152 AAR2733)

Freewheel (GB 0152 AAR2531)

Friends of the Earth (GB 0152 AAR2619)

G. A. Widmann Memorial Committee (GB 0152 AAR2264)

Gainsborough Britannia Works Cricket and Athletic Club (GB 0152 AAR2640)

Geo. Grose & Co. (GB 0152 AAR2558)

George Herbert Stancer Memorial Committee (GB 0152 AAR2676)

Gillott Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2509)

Goole Athletic Sports Festival (GB 0152 AAR2641)

Grandex Cycle Company (GB 0152 AAR2706)

Grappler Pneumatic Tyre Co. Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2031)

Greenwood (Manufacturers and Dealers) Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2533)

Grimsby Cyclists' Touring Club (GB 0152 AAR2637)

Grimsby Road Club (GB 0152 AAR2639)

Grimsby Wheelers Cycling Club (GB 0152 AAR2636)

H. C. Forster & Co. Ltd (GB 0152 AAR2543)

H. James and Co. (Rims) (GB 0152 AAR2206)

Halfords (GB 0152 AAR2742)

Heart of England Tourist Board (GB 0152 AAR2618)

Heckington and District Agricultural Society (GB 0152 AAR2642)

Herbert Terry & Sons Ltd (GB 0152 AAR2552)

Hercules Cycle & Motor Co. Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2521)

Herne Hill Stadium Club (GB 0152 AAR2404)

Highways Authorities & Utilities Committee (GB 0152 AAR1907)

Hillman, Herbert and Cooper (GB 0152 AAR2522)

Holdsworth (GB 0152 AAR2743)

Humber (& Co.) Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2513)

International Cycling Centre (GB 0152 AAR2049)

International Federation of Pedestrians (GB 0152 AAR2253)

Irish Champion Bicycle Club and Association (GB 0152 AAR2497)

J. A. Phillips & Co. Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2530)

Jackson's Cycle Manufacturers (GB 0152 AAR2510)

Jail House Club (GB 0152 AAR2755)

James Cycle Co. Ltd (GB 0152 AAR2204)

James Grose Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2529)

John Bull Rubber Co. Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2046)

John Bull Tyres (GB 0152 AAR2560)

John E. Salsbury (GB 0152 AAR2628)

John Wilkins & Co., Ltd (GB 0152 AAR2732)

Joseph Lucas (Cycle Accessories) Ltd (GB 0152 AAR2541)

Kent Road Club (GB 0152 AAR2757)

Kentish Wheelers (GB 0152 AAR2485)

Leader Cycle Works (GB 0152 AAR2182)

League of American Wheelmen (GB 0152 AAR2712)

Leicester Spokes (GB 0152 AAR2396)

Ligue Internationale de Cyclisme (GB 0152 AAR1832)

London (Amateur) Bicycle Club (GB 0152 AAR2721)

London & North Eastern Railway. Grimsby and District Social & Athletic Association (GB 0152 AAR2643)

London Chatham and Dover Railway Company (GB 0152 AAR2653)

London County Cycling and Athletic Club (GB 0152 AAR1808)

London Cycle Network (GB 0152 AAR2770)

London Cycle Racing (GB 0152 AAR2758)

London Cycle Rights Network (GB 0152 AAR1905)

London Cycling Campaign (GB 0152 AAR2506

London Rights Network (GB 0152 AAR1904)

Lothian Cycle Campaign (GB 0152 AAR2397)

Mablethorpe Sports & Carnival (GB 0152 AAR2645)

Macintosh Tyre Co. Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2037)

Manchester Athletic Bicycle Club (GB 0152 AAR2488

Manchester Wheelers Club (GB 0152 AAR2487)

Marriott & Cooper (GB 0152 AAR2626)

Martin Products (GB 0152 AAR2542)

Mercury Industries (B'ham) Ltd.(GB 0152 AAR2745)

Merseyside Cycling Campaign (GB 0152 AAR2398)

Metropolitan, Home Counties Cycle Track and Road Riders (GB 0152 AAR1855)

Michelin Tyre Co. Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2044)

Mid-Shropshire Wheelers (GB 0152 AAR2489)

Midland Counties Cyclists' Association (GB 0152 AAR1956)

Midland Gear Case Cycle Co. Ltd (GB 0152 AAR2544)

Milton Keynes Cycle Users' Group (GB 0152 AAR2399)

Milton Keynes Cycling Club (GB 0152 AAR2694)

Mosquito Motors Ltd.(GB 0152 AAR2751)

Moulton Bicycles Ltd (GB 0152 AAR2412)

Mowbray House Cycling Association (GB 0152 AAR2597)

National Association of Veteran Cycle-Clubs (GB 0152 AAR0038)

National Bike Club (GB 0152 AAR2001)

National Clarion Cycling Club (GB 0152 AAR1958)

National Cycle Museum Trust (GB 0152 AAR2391)

National Cycling Association of Ireland (GB 0152 AAR1841)

National Cycling Proficiency Scheme (GB 0152 AAR2616)

National Cyclists' Union (GB 0152 AAR0036)

New Grappler Pneumatic Tyre Company Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2032)

Newcastle Amateur Bicycle Club (GB 0152 AAR2490)

Newell Junior-Back Attachment (C. A. Newell) (GB 0152 AAR2545)

Norbury Natzio & Company Limited (GB 0152 AAR2670)

North and South Shields Electric Railway Company (GB 0152 AAR2656)

North British Rubber Co. Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2030)

North London Cycling Club (GB 0152 AAR2621)

North Middlesx & Herts Cycling Association (GB 0152 AAR2771)

North Road Cycling Club (GB 0152 AAR1849)

North Shropshire Wheelers (GB 0152 AAR2221)

North Thoresby & District Horse & Foal Show (GB 0152 AAR2644)

Northern Ireland Cycling Federation (GB 0152 AAR2612)

Northern Road Records Association (GB 0152 AAR2632)

Nottingham Tricycle Company (GB 0152 AAR2511)

Old Meeting Cycle Club (GB 0152 AAR2800)

Orbea S. Coop. Ltda (GB 0152 AAR1891)

Osmond Cycle Company (GB 0152 AAR2625)

Palace Industrial Corporation (GB 0152 AAR2546)

Palmer Tyre Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2528)

Parliamentary Advisory Committee for Transport Safety (GB 0152 AAR2003)

Pedal Club (GB 0152 AAR2484)

Pedal Cycle Museum (GB 0152 AAR2710)

Penn Cycling Club (GB 0152 AAR2491)

Peterborough Vintage Cycling Club (GB 0152 AAR2494)

Philips Electrical Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2752)

Phillips West Two (GB 0152 AAR2559)

Pickwick Bicycle Club (GB 0152 AAR2495)

Pioneer Bicycle Club (GB 0152 AAR2691)

Plysu Products Ltd (GB 0152 AAR2547)

Pneumatic Tyre and Booth's Cycle Agency Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2417)

Pneumatic Tyre Company (GB 0152 AAR2419)

Polytechnic Cycling Club (GB 0152 AAR2759)

Push Bikes (GB 0152 AAR2402)

R. T. Lang Limited (GB 0152 AAR2658)

Raleigh Athletic Club (GB 0152 AAR2604)

Raleigh Cycle Co. Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2514)

Raleigh Industries Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2603)

Raphael Tuck & Sons (GB 0152 AAR2561)

Reading Cycle Campaign (GB 0152 AAR2400)

Resilion Co. Ltd (GB 0152 AAR2548)

Retford Cricket Club (GB 0152 AAR2646)

Reynolds Tube Co. Ltd (GB 0152 AAR2549)

Ripley (GB 0152 AAR2532)

Road Racing Council (GB 0152 AAR2158)

Road Records Association (GB 0152 AAR1912)

Road Research Laboratory (GB 0152 AAR2504)

Road Time Trials Council (GB 0152 AAR1835)

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (GB 0152 AAR1981)

Rudge Cycle Co. Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2516)

Rudge-Whitworth Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2515)

Runwell Cycle Company GB 0152 AAR1908)

Sandum (GB 0152 AAR2550)

Saxon Cycle Engineering Co. Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2517)

Scottish Cyclists' Union (GB 0152 AAR2613)

Scottish Tyre Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2035)

Scunthorpe & District Charity Sports (GB 0152 AAR2647)

Self-Sealing Air Chamber Co. Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2033)

Self-Sealing Rubber Co. Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2041)

Sharrow Cycling Club (GB 0152 AAR2631)

Sheffield YMCA Cycling Club (GB 0152 AAR2633)

Shockstop Rubber Products Ltd (GB 0152 AAR2551)

Silverdale Cycling Club (GB 0152 AAR2537)

Sinclair Goddard & Co., Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2753)

Solihull Cycling Club (GB 0152 AAR2120)

South Eastern Railway Company (GB 0152 AAR2652)

South Eastern Road Club (GB 0152 AAR1901)

Southern Counties Cycling Union (GB 0152 AAR2760)

Southern Cycle Track and Road Riders (GB 0152 AAR1854)

Southern Veteran-Cycle Club (GB 0152 AAR1853)

Sports Council (GB 0152 AAR2699)

Stevenage Development Corporation (GB 0152 AAR2250)

Sturmey-Archer Ltd (GB 0152 AAR2413)

Sturmey-Archer Gears Ltd. GB 0152 AAR2754)

Surrey Bicycle Club (GB 0152 AAR0028)

Swift Cycle Co. Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2518)

Tandem Club (GB 0152 AAR2718)

Tension Bicycle Club (GB 0152 AAR2722)

Tetney Fair (GB 0152 AAR2648)

Thanet Cycles (GB 0152 AAR2553)

Thomas Nelson & Sons (GB 0152 AAR2667)

Tip Top Vulcanising Products (GB 0152 AAR2042)

Tottenham Cycling Club (GB 0152 AAR2686)

Touring Club de Belgique (GB 0152 AAR2689)

Touring-Club de France (GB 0152 AAR2498)

Touring Club Italiano (GB 0152 AAR2690)

Track and Road Racing Cyclists (Southern Region) (GB 0152 AAR1856)

Trail Riders Fellowship (GB 0152 AAR2610)

Tricycle Association (GB 0152 AAR1952)

Triumph Cycle Co. Ltd (GB 0152 AAR2746)

26th Middlesex Cyclist Volunteer Corps (GB 0152 AAR2723)

Union Cycliste Internationale (GB 0152 AAR1838)

Union Velocipedique de France (GB 0152 AAR2688)

United Tramway Limited (GB 0152 AAR2654)

Unito (GB 0152 AAR2554)

Vee Rubber Company (GB 0152 AAR2051)

Veteran Cycle Club (GB 0152 AAR1852)

Viking Cycles Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR1965)

Vitality Bulbs Ltd (GB 0152 AAR2555)

W. & A. Bates Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2036)

W. H. Tuck (GB 0152 AAR2562)

W. Carey & Son (GB 0152 AAR1967)

Wartime Social Survey (GB 0152 AAR2684)

Watford Wheelers Cycling Club (GB 0152 AAR2687)

Watsonian Sidecars Ltd (GB 0152 AAR2556)

West Hants Road Club (GB 0152 AAR1831)

West Midlands Cyclist (GB 0152 AAR2402)

West of Scotland Cyclists' Defence Committee (GB 0152 AAR2503)

West Surrey Cycle Planning Group (GB 0152 AAR2705)

Winterton Midsummer Sports Club (GB 0152 AAR2649))

Wolverhampton Racing Cycling Club (GB 0152 AAR2492)

Wolverhampton Wheelers Cycling Club (GB 0152 AAR1834)

Women's Road Records Association (GB 0152 AAR2159)

Worcester St Johns Cycling Club (GB 0152 AAR2496)

Wright Saddle Co. Ltd (GB 0152 AAR2557)

Yorkshire Cycling Federation (GB 0152 AAR2611)

Armond, Frank, b.ca. 1889 (GB 0152 AAR2726)

Aspden, Harry, 1911-2003 (GB 0152 AAR2774)

Banks, H. G., fl. 1884(GB 0152 AAR2609)

Bartleet, H. W., fl. 1886-1942 (GB 0152 AAR2275)

Baskerville, Charles Herbert L., fl. 1907-1931 (GB 0152 AAR2693)

Betts, Thomas E., ca. 1920-1999 (GB 0152 AAR2622)

Bidlake, F. T., 1867-1933 (GB 0152 AAR2677)

Bray, Stan V. P., fl. 1929-1993 (GB 0152 AAR2430)

Burke, Walter Samuel, fl. 1909-1919 (GB 0152 AAR2674)

Burnett, W. Kendall, fl. 1882-1912 (GB 0152 AAR2727)

Butler, Claud, fl. 1920 (GB 0152 AAR2735)

Camm, F. J., fl. 1945-1949 (GB 0152 AAR1842)

Claxton, Eric Charles, 1909-1993 (GB 0152 AAR2247)

Coddington, Emily Sophia fl.ca.1850(GB 0152 AAR1914)

Coleridge, Gilbert, b.ca. 1859 (GB 0152 AAR2663)

Cook, W. P., fl. 1924-1936 (GB 0152 AAR2728)

Cotterell, Stanley J. A., 1857-1939 (GB 0152 AAR2692)

Dangerfield, Edmund, fl. 1891 (GB 0152 AAR2599)

Drake, George, 1839-1899 (GB 0152 AAR1597)

Dunlop, J. B., 1840-1921 (GB 0152 AAR1957)

Edlin, Robert William, 1862-1923 (GB 0152 AAR2415)

Etherington, H.R.L. fl. 1919-1922 (GB 0152 AAR2768)

Gilbert, George, ca. 1853-1915 (GB 0152 AAR2256)

Greaves, Keith Thomas, 1906-1982 (GB 0152 AAR1915)

Green, Ernest J., 1911-1991 (GB 0152 AAR2761)

Griffin, Harry Hewitt, d. 1918 (GB 0152 AAR2607)

Grubb, F. H., fl. 1932-1933 (GB 0152 AAR2276)

Hadland, Tony, 1949- (GB 0152 AAR2422)

Harris, Reginald Hargreaves, fl. 1949 (GB 0152 AAR2725)

Hefford, Edwards O., fl. 1939-1953 (GB 0152 AAR2696)

Herbert, W. W., fl. 1880 (GB 0152 AAR2523)

Hillier, G. Lacy, d. 1941 (GB 0152 AAR2608)

Hodgson, Mabel, d. pre 1923[?] (GB 0152 AAR2730)

Holding, T. Hiram, b. ca. 1843 (GB 0152 AAR2704)

Holland, William C. (GB 0152 AAR2486)

Howard, Alfred, fl. 1870 (GB 0152 AAR2715)

Hughes, G., fl. 1923-1956 (GB 0152 AAR2698)

James, Harry, 1860-1905 (GB 0152 AAR2201)

James, John Thomas, 1861-1902 (GB 0152 AAR2203)

James, Len, fl. 1984-1994 (GB 0152 AAR2429)

Johnston, James, fl. 1899 (GB 0152 AAR2661)

Josey, Alexander Arthur, b.ca. 1910 (GB 0152 AAR2426)

Kain, James, fl. 1943-1971 (GB 0152 AAR1843)

Keen, John, fl. 1877 (GB 0152 AAR2627)

Kermode, J. Cyril, fl. 1949-1991 (GB 0152 AAR1626)

Lang, Robert Turnbull, fl. 1888-1900 (GB 0152 AAR2666)

Lightwood, J. T., fl. 1913-1928 (GB 0152 AAR2679)

Macmillan, Kirkpatrick, 1813-1878 (GB 0152 AAR2615)

Maybury, Horace, fl. 1877-1882 (GB 0152 AAR2220)

Meredith, Leon, b. ca. 1880s (GB 0152 AAR2606)

Michaux, Pierre, fl. 19860s (GB 0152 AAR2600)

Moulton, Alex, fl. 1956-1997 (GB 0152 AAR2662)

Norris, J. [?Joseph Gee] Foxley, ca. 1857-1931 (GB 0152 AAR2657)

Norris, J. Foxley, fl. 1930 (GB 0152 AAR2660)

Norris, T. Foxley, b.ca. 1839 (GB 0152 AAR2659)

Oakley, William, 1896-1980 (GB 0152 AAR2678)

Palmer, Walter, b. ca. 1870 (GB 0152 AAR2414)

Passey, Ned, fl. 1957-1977 (GB 0152 AAR2432)

Patterson, Frank, 1871-1952 (GB 0152 AAR2269)

Phillips, Robert Ed., fl. 1880 (GB 0152 AAR2505)

Pinkerton, John, 1934-2002 (GB 0152 AAR2384)

Quantrill, Terry, fl. 1970-2003 (GB 0152 AAR2431)

Roberts family of Wrexham, fl. 1879-1896 (GB 0152 AAR2624)

Roberts, Derek, fl. 1950s- (GB 0152 AAR2427)

Robinson, W. M., fl. 1920s (GB 0152 AAR2680)

Rumney, Abraham Wren, fl. 1907-1926 (GB 0152 AAR2672)

Russell, William Affleck, fl. 1898-1907 (GB 0152 AAR2673)

Salsbury, John E., fl. 1889 (GB 0152 AAR2628)

Shaw, J. Gordon, fl. 1903-1947 (GB 0152 AAR2629)

Shaw, Reginald Cairns, fl. 1938-1970 (GB 0152 AAR2703)

Shipton, E. R., fl. 1878-1908 (GB 0152 AAR1621)

Shipton, E. W., fl. 1907 (GB 0152 AAR2719)

Shorland, Frank W., 1871-1929 (GB 0152 AAR1809)

Sinclair, Finlay, ca. 1857-1937 (GB 0152 AAR2416)

Stallard, Percy T., 1909-2001 (GB 0152 AAR2493)

Stancer, George Herbert, 1878-1962 (GB 0152 AAR2675)

Starley, James, 1830-1881 (GB 0152 AAR2665)

Starley, John Kemp, 1854-1901 (GB 0152 AAR2664)

Stratton, George, 1910-2003 (GB 0152 AAR2734)

Sturmey, Henry, fl. 1870-1900 (GB 0152 AAR2717)

Swann, Richard, ca. 1918-2003 (GB 0152 AAR2772)

Vaughan, Charles, fl. 1937(GB 0152 AAR2183)

Walton, Victor James, fl. 1950-1970 (GB 0152 AAR2428)

Ward, Bryan, 1933-2001 (GB 0152 AAR2773)

Ward, Ernest Robert, fl. 1906-1931 (GB 0152 AAR2635)

Ward, Harry Neville, fl. 1913-1933 (GB 0152 AAR2634)

Welford, W. D., 1857-1919 (GB 0152 AAR2605)

Wellbye, Reginald, fl. 1930-1950 (GB 0152 AAR2620)

Whall, Neville, fl. 1927-1950 (GB 0152 AAR1983)

Whitt, Frank Rowland (GB 0152 AAR2958)

Widmann George A. (Paddy), 1881-1954 (GB 0152 AAR2265)

Wilcox, F. J., b. 1909 (GB 0152 AAR2650)

Winstanley, Albert, fl. 1954-1999 (GB 0152 AAR1881)

Wintle, D. J., fl. 1880-1884 (GB 0152 AAR1637)

Woodall, Edward, b. ca. 1893 (GB 0152 AAR2184)

Wray, Fitzwater, fl. 1907-1958 (GB 0152 AAR2681)

Yates, Rose Lamartine, fl. 1908 (GB 0152 AAR2720)

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Related Units of Description

This description brings together all cycling archives deposited by the National Cycle Archive. The Centre also holds some of the archives of BSA (MSS.19) Additional BSA archives are kept at Solihull Library.

Papers of the Wessex Road Club are located at the University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department (GB 0150 MS17). The Club was affiliated to the Road Racing Council and the National Cyclists' Union.

The Raleigh Cycle Co. archives, including the Sturmey-Archer papers are held at Nottinghamshire Archives.

Papers of H. W. Bartleet are held at the Coventry Central Library.

Papers of the National Clarion Club are held at the People's History Museum, Manchester.

Cycling papers of P. P. Baly of Warwick in the 1880s are held at Warwickshire County Record Office.

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Index Headings

Backhouse, Roger

Bartleet, H. W.

Camm, F. J.

Claxton, Eric, 1909-1993

Coddington, Emily S. c.1850

Drake, George

Dunlop, J. Boyd

Edlin, Robert William (1862-1923)

Felton, Gill

Gilbert, George c.1853-1915

Greaves, Keith Thomas

Grubb, F. H.

Hadland, Tony

Holland, W./W.C./William C.

James, Harry

James, John Thomas

Josey, Alexander Arthur

Kain, James

Kermode, J. Cyril

Maybury, Horace

Palmer, Walter, fl. 1895-1934

Patterson, Frank W.

Roberts, Derek

Shorland, Frank

Sinclair, Finlay (d. 1937)

Vaughan, Charles

Walton, Victor James

Whall, Neville

Whitt, Frank Rowland

Widmann, George A. (Paddy)

Winstanley, Albert

Woodall, Edward

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Access keywords

Alliance Internationale de Tourisme

Amateur Bicycle Club

Anderson's Bristol Rubber Co. Ltd.

Andover Norton International Ltd.

Australian Cycling Association

B. R. Cycling Liaison Group

Bath Road Club

Beeston Cycling Club

Benson Veteran Bicycle Club

Bicycle Association

Bicycle Polo Association of Great Britain

Bicycle Touring Club

Bicycle Union

Bikefix

Birmingham Rim Works

Black Pneumatic Tyre Co.

Bon Amis Cycling Club

Booths [sic] Cycle Agency Ltd Dublin

Boston Veteran Bicycle Club

Britanica Company

British Cycling Bureau

British Cycling Federation

British League of Racing Cyclists

British League of Racing Cyclists London Section

British Standards Institution Cycles Committee

Byways & Bridleways Trust

C. B. Baggs Limited

Cambrai Cyclists Club

Carter Care

Casualties Union

Centaur Cycle Company

Central Rights of Way Committee

Chas Macintosh & Co., Ltd

Chater Lea Ltd

Cheshire Roads Club

Continental Tyre & Rubber Co. (Great Britain) Limited

Council for National Parks

Countryside Commission

CTC Scotland

Cycling Centre

Cycling Council of Great Britain

Cyclists' Public Affairs Group

Cyclists' Touring Club: Birmingham & Midland District Association, West Bromwich Section,

Cyclists' Touring Club: Leamington Spa Section

Cyclists' Touring Club: London Cycle Rights Network

Cyclists' Touring Club: London Rights Network

Cyclists' Touring Club: Metropolitan District Association

Cyclists' Touring Club: South London District Association

Cyclists' Touring Club: Surrey Bicycle Club

Cyclists' Touring Club Lothians District Association

Dartington Amenity Research Group

Dayton Cycle Co. Ltd

Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd

Ealing Cycling Club

Federation Sportive et Gymnique de Travail

Fellowship of Cycling Old-Timers

Fellowship of Kent &Sussex Cyclists

Fellowship of Old Time Cyclists

Forty Plus Cycling Club

G. A. Widmann Memorial Fund

Grappler Pneumatic Tyre Co. Ltd

Highways Authorities & amp; Utilities Committee

International Cycling Centre

International Federation of Pedestrians

James Cycle Co. Ltd

James H. and Co. (Rims)

John Bull Rubber Co. Ltd

Leader Cycle Works

Ligue Internationale de Cyclisme

London County Cycling and Athletic Club

London Cycle Rights Network

London Rights Network

Macintosh Tyre Co. Ltd.

Metropolitan, Home Counties Cycle Track and Road Riders

Michelin Tyre Co. Ltd.

Midland Counties Cyclists' Association

Moulton Bicycles Ltd

National Association of Veteran Cycle-Clubs

National Bike Club

National Clarion Cycling Club

National Cycle Archive

National Cycle Museum Trust

National Cycling Association of Ireland

National Cyclists' Union

New Grappler Pneumatic Tyre Co. Ltd

North British Rubber Co. Ltd.

North Road Cycling Club

North Shropshire Wheelers

Old Meeting Cycle Club

Orbea S. Coop. Ltda.

Parliamentary Advisory Committee for Transport Safety

Pneumatic Tyre and Booth's Cycle Agency Ltd Dublin

Road Racing Council

Road Records Association

Road Time Trials Council

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

Runwell Cycle Company

Scottish Tyre Ltd.

Self-Sealing Air Chamber Co. Ltd.

Self-Sealing Rubber Co. Ltd.

Solihull Cycling Club

South Eastern Road Club

Southern Cycle Track and Road Riders

Southern Veteran-Cycle Club

Stevenage Development Corporation

Sturmey-Archer Ltd

Surrey Bicycle Club

The Pneumatic Tyre Co. Coventry

Tip Top Vulcanising Products

Track and Road Racing Cyclists (Southern Region)

Tricycle Association

Union Cycliste Internationale

Vee Rubber Company

Veteran Cycle Club

Viking Cycles Ltd

W. & A. Bates Ltd

W. Carey & Son

West Hants Road Club

Wolverhampton Wheelers Cycling Club

Women 's Road Records Association

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Access keywords

Brighton (England)

Ealing (England)

Europe

Glasgow (Scotland)

Hampshire, West (England)

Leamington Spa (England)

London (England)

Shropshire (England)

Stevenage (England)

Surrey (England)

Wolverhampton (England)

Animals Diseases

Bicycle industry

Bicycle industry France

Bicycle industry Germany

Bicycle industry Great Britain

Bicycles

Bicycle touring Great Britain

Cycling Australia

Cycling Europe

Cycling Great Britain

Cycling Ireland

Cycling Law and legislation

Cycling Paths

Cyclists

Sports Great Britain

Tires

Veterinarians

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Catalogue

MSS.328/BCF British Cycling Federation 1959-1993

Administrative/Biographical History

The British Cycling Federation was formed in 1959, following the amalgamation of the National Cyclists' Union and the British League of Racing Cyclists.

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MSS.328/BLRC British League of Racing Cyclists 1949-1959

Administrative/Biographical History

The British League of Racing Cyclists was formed in 1942. In 1959 it amalgamated with the National Cyclists' Union to form the British Cycling Federation.

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MSS.328/BU Records of the National Cyclists' Union 1878-1958

Administrative/Biographical History

The Bicycle Union was formed in 1878. It amalgamated with the Tricycle Association in 1882, and in 1883 was re-named the National Cyclists' Union. In 1959 the National Cyclists' Union amalgamated with the British League of Racing Cyclists to become the British Cycling Federation.

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MSS.328/C Archive of the Cyclists' Touring Club 1878-[ongoing]

Historical Note

The Cyclists' Touring Club was founded as the Bicycle Touring Club in 1878. It adopted the name Cyclists' Touring Club in 1883 and was incorporated in 1887. It was initially governed by an executive committee of four vice-presidents and had about fifty members. By 1880 the club had three thousand members and by 1886 some 21,000 members. Membership peaked in 1899 at 60,449. The club promoted cycling, organised rallies and produced guides and maps for members. It continues to champion cyclists and cycling.

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MSS.328/C/6 Papers of Sub-Groups within the Cyclists' Touring Club: South London District Association; London Rights Network (later London Cycle Rights Network; Lothians District Association. 1921-2000

Administrative/Biographical History

This an artificial collection of the papers of CTC associations and clubs.

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MSS.328/Drake Papers of George Drake 1839-1899

Administrative/Biographical History

George Drake was born in Sheffield in 1839 and joined the Amalgamated Society of Engineers on August 1st 1859. His work took him around England, France and Germany. He began his career as a fitter, then moved into small-arms tool making and eventually into the safety cycle business until his death in August 1899.

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MSS.328/G Papers of the Centaur Cycle Company 1904-1996

Administrative/Biographical History

George Gilbert (c.1853-1915), cycle pioneer and manufacturer, was apprenticed as an art metal worker with Skidmore, but left the trade to join the Coventry Machinist Company in Old Cheylesmore when it first started making bicycles. Five years later in 1875, aged 22, he set up the Centaur Cycle Company with Edmund Mushing in West Orchard and was particularly successful in introducing a lightweight bicycle. The King of Scorchers, brought out in 1890 weighed only 26 lbs. Other inventions patented by Gilbert were the moveable saddle, detachable cranks, adjustable dustproof back wheel bearings and the Centaur patent tubular steel tricycle. In 1900 the firm started to make cars, and motorcycles were also made and continued in production after the firm was taken over by Humber in 1910. George Gilbert then farmed at Crabmill Farm in the Paradise area of Foleshill where he was born, until his death.

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MSS.328/M Papers of the National Cycle Museum Trust Archive 20th century

Administrative/Biographical History

Artificial collection from multiple sources collected by the National Cycle Museum.

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MSS.328/M/NCU National Cycle Museum Trust Archive: papers of the National Cyclists' Union. 1897-1900

Administrative/Biographical History

The Bicycle Union was formed in 1878. It amalgamated with the Tricycle Association in 1882, and in 1883 was re-named the National Cyclists' Union. In 1959 the National Cyclists' Union amalgamated with the British League of Racing Cyclists to become the British Cycling Federation.

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MSS.328/N1 Papers of Neville Whall 1920-1950s, undated

Administrative/Biographical History

Neville Whall (who used the pseudonym Hodites) was assistant secretary of the Cyclists' Touring Club He was active from the 1920s-1950s.

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MSS.328/N2 National Cycle Archive's collection of cycle manufacturers' trade catalogues 20th century

Administrative/Biographical History

Artificial collection deposited by the National Cycle Archive and some private individuals.

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MSS.328/N3 National Cycle Archive's collection of Cycle Accessories' Catalogues. 1898-20th century

Administrative/Biographical History

An artificial collection, part of which relates solely to tyre accessories. Some of these latter items are in one album purchased in 1995.

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MSS.328/N4 James Cycle Co. Ltd 19th century-1994

Administrative/Biographical History

Harry James (1860-1905) started making his cycles about 1880 in a small factory in Constitution Hill, Birmingham.

By 1890 he had moved to larger premises in Sampson Road North, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, and the James Cycle Company was established in 1897. However, he was a sick man and retired as Managing Director in 1898. In 1908, after Harry James's death, the Company built new works at Greet. In 1902 a young engineer named Frank Kimberley was engaged: he was later to design the first James motorcycle, He retired in 1955, by which time the firm had been taken over by the AMC Company. On its failure in 1966, James was no more. Harry James's brother, John Thomas James (1861-1902), founded the Birmingham Rim Works, in Loveday Street, Birmingham. He manufactured cycle and motor cycle rims for tyres and after his death in 1902, Harry probably ran his firm which was re-named James H. and Co. (Rims).

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MSS.328/N5 Papers of John Boyd Dunlop (1840-1921) 1859-1966

Administrative/Biographical History

John Boyd Dunlop, a veterinary surgeon, invented the pneumatic tyre in 1887; as a result the solid tyre was a thing of the past by 1889.

Reference:

J. B. Dunlop, The history of the pnuematic tyre (Dublin, c. 1921).

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MSS.328/N6 Papers of the Cyclists' Touring Club Leamington Spa Section 1941-1943

Administrative/Biographical History

The Leamington Spa Cyclists' Touring Club Section was in being in the 1940s.

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MSS.328/N7 The Papers of Derek Roberts 1904-2001

Administrative/Biographical History

Records of Derek Roberts, founder member and honorary secretary/treasurer of the Fellowship of Cycling Old-Timers, 1965-1980, also honorary editor from 1965. He was a founder member of the Southern Veteran-Cycle Club, and held the offices of honorary secretary, 1955-60, honorary treasurer, 1955-1963 (with gaps), honorary editor, 1955-76, Vice-President, 1960-61 and 1965-66, and President, 1961-62, 1966-67, and 1980-81. He is also an honorary member of the Cycle Engineers' Institute.

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MSS.328/N8 Papers of V. J. Walton of Reading, Berks. 1905-1995

Administrative/Biographical History

These records belonged to V. J. Walton (d. 2005), who was probably an official of the Bon Amis Cycling Club.

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MSS.328/N9 Papers of the Surrey Bicycle Club. 1930-1981

Administrative/Biographical History

The Surrey Bicycle Club was founded in 1933 as a private cycling club. Membership was initially by invitation and open to men only. The club was administered by a president, secretary and treasurer who were elected annually at the club's annual general meeting. The members of the club were also all members of the Cyclists' Touring Club.

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MSS.328/N10 Papers of Alexander A. Josey. 1869-1974

Administrative/Biographical History

Alexander A. Josey was born c.1910 in Poole, Dorset, where he attended South Road School. He resurrected the Poole Wheelers Club and was its Vice-President. He worked as a journalist on the Poole Herald and the Bournemouth Times before moving to become assistant editor of Cycling under H. H. England, who was editor. He wrote and delivered many wartime broadcasts for the BBC, often of his own personal experiences. He was a keen collector of books and papers of historical interest on cycling. He played bicycle polo and was national secretary of the Road Time Trials Council. He also wrote a popular thriller and the 12th edition of the Cycling Manual and Year Book. From about 1949 he lived in the Far East, Malaysia and Singapore, where he worked as a journalist until at least 1961, when his card describes him as South East Asia correspondent for Reynolds News and Worldwide Press Service.

He was married to Kathleen and lived in Wimbledon.

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MSS.328/N11 Papers of W. Carey & Son. 1931-1963

Administrative/Biographical History

Carey's, of 72 Romsey Road, Shirley, Southampton, established in 1905, were lightweight cycle-builders and specialists and official repairers to the National Cyclists' Union.

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MSS.328/N12 Papers of Eric C. Claxton 1943-1993

Administrative/Biographical History

Eric Charles Claxton (1909-1993), O.B.E., B.Sc., C.Eng., F.I.C.E., initally worked as a bridge engineer for Surrey County Council, which exonerated him from military service during the 1939-1945 war. However, he played a leading role with the emergency services and founded the Casualties Union. Later he joined the staff of the Stevenage Development Corporation for more than 25 years, becoming Chief Engineer. He was much involved with the creation of the new town of Stevenage in the 1950s and 1960s, and his ideas on road safety and the segregation of the cyclist and pedestrian from the traffic aroused great interest overseas; hence he was a frequent speaker at conferences and meetings both here and abroad. After his retirement in 1972, he still continued to devote much of his time to the special needs of cyclists and pedestrians as viable elements in efficient mobile traffic systems until well into the 1980s.

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MSS.328/N13 Papers of the Amateur Bicycle Club 1871-1929

Administrative/Biographical History

These are photocopies of the contents of a small deed box, sent to a godchild of Algie Praed, who took them to Sotheby's, where it seems they were bought by a Canadian, who has supplied the copies now held by the National Cycle Archive.

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MSS.328/N14 A. Davidson Time Trials Papers 1930-1965

Administrative/Biographical History

A Davidson of Millhouses, Sheffield, was a member of Sheffield Central Cycling Club. He was active from 1930-1965.

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MSS.328/N15 Papers of J. Cyril Kermode 1949-1991

Administrative/Biographical History

J. Cyril Kermode was a Committee member of the Cyclists' Touring Club from at least 1953; he flourished 1949-1991.

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MSS.328/N16 Papers of Frank W. Shorland. 1888-1936

Administrative/Biographical History

Frank Shorland flourished 1890s-1926.

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MSS.328/N17 Papers of Charles Messenger relating to the British League of Racing Cyclists 1939-1994

Administrative/Biographical History

The British League of Racing Cyclists was formed at an inaugural meeting at Buxton, 11 November 1942. In 1959 it amalgamated with the National Cyclists' Union to become the British Cycling Federation. Theses records were held by Charles Messenger.

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MSS.328/N18 Papers of Albert Winstanley 1954-1999

Administrative/Biographical History

Albert Winstanley came from Bradshaw, near Bolton, Lancs. His articles span nearly half a century. He describes himself as an older man in the 1990s.

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MSS.328/N19 Papers of the Midland Counties Cyclists' Association 1954-1999

Administrative/Biographical History

This association was already in being in 1908, when the minutes start.

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MSS.328/N20 Papers relating to Keith Thomas Greaves (1906-1982) 1930-2000

Administrative/Biographical History

Keith T. Greaves was a turner and fitter at Hadfields, Rotherham, during the time of the diaries; after the war he established a business in Bakewell, Derbyshire.

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MSS.328/N21 Papers of Gill Felton, of the Cyclists' Public Affairs Group 1986-1999

Administrative/Biographical History

File created by Gill Felton relating to her work for the Cyclists' Public Affairs Group.

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MSS.328/N22 Papers of the Runwell Cycle Company 1911-1961

Administrative/Biographical History

The Runwell Cycle Company was in existence in the first half of the 20th century.

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MSS.328/N23 Cycling Diaries 1938

Administrative/Biographical History

Part of a series of diaries published by the Cyclists' Touring Club.

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MSS.328/N24 Catalogues of Cycle Collections 1951-2004

Administrative/Biographical History

An artificial collection of cycling catalogues.

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MSS.328/N25 National Cycle Archive's Cycling Photographs 1878-2006

Administrative/Biographical History

Artificial collection. The first three items were purchased at a Phillips auction sale.

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MSS.328/N26 National Cycle Archive's ephemera collection 1869-2005

Administrative/Biographical History

Artificial collection deposited by several donors via the National Cycle Archive.

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MSS.328/N27 National Cycle Archive's press cuttings collection 1883-2005

Administrative/Biographical History

Artifical collection of cycling press and magazine cuttings from several depositors.

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MSS.328/N28 Commonplace book of Emily Sophia Coddington, and later cycling diary. [ca.1850]-1896

Administrative/Biographical History

The volume starts as the commonplace book of Emily Sophia Coddington, the entries probably being made about 1850 or a little later. The latter part of the volume is the cycling diary of a young girl, perhaps a Coddington or a daughter of ESC. She may have been the future wife of G. Herbert Stancer, later secretary to the Cyclists' Touring Club.

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MSS.328/N29 The National Cycle Archive's histories of the cycle industry and of cycling associations or clubs [ca.1940]-1999

Administrative/Biographical History

Fourteen histories of which one came from John Pinkerton via the National Cycle Archive, the others from the papers of Harry Aspden (MSS.328/N47), now part of the National Cycle Archive. Theses on the cycle industry were deposited by the author.

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MSS.328/N30 The National Cycle Archive's collection of records of Cycling Club rules, handbooks, etc. 1931-2004

Administrative/Biographical History

Artificial collection of the National Cycle Archive of rules and handbooks of clubs, including a number of handbooks from the papers of Harry Aspden (MSS.328/N47).

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MSS.328/N31 Papers of Len James 1965-1995

Administrative/Biographical History

Len James was made a Councillor of the Cyclists' Touring Club in 1984; in October 1989 he was Chairman, and at some stage was also Vice-President. He stood down in 1994.

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MSS.328/N32 Papers of the Bath Road Club 1913-1958

Administrative/Biographical History

The Bath Road Club was founded 7th November 1886, and was probably based in London. It published a journal, The Bath Road News, which was still in existence in 1958.

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MSS.328/N33 Papers of Stan P. V. Bray of Solihull Cycling Club 1942-1992

Administrative/Biographical History

Papers accumulated by Stan Bray.

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MSS.328/N34 Papers of Terry Quantrill 1974-1979

Administrative/Biographical History

Cycling papers mainly relating to the Passey family of Benson, Oxfordshire.

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MSS.328/N35 Cycle Manufacturers' Drawings in the National Cycle Archive 1923-1937

Administrative/Biographical History

Artificial collection of cycle manufacturers' drawings deposited with the National Cycle Archive.

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MSS.328/N36 Manuscript Diary of the Touring Party 1877-1882

Administrative/Biographical History

The diary was transcribed by Horace Maybury. He was the third son of Clara (1814-1897) and William Augustus Maybury, a surgeon from county Kerry. Horace was one of ten children, of whom two died young. The remaining five sons all became doctors. Initially the family lived in Little Tower Street, London, but in 1850 they moved to Chart Lodge, Frimley, Surrey, where they spent the rest of their lives. The sons attended the City of London School, after which they completed their medical studies at St Thomas's Hospital and Queen's University, Belfast and Dublin. Horace married Florence Ada Taylor in 1890 and practised in Islington. He died as the result of a cycling accident aged 66, and was buried beside his wife in Frimley churchyard, 12 September 1914.

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MSS.328/N37 Club Runs of the North Shropshire Wheelers 1939-1949

Administrative/Biographical History

The originator of the volume and its history is unclear.

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MSS.328/N38 Collection of Videotapes and Compact Discs of the National Cycle Archive. c. 1920s-c. 2005

Administrative/Biographical History

An artifical collection of videotapes and compact discs.

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MSS.328/N39 Papers of the G. A. Widmann Memorial Committee 1955-2001

Administrative/Biographical History

George "Paddy" Widmann (1881-1954), was the first secretary of the now defunct Bristol Wheelers Club and served as president of the Western Counties Road Records Association, vice-president of the Western Time Trials Association and was a life member of the Bristol South Cycling Club. In his private life he was a schoolmaster, a Dickens recitalist and a journalist, writing a weekly cycling column in the Bristol Evening Postunder the pen name of Cotter Pin, publicising time trialling at a time when it was not widely taken up. On his death in August 1954 a memorial fund was set up at the suggestion of the Bristol South Cycling Club, and a Committee formed to launch the fund. A memorial plaque was commissioned with an inscription by George Herbert Stancer to be known as the G. A. Widmann Memorial Plaque which would be awarded annually for outstanding service to cycling by a cyclist west of a line from Southampton through Hungerford to Gloucester. The first presentation of the award took place in 1956. The awards ceased in 1999 and the committee was wound up in 2001.

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MSS.328/N40 Papers of Tony Hadland 1890s-2002

Administrative/Biographical History

Tony Hadland is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a former Corporate Member of the Institute of Information Scientists. He has worked in London, Reading and Coventry as building surveyor, architectural team leader, technical writer, technical information officer and information security manager. In the early 1970s he was a freelance disc jockey and has been a co-presenter of a special all-British edition of the Belgian rock show Slalom. His interest in bicycles dated from his childhood: he bought his first Moulton in 1964. In 1980, he produced "The Moulton Bicycle" and began his career as an author. He has written and edited many technical manuals, written articles for cycling magazines, and has produced several books including those on the Moulton bicycle and on "The Sturmey Archer Story".

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MSS.328/N41 Papers of John Leedham ca. 1900, 1987-1997

Administrative/Biographical History

Papers collected by John Leedham.

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MSS.328/N42 A Summary Description of the story of Robert William Edlin and the Pneumatic Tyre 1992

Administrative/Biographical History

Robert Wilfred Edlin was the grandson of Robert William Edlin who built the first bicycle for J. B. Dunlop in 1888. The pneumatic tyre industry started in Edlin's small cycle business in Belfast, where Edlin, Finlay Sinclair and John B. Dunlop made the first pneumatic tyred bicycle, ca. October 1888. This was followed by racing machines in 1889. By November 1889, Dunlop, Edlin and Sinclair had manufactured 20 bicycles, 6 tricycles, and fitted the new tyres to 24 machines bought in from Rudge. A new company, the Pneumatic Tyre and Booth's Cycle Agency Ltd, Dublin, was then set up in association with Booths [sic] Cycle Agency Ltd, Dublin, of which Harvey du Cros was chairman. A factory was established at Booth's premises, but in January 1891 the business moved to Coventry, where it was known as The Pneumatic Tyre Co. In 1895, Edlin moved to Birmingham where he remained for the rest of his life, opening a factory there under the name of Robert William Edlin, Pneumatic Tyre Manufacturer. He died in May 1923.

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MSS.328/N43 The Diary of Walter Palmer. 1893-1897

Administrative/Biographical History

Walter Palmer's father was a brush manufacturer and owned a shop in the centre of Bath for many years; Walter Palmer finally retired and sold the business in 1934.

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MSS.328/N44 The cycling papers of Malcolm Parry and his father, Lionel Arthur Parry. 1936-1996

Administrative/Biographical History

Papers accumulated through the interest of Lionel A. Parry and his son in cycling and motor cycling.

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MSS.328/N45 The cycling papers of Ernest J. Green (1911-1991). 1927-1968

Administrative/Biographical History

Papers kept by Ernest J. Green in connection with his cycling interests.

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MSS.328/N46 The photographs etc. of Bryan Ward (1933-2001), cyclist and photographer. c. 1947-2000

Administrative/Biographical History

Bryan Ward was both a keen cyclist and keen photographer. He took up cycle racing in his early teens, won many medals and eventually became a cycling coach and team manager. He belonged to the South Manchester Camera Club and was in his element taking shots of cycling events.

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MSS.328/N47 The papers of Harry Aspden (1911-2003), cyclist. 1941-1998

Administrative/Biographical History

Harry Aspden was an author, photographer, cycling events' organiser, and the owner of a Hill Special bicycle.

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MSS.328/N48 The Papers of W./W. C. Holland (fl. 1927-1931, cycle shop owner of West Bromwich), 1927-1931. 1927-1931

Administrative/Biographical History

W. Holland flourished 1927-31. He was secretary of the West Bromwich Section of the Birmingham and Midland District Association of the CTC, and of the Old Meeting Cycle Club.

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MSS.328/N49 The Papers of Frank Rowland Whitt (1911-1984), C. Eng., F. I. Chem. E. 1870s-1980s

Administrative/Biographical History

F R Whitt was the principal author of Bicycling Science (published 1974 and 1982), with David Gordon Wilson. His monetary bequest to the Cyclists' Touring Club enabled the National Cycle Archive to be established.

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MSS.328/N50 Minutes of the South West Section of the Metropolitan District Association, later the South West London District Association of the Cyclists' Touring Club. 1920-2001

Administrative/Biographical History

The minutes were originally those of the South West Section of the Metropolitan District Association of the Cyclists' Touring Club. This body became the South West Section of the South London District Association between 1939 and October 1948, when the sections were divided into the South London and South West London District Associations, this one being re-named the South West London District Association. There was a Kingston Section of this new South West London District Association, which was in operation before February 1952 until at least 1976.

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MSS.328/N51 Diaries of the Cycling Tours of Ken Rolls 1938-1948

Administrative/Biographical History

The touring diaries were donated with other items to the Chester & North Wales District Association of the Cyclists' Touring Club on the death of Ken Rolls in 2003.

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MSS.328/N52 The British Cyclo-Cross Association: articles and photographs from Neville Billington. 1960s and ?later

Administrative/Biographical History

The collection was made by Neville Billington, international racing secretary of the British Cyclo-Cross Association.

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MSS.328/N53 The cycling papers of Norman Haselock 1929-2003

Administrative/Biographical History

The histories of the clubs goes back in some cases to the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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MSS.328/N54 The papers of A. W. Kempson (1902-1976), cyclist 1920-1985

Administrative/Biographical History

Archibald William Kempson (1902-1976), civil servant and cyclist, was a member of the Essex Roads Cycling Club and life member of the Cyclists' Touring Club. This archive reflects his enthusiasm for cycling in the 1920s.

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MSS.328/N55 The papers of the Solihull Cycling Club 1946-1980

Administrative/Biographical History

Solihull Cycling Club was founded in 1929. It was still active in the 1990s.

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MSS.328/N56 The cycling papers of Keith Robins 1896-1980s

Administrative/Biographical History

Artificial collection collected by or handed to Keith Robins.

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MSS.328/N57 The cycling papers of Thomas Leonard Woodhall (1919-2005) 1934-1990

Administrative/Biographical History

Thomas Leonard Woodhall (1919-2005) was a serious cyclist, whose club cycling activities began in October 1935; he belonged, amongst others, to the Southern Paragon Cycling Club, Farnham Road Club, 1934-1936, various sections of the National Clarion Cycling Club from 1934-1954, and Addiscombe Cycling Club. He also served as secretary of the Southern Counties Clarion Cycling and Athletic Club for six years from c. 1945-1952. His poor eyesight meant that he was unable to drive a car or take part in sports such as cricket, but it did not stop him riding a bicycle. In May 1944 he was living at 289 Gosport Road, Fareham, Hampshire. His last home address was Gosport, Hampshire. His nickname was Snowy.

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MSS.328/N58 Cycling papers of Frank McCann 1955-1956 and c. this date

Administrative/Biographical History

Papers kept by Frank McCann.

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MSS.328/N59 Cycling papers of Bill Westcott 1922-1998

Administrative/Biographical History

These papers were collected by Bill Westcott.

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MSS.328/N60 Papers of the Central Roads Cycling Club, Wolverhampton 1930s

Administrative/Biographical History

The club flourished in the 1930s. These papers were collected by Don Trubshaw.

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MSS.328/N61 Microfilm of two bicycle sales books of John Howes & Sons, Cambridge 1890-1972

Administrative/Biographical History

The originals are still in private hands.

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MSS.328/N62 Cycling papers of Nicholas Clayton 1956-1966, 2002

Administrative/Biographical History

Items collected by Nicholas Clayton.

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MSS.328/N63 A Catalogue of cycling postcards c. 2000

Administrative/Biographical History

These are reproductions. Purchased? by depositor.

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MSS.328/N64 Papers of the Wolverhampton Wheelers Cycling Club 2002-2004, undated

Administrative/Biographical History

The Club was founded in 1891. It was still active in 2004.

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MSS.328/N65 Newsletters of the Kingsdale Cycling Club 1948-1951

Administrative/Biographical History

The club was founded in 1884; it met at Wood Green

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MSS.328/N66 Cycling papers of David Holton c. 1900-1980s

Administrative/Biographical History

Cycling items collected by the depositor.

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MSS.328/N67 The Good Friday Gamble 1903-2003

Administrative/Biographical History

A booklet recording the annual Good Friday Meeting of the great cycle racers at the Herne Hill track, organised by the Southern Counties Cycling Union, using information culled from cycling journals and the SCCU archives was drawn up in 2003.

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MSS.328/N68 The Saunders Testimonial. 1889

Administrative/Biographical History

The item was purchased at a sale in 2002. The reason for the testimonial is unclear; the subscribers were cycling, cricket and football clubs.

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MSS.328/N69 Three items from the National Cycle Archive safe 1675-1936

Administrative/Biographical History

Items formerly kept in the National Cycle Archive safe.

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MSS.328/N70 The fragmentary archive of Messrs Edward Williams, bicyle chain, wheel and crank manufacturers of Foundry Lane, Smethwick. 1903-1959

Administrative/Biographical History

A few items recovered from a very important archive.

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MSS.328/RTTC The papers of the Road Time Trials Council. 16 November 1937-16 December 1974

Administrative/Biographical History

The Road Time Trials Council grew out of the Road Racing Council which was formed in 1922. The change of title occured in 1937 along with changes in membership : any cycling club was free to join. (Originally, only those clubs which had founded the Road Racing Council or organized open events were entitled to be members.) The aim of the Council was to promote the time trial - a sport now popular with a growing number of people. Since 1 December 2002 the Road Time Trials Council has operated as a corporate body under the name Cycling Time Trials.

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