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14 September 2016 - 10:26am
Who was Jeanie Welford?
Portrait of Jeanie Welford
Cycling UK welcomed Jeanie Welford, the first female member, in 1880. The club, then known as the Bicycle Touring Club, was one of the first cycling organisations to accept women as full members. Sheila Hanlon, Cycling UK's historian, has been looking through the archives to find out more about Jeanie and how cycling shaped her life.
5 August 2016 - 10:49am
Happy Birthday Cycling UK: Celebrating 138 years of cycling history
Cyclists' Touring Club in history books
On the anniversary of the first meeting in August 1878, Cycling UK's historian Sheila Hanlon looks back at the early history of 'The Bicycle Touring Club' and explains how it became Cycling UK.
12 May 2016 - 10:46am
Winged Wheels restored to former glory on The Squirrel and The Wirral
Winged Wheel on Squirrel Inn, Wellington
Two magnificent Winged Wheel signs have been restored to their former glory and unveiled for public view – one on The Squirrel, the other on The Wirral. Cycling UK’s Communications and Media Officer Tony Upfold reveals how they were found, donated and lovingly renovated.
10 May 2016 - 12:16pm
‘Biking Bishop’ attends 90th Coxwold Memorial Service
Coxwold 90th Cyclists' Memorial Service
The ‘Biking Bishop’ appropriately gave the address at the 90th annual Cyclists’ Service of Remembrance in the North Yorkshire village of Coxwold on Sunday (8 May).
22 March 2016 - 11:19am
Since 1878 – our journey from the Bicycle Touring Club to Cycling UK
As CTC becomes Cycling UK, Tony Upfold compares the club's historical aims and activities with today's.
11 November 2015 - 11:34am
Lest we forget: CTC, cyclists and war
First World War cyclists' battalion
As the nation fell silent for two minutes to commemorate Armistice Day, CTC remembered the thousands of cyclists who went to war – many never to return.
31 March 2015 - 11:19am
L'Eroica & CTC Heritage Jersey Rider Package
L'Eroica Britannia rider places CTC
Don't miss your opportunity to cycle back in time at this year's L'Eroica Britannia in Derbyshire's magnificent peaks with Team CTC. There are 25 places available and each rider will receive a CTC heritage jersey.
10 November 2014 - 2:24pm
Lest We Forget: how CTC honours fallen soliders
Cyclist Battalion from WW1
The Cyclists' War Memorial in Meriden was erected after the First World War and ever since then, CTC members have met every year to remember cyclists who have died as a result of war. This week, the BBC has broadcast a feature about the memorial as part of the World War One at Home series.
6 November 2014 - 12:54pm
Lest We Forget: How CTC supported those injured during WW1
Wreaths with the CTC badge and poppies
This year, one hundred years on, as we remember all those who lost their lives in World War 1, we would like to take some time to reflect on the role cycling and CTC had in the recovery of soldiers that did return home from the battlefields with physical and emotional scars.
29 July 2014 - 3:07pm
Marking the centenary of WW1
Wreath bearers walking towards Cyclists' War Memorial in Meriden
The next instalment of our podcast series is brought to you from the Cyclists' War Memorial in Meriden to mark the centenary of the start of WW1. This podcast is dedicated to all those who perished in the Great War.
26 March 2014 - 4:23pm
CTC Podcast: What did cyclists do in World War 1?
Castle Combe in 1945
CTC members played a vital role in the battlefields of France as part of a cycling battalion. CTC's special free podcast looks at the contribution made by them and other cyclists during the Great War. Several annual CTC events take place to remember them and other fallen cyclists.
12 December 2013 - 12:56pm
CTC Podcast: A look back at cycling history and some festive fun!
CTC member Douglas Guy (1917-2012) and his family in Burnham-On-Sea
Fancy a bit of festive fun? Get yourself a nice cup of tea (or something stronger) and tune into CTC’s second ‘Pedalcast’. It’s guaranteed to capture your interest and also get you into a festive frame of mind!
8 November 2013 - 5:25pm
We will remember them...
May 1921 cyclists gather to unveil the War Memorial at Meriden
Not only on Remembrance Sunday but also in May 2014, CTC will remember the thousands of cyclists who gave their lives in WW1 and in conflicts since.
2 October 2013 - 11:51pm
Pioneering Black Cyclist remembered during Black History Month
Major Taylor racing in Paris 1908
The ‘Major Taylor Century Ride’ takes place in Massachusetts this week. On 6 October, over 100 cyclists will ride up to 100 miles to pay homage to the first African American athlete to achieve World Champion status.
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