Travellers' Tales: A century of cycling with Fife & Kinross CTC

Ian Nicol of Fife & Kinross CTC describes their centenary ride in April 2022

This year is the centenary for Fife and Kinross CTC, which was inaugurated in 1922 as Fife District Association. To celebrate Walter L Browne and the other pioneers of the group, we prepared a circular ride into Kinross-shire, starting and ending in Burntisland.

Many of the minor roads across Fife and Kinross familiar to our founding members are still available for us to ride today, and the route used as many of them as possible. Members from neighbouring and historically-linked Cycling UK groups, Lothians and Tayside, joined us to help commemorate all the folk who have cycled with us over the years.

On 23 April, a group of 14 cyclists set off in bright sunshine with a steady easterly breeze to tackle the hills leading away from the coast. It made for a chilly if energetic start. Others joined along the way. By the time we stopped for lunch at Lochore Meadows Country Park, our ranks had grown to 23 riders plus several social attendees. At the lunch stop there was a centenary birthday cake, which was cut for us by Sarah, Walter’s granddaughter.

Check out our calendar of ongoing centenary events, including our dinner in October.