Balham CC shortlisted for Active Wandsworth Award


A few BCC’ers headed to the Wandsworth Town Hall Civic Suite for nibbles with the mayor as the club was shortlisted for Club/Organisation of the year at the Active Wandsworth Awards. Continue reading Balham CC shortlisted for Active Wandsworth Award

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BACKPEDAL: 1947 Rough Stuff cancelled during record breaking cold snap


We’ve managed to get our hands on the 1947 Rough Stuff entry form, guidance notes, start list, directions and map for the event. Continue reading BACKPEDAL: 1947 Rough Stuff cancelled during record breaking cold snap

Hunt wins Balham trophy outright and goes on to claim national record


In the 1900’s AW Hunt was a well known record breaking Balham CC ‘crack’. The recent coming together of new material – not least a personal testimony in the club newsletter and memorabilia from his great niece – means we can now tell the story of his illustrious cycling career in the Balham CC colours. Continue reading Hunt wins Balham trophy outright and goes on to claim national record

The Publican, Harrier and Worshipful Master: An introduction to Balham CC founder George Huntley


We know from previous finds that George Huntley founded the club in 1897 and the Balham Hotel (now The Regent) was used as the club HQ from 1897 until 1926. Now, fresh research shows a man seemingly destined for the pub trade, well established in the Masonic lodges of South London and who had links to another legendary London sports club still going today. Continue reading The Publican, Harrier and Worshipful Master: An introduction to Balham CC founder George Huntley