Laying off the watercress and tucking-in to seakale: South London cyclists in the 1870s cycling boom


The year is 1878. Balham is home to a newly formed cycling club, cycling is becoming a popular sport and leisure activity and South London is home to some of the leading riders and bicycle makers of the day. Continue reading Laying off the watercress and tucking-in to seakale: South London cyclists in the 1870s cycling boom

Advertisements

Balham CC traced back to 1878


The hunt for the oldest Balham CC on record has unearthed a club that was formed in 1878. Cycling yearbooks from the early 1890s reveal that the first minutes of a Balham Cycling Club were taken 138 years ago. Continue reading Balham CC traced back to 1878