From History Blog to Cycling Club: 2017 in Review


If 2016 was the year of thumbing through vintage cycling annuals and resurrecting the Balham CC story, then 2017 was the year of the ride. The year a niche cycling blog morphed into a cycling club. Here’s our year in review. Continue reading From History Blog to Cycling Club: 2017 in Review

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Kit inspired by club’s heritage launched for the summer


Four and a half months on from the club heading out on its first ride, the first kit has been ordered and is in production.
The new kit is inspired by the club’s jersey designs of the 1940s and 50s and incorporates the original logo on the family photograph that started this whole project in November 2015. Continue reading Kit inspired by club’s heritage launched for the summer

‘The Balham’ rides again on 120th anniversary


The reformed club heads out on its first club ride. 16 hardy South London cycling enthusiasts left the glamorous surroundings of Balham’s Sainsbury’s Car Park for Richmond Park trying to ascertain which pillock decided to launch a club in a January cold snap. Read about this historic moment here Continue reading ‘The Balham’ rides again on 120th anniversary

21 years of momentoes, photos and memoirs presented to Club by family of former secretary


Cheryl Button, the daughter of former Balham Cycling Club (BCC) secretary Ken Smith, was in London in November and she had a surprise gift for the soon to be relaunched club. Ken was a member of the BCC between 1936 and 1957 and before his death in 2013, compiled a scrapbook of his most treasured club mementoes and photos. It also included his memoirs spanning 21 years of life as a South London cyclist. Continue reading 21 years of momentoes, photos and memoirs presented to Club by family of former secretary