A Balham CC contingent travelled to Herne Hill Velodrome for a taste of fixed wheel, single-speed, no brakes velodrome cycling. The iconic South London venue has a strong connection with the club. Continue reading Balham CC return to Herne Hill Velodrome
Our hunt to piece together the story of the Balham CC Club Championships has led us to our oldest and most intriguing find yet. Continue reading BACKPEDAL: 1899 Club Championship re-run at Crystal Palace after dispute
This month, we explore the South London Diaries series for the first time since the blog on June 2016.
What are they all about? Well, a 19th century South London cyclist has set a 21st century Strava challenge. He didn’t know it at the time, but when our Victorian trailblazer was writing about rides and times in his diaries for 1884 and 1885, he was chronicling some of the earliest ‘personal bests’ in London on record. Continue reading Arab Springs and Rational Jackets: South London cycling in 1884 (Part 1)
The Prudential RideLondon – Surrey 100 and 46 marked the first time the new club was officially represented in a Sportive. Continue reading 2017 Prudential RideLondon marks first Sportive for Balham CC
The club’s social ride took on special significance this month as it was the first time we got to show off our new kit inspired by the club’s jersey designs of the 40s and 50s Continue reading New jersey inspired by club’s heritage unveiled on Westerham ride
The club has just acquired a medal for its collection. The medal was given to RA Raxworthy for his efforts in the 1931 Balham 100. Continue reading MEMORABILIA: ‘Balham 100’ race medal made in 1931
The 1935 Balham Rough Stuff race report in Cycling Magazine is clearly written by a frustrated novelist. Read on for fine use of the words ‘dint’ and ‘gambolled’ Continue reading BACKPEDAL: The Season Begins – SM Butler Again Wins the Balham Rough and Tumble ‘25’
Balham CC is featured in Issue 12 of SimpsonCC magazine which is nice, because we like the cut of their jib Continue reading Quintana, Valverde and Balham CC feature in latest issue of Simpson magazine
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 club has just purchased a Balham CC pin badge thought to be from the 1920s Continue reading MEMORABILIA: Balham Cycling Club Pin Badge from the 1920s