Balham CC return to Herne Hill Velodrome


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

Advertisements

BACKPEDAL: 1899 Club Championship re-run at Crystal Palace after dispute


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

Arab Springs and Rational Jackets: South London cycling in 1884 (Part 1)


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)

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