A Day at the Races: Balham CC and the Epsom Run for Cyclists


In the winter of 1920, with daylight hours short and weather miserable, a band of Balham CC members thought it would be wise to go on a shorter ride but include a running race in the day’s proceedings. By the 1930s this winter novelty had turned into a national event, attracting cycling clubs from all over the country. Continue reading A Day at the Races: Balham CC and the Epsom Run for Cyclists

MEMORABILIA: 1949 Balham Cycling Club Handbook


The 1949 Club Handbook, part of the John Simcock collection, gives an insight into the club rides, members and the records they chased. A list of honorary life members also gives us a glimpse of Balham CC in its formative years. Continue reading MEMORABILIA: 1949 Balham Cycling Club Handbook