Thursday, 20 August 2009

Pickwick Bycycle Club - Hackney Downs



Cycling's coming home!
Rolling up is the final day of CCH's 1st Grass Track Cycle Racing League. It is taking place on Hackney Downs (by Downs Road) 4-7pm this Sunday August 23rd, the birth place of the world's first cycling club. Eh?

PICKWICK BICYCLE CLUB
Oldest surviving cycling club in the world.
First met at Downs Hotel
On 22nd June 1870.
(Downs Public House, Downs Road).
Celebrates its 140th birthday in June 2010.

3 comments:

  1. Does anyone know how one is to get in touch with these gentlemen? I am thinking of writing and illustrating an article about them in cycling magazine The Ride.
    Paul Bommer

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  2. Pickwick club exists now...

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