The Origins of the Clarion Cycling Club and cycling in the 1890s
31. Manchester CCC organises a '25' and Clarion CCs continue to spread
From Swiftsure's 'Cycling Notes in The Clarion, 22 February 1895 –
It may be of interest to other Clarion C.Cs that the C.C.C Manchester and District will hold a five and twenty five mile members handicap on the path* on some date to be fixed later on. There has also been a mention made of promoting a big sports meeting, but I am afraid that cannot be this season.
It requires an enormous amount of work and energy to run a successful "sports" and although sufficient support would probably be forthcoming, it is perhaps as well if the question be postponed till another year.
I hope to give next week a few dates and places where the C.C.C Manchester and District propose meeting other "Clarion" clubs. Birmingham, Hanley, Bradford, Rochdale, Burnley, Hyde etc, can perhaps then fix their runs accordingly
Clarion C.C for Hyde.
Clarionettes are invited to a meeting to be held this evening (Friday) at 8 p.m. for the purpose of forming a cycling club
* ie cycle track – probably similar to the one in Preston Park. Not on the footpath!
Next time. Manchester Cycle Show and a cycling club for MPs – with Clarion comments.