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Selected articles and press clippings from the club archives

Thursday, 03 June 2021 19:19

C.T.C. Notes - May 2 1931

It’s here! It's here! Come and enjoy it ! Come and enjoy it !Spring! Spring! Spring! So heralded the throstle from the topmost bough of a hawthorn. Spring had come and no doubt about it: I could feel it in my bones. Everything was in accord, I felt like giving a pound note away to the first person I met, and would have done had I had one — a sure sign that the glory of the nmorning had intoxicated me. Slowly I pedalled up Greenhead Lane to Fence, and with quickened progress I passed through Wheatley Lane, Barrowford and…
Friday, 28 May 2021 19:46

A Bride in Plus Fours - 23 May 1931

Cyclig Wedding at Foulridge "Daisy Bell" Send-off A bride in plus fours — such was the unusual sight at a wedding of two cyclists in the little chapel at Foulridge, near Colne, early this morning. The bride was Miss Ethel Rushton, the only daughter of Mr and Mrs F. Rushton, of Bright street, Colne, and the bride-groom was Mr Edwin Storey, only son of Mr and the late Mrs P. Storey, of 1 Reedymoor-terrace, Foulridge. Long before the streets were busy this morning the best man, Mr A, Barnes, had called at the house of Miss Rushton, and together they…
Friday, 28 May 2021 19:34

C.T.C. Notes - May 29, 1931

After a washed-out week-end, Monday dawned bright and clear, giving forth the promise of a glorious day, and seeing that our run was to a place that is seen to its best advantage in sunshine, we were duly thankful. Our usual meeting place at Langrovd was not so crowded as it might have been. only about a dozen being present, but strange to say our leader was amongst them. At 8-15 the usual quarter of an hour’s grace having elapsed, we moved off in the direction of Skipton. A back wind to help us, we maintained a steady pace and…
Sunday last found the members of the North Lancashire District Association of the Cyclists’ Touring Clab gathered in Ellis' tea rooms at Gisburn for the purpese holding their annual general meeting and much more important, of course—their annual dinner and concert. I will not bore the long-suffering readers of this column with a lengthy account of the meeting, but will briefly mention the officials elected for the coming year. President : The Bishop of Burnley; Vice-Presidents : Messrs. J. Atkinson, T. Hargreaves, W. TLord, and J. Smith ; hon. secretary : Mr. G. A. Hudson (7, Pine Street, Nelson) ;…
Friday, 28 May 2021 18:33

C.T.C. Notes - Jan 1931

It was not a very inviting kind of a morning; a thick fog obliterated everything except near objects, and a slippery road added to the risk of a skid. A fireside and a book were the appropriate means for ending the morning at least; but not for me. A leader is always supposed to present himself on a run, however adverse conditions may be. Nevertheless, I felt sorely tempted to answer other calls more alluring than riding through a wet blanket of fog on a frost-bound road. However, like many other depressing mornings, it proved to be only prelude to…
Friday, 28 May 2021 17:11

A Knight of the Open Road

Death of Nelson's veteran cyclist - Mr Amos Sugden Most familiar figures in Nelson, and a man of whom the town was distinctly proud, Mr. "Amos Sugden, died at his residence, 25 Newport Street, on Friday, at the age of 80. He was the idol of a cycling fraternity representing a wide ared, and by compléting the 67th year of his career awheel, he achieved a notable record. A gentleman of squirely bearing, Mr. Sugden carried his weight of years with a grace that could but be classified as youthful, and up to the middle of last year, when he…
Tuesday, 25 May 2021 18:43

C.T.C. Notes. Dec 5 193?

After having made two vain attempts to deter us on Sunday morning, the weather clerk retired in disgust and we started on our ride to Skipton. At the capital of Craven we were joined by a few, more of our clubmates, and we rode again in the direction of Upper Wharfedale. The sun shone brilliantly giving the last remaining autumn tints a renewed blaze of colour made more glorious by Saturday’s rain. The surrounding hills vose ridge upon ridge until they reached their climax in Cracoe Fell, then descended again till they dipped down to the River Wharfe. Going easily…
Tuesday, 25 May 2021 18:20

C.T.C. Notes - Trails and Trials

The ride to Chipping is always interesting, as most of the way is along pleasant byways. Especially is it so after Mitton has been passed, when the range of the Bowland Fells, from Whitendale - to Parlick is continually before the eye, and the long mass of Longridge Fell, a constant companion on the left. It was more so than usual last Sunday when the bright November sunshine — bright for November at least — gladdened the countryside with its radiance and attracted a large gathering of members from the Nelson and Blackburn sections of the C.T.C. to lunch at…
The runs list of thé Nelson section of the €.T.C. was perused last Sunday morning with great interest by a large number of cyelists with the result that about 30 riders met at Fence Church at 9-30. We left Fence and proceeded by way of Whalley and Chipping to the abode of one known to cyelists and ramblers as "Toffy” Jack, and there we had lunch. Having satisfied our ravenous appetites we abandoned our bicycles and became ramblers. It was a glorious afternoon, one of those which October borrows from May, indeed, if it were not for the approach of…
We met at Higherford and loitered to Horton-in-Ribblesdale for lunch (being but the “short" run of the Nelson section, we were allowed to loiter). At 2 o'clock we erupted from the Golden Lion Hotel, full of lunch and eagerness to tackle the objective of our run — Brow Gill Cave. We left Horton via the track that branches off the road at the Crown Hotel — and what a track it is! It begins in a fairly decent manner, but it soon sheds all pretence of responsibility and leaves the poor cyclist to flounder along over intermittent patches of muddy…
Saturday, 22 May 2021 18:57

C.T.C Notes - One Hundered in Seven

On Sunday the Nelson Section of the Cyclists’ Touring Club held the annual one hundred miles endurance ride, the distance having to be govered in seven or eight hours by the men, and nine hours for the ladies. Being, as I thought, full of “pep,” I essayed to do it in seven hours, Previous to leaving home on the fateful morning, I went over my machine with a pruning knife, cutting out all surplus weight. Departing full of optimism, I made my way to the starting place at Higherford, arriving there at nine o’clock, half an hour before the start.…
“Variety is the spice of life,” so the saying goes, and if this be the case many members of the Nelson section of the Cyclists’ Touring Club are suffering from a surfeit of good things. This i1s due to our participation in the first camping rally of the North-West lLancashire D.A., held last week-end at Brock, a small village situated on the Lancaster road, about eight miles from Preston. The good things provided for our entertainment included a lantern lecture, field sports, the opportunity of meeting old friends and making new ones, and finally for those who awakened soon enough…
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