BOLTON CLARION CYCLING CLUB ESTABLISHED 1896
Bolton Clarion was founded in 1896 and has been in continuous existence since then. Our earliest archives were donated to the Working Class Movement Library in Salford several years ago. They have been digitised and are available for study.
In recent years membership has been stable at around 50. We are mostly a leisure and touring club, but members also participate in cyclocross racing, time trials, audaxes and sportives. Some members ride the velodrome, and others are mountain bikers. In recent years there have been successful cycle tours in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Iceland. We are affiliated to British Cycling, Cycling Time Trials, the North Lancashire Time Trials Association and the Youth Hostels Association.
Club runs are on Sundays, and there are rides for all abilities. In recent years informal social rides have been held on Saturdays. There is a monthly indoor social meeting. The committee meets every 2 months and there is an annual general meeting in February. Each year we have a Christmas Lunch and downhill race, and a presentation night. In recent years the presentation nights have been held jointly with Bury Clarion.
We are proud to be a club for cyclists of all abilities. We never leave behind riders who have trouble keeping up.