Reference number
  • NCA/13
  • 1878-1959
  • Collection
Admin history
  • The Bicycle Union was formed in 1878. It amalgamated with the Tricycle Association in 1882, and in 1883 was re-named the National Cyclists' Union. With effect from 1 January 1935 it became a company limited by guarantee, and in 1959 it amalgamated with the British League of Racing Cyclists to form the British Cycling Federation.
  • A microfilm of the minute book of the Bicycle Union, 1878-1881, has been made, due to the fragile state of the original. Microfilm preservation sets @ 33/10/1.
Finding aids
  • Authority records exist for the Bicycle Union (GB 0152 AAR0034), National Cyclists'; Union (GB 0152 AAR0036), the British Cycling Federation (GB 0152 AAR0033), the British League of Racing Cyclists (GB 0152 AAR0037) and the Tricycle Association (GB 0152 AAR1952).
Access Conditions
  • There are no restrictions on access to these papers.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • Records of the British Cycling Federation (MSS.328/BCF) and the British League of Racing Cyclists (MSS.328/BLRC) are held at the Centre. Other records deposited by the National Cycle Archive (MSS.328.)
  • Cycling - Great Britain
  • Bicycle racing - Great Britain