Papers of Tony Hadland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Four large cartons of papers relating to his "Sturmey Book Research"; "Moulton Research and Photos"; "Video, Audio and Magazines (Fornca)"; and "Japan Trip. 10 Bicycles (Non-Moulton) 2. Portable Cycles (Folders/Separables) 3. Choppers"

Administrative / Biographical History

Tony Hadland is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered surveyors and a former Corporate Member of the Institute of Information Scientists. He has worked in London, Reading and Coventry as building surveyor, architectural team leader, technical writer, technical information officer and information security manager. In the early 1970s he was a freelance disc jockey and has been a co-presenter of a special all-British edition of the Belgian rock show Slalom. His interest in bicycles dated from his childhood: he bought his first Moulton in 1964. In 1980, he produced "The Moulton Bicycle" and began his career as an author. He has written and edited many technical manuals, written articles for cycling magazines, and has produced several books including those on the Moulton bicycle and on "The Sturmey Archer Story".


The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by Tony Hadland through the National Cycle Archive, 6 February 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A summary list is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom.

Authority records exist for Moulton Bicycles Ltd (GB 152 AAR2412), Sturmey-Archer Ltd.(GB 152 AAR2413) and Tony Hadland (GB 152 AAR2422).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

Other deposits by the National Cycle Archive (MSS.328).

Personal Names