Papers of Charles Messenger relating to the British League of Racing Cyclists

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of the British League of Racing Cyclists: twenty two files of minutes, accounts, a membership list, correspondence, extracts from cycling magazines, details of races, etc., 1939-1959, 1972, 1994, including contacts with other cycling associations.

Administrative / Biographical History

The British League of Racing Cyclists was formed at an inaugural meeting at Buxton, 11 November 1942. In 1959 it amalgamated with the National Cyclists' Union to become the British Cycling Federation. These records were held by Charles Messenger.


Papers arranged as found, chronologically in original files.

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 the National Cycle Archive, 3 June 2001.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this catalogue is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

Authority records exist for the British League of Racing Cyclists (GB 152 AAR0037), British League of Racing Cyclists London Section (GB 152 AAR1821), Ealing Cycling Club (GB 152 AAR1830), West Hants Road Club (GB 152 AAR1831), Ligue Internationale de Cyclisme (GB 152 AAR1832), British Olympic Association (GB 152 AAR1833), National Cyclists' Union (GB 152 AAR0036), British Cycling Federation (GB 152 AAR0033), Road Time Trials Council (GB 152 AAR1835), Wolverhampton Wheelers Cycling Club (GB 152 AAR1834), Union Cycliste Internationale (GB 152 AAR1838), Australian Cycling Association (GB 152 AAR1839), Federation Sportive & Gymnique de Travail (GB 152 AAR1840), National Cycling Association of Ireland (GB 152 AAR 1841), Camm, F. J. (GB 0152 AAR1842) and Kain, James (GB 152 AAR1843).

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).