Papers relating to the Amateur Bicycle Club, founded in 1871. Henry N. Custance was Hon. Secretary from the beginning until c.1903. By this time the Club was failing, and Algie Praed took over as Secretary as well as Captain. Correspondence in 1912 referred to the lack of interest in the Club and in 1929 there was further correspondence about winding it up and transferring its assets to the Metropolitan Hospital Sunday Fund as a memorial to Mr Custance. This was probably done.
Amateur Bicycle Club
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 152 NCA/13
- Dates of Creation1871-1994
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description2 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Photocopies of items, sent to a godchild of Algie Praed, who took them to Sotheby's, where they were bought by a Canadian, Lorne Shield, who has supplied the copies now held by the National Cycle Archive.
This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/
This collection was deposited in the Centre by National Cycle Archive, 11 April 1995.
Other Finding Aids
Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/NCA/2/1
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.