Papers of the National Cycle Museum Trust Archive

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Six large cartons and seven boxes of unsorted archives, nine boxes of records including cycle club records and catalogues, three boxes of correspondence, files of records respecting racing, etc., thirty boxes of press cuttings, a scrapbook, six boxes of photographs, and printed magazines, etc., 20th century. Included are original drawings of Frank Patterson, who was a cycling artist working from at least 1901. His evocative sketches of the halcyon days of touring by bicycle delighted devotees of cycling and the general public alike, and by 1994 there was a Frank Patterson Appreciation Society, which helped to mount an exhibition of his drawings in Folkstone. He was also running a correspondence school in 1934, to advertise which he produced a booklet 'Patterson School of Sketching'

Administrative / Biographical History

Artificial collection from multiple sources collected by the National Cycle Museum.


Roughly sorted.

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 Museum Archive Trust via Andrew Millward, 17 August 1998.

Other Finding Aids

Authority records exist for National Cycle Museum Trust (GB 152 AAR2391) and Frank Patterson (GB 152 AAR2269).

Conditions Governing Use

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

Appraisal Information

Some weeding has taken place.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

Material deposited by the National Cycle Archive (MSS.328).