Records of the National Cyclists' Union

Archive Collection
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 152 MSS.328/BU
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      0.364 cubic metres
      Some items are too fragile to use, including the minute book of the Bicycle Union, 1878-1881, which is available only on microfilm

Scope and Content

Records, mainly minutes, 1878-1958, being those of the Bicycle Union, 1878-1883, and afterwards as the National Cyclists' Union from 1883-1958.

Administrative / Biographical 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. In 1959 the National Cyclists'Union amalgamated with the British League of Racing Cyclists to become the British Cycling Federation.


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

The archive of the British Cycling Federation was deposited in the Centre by the National Cycle Archive in November 1994.

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 Bicycle Union (GB 152 AAR0034), National Cyclists' Union (GB 152 AAR0036) the British Cycling Federation (GB 152 AAR0033) and the Tricycle Association (GB 152 AAR1952)

Alternative Form Available

A microfilm of the minute book of the Bicycle Union, 1878-1881 has been made, due to the fragile state of the original.

Conditions Governing Use

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


Further deposits are expected.

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. The National Cycle Archive (MSS.328)