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

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.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the National Cycle Archive, 3 June 2001.

Other Finding Aids

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).