Papers of George Hewitt, cyclist

Scope and Content

Pocket diaries, photographs, press cuttings and certificates. Includes scans of the photographs and transcripts of the cuttings on CD.

Administrative / Biographical History

George Hewitt was born in Oldham in 1906 and died in 1991 in St Albans. He cycled virtually all his life and was closely involved in the founding and development of various CTC sections, notably the Oldham Section. He also belonged at various times to the West Manchester, Aylesbury, Southport and South London Sections and South Bucks DA. He was a keen youth hosteller and went away most weekends in the 1940s and 1950s, clocking up huge mileages. After WWII he went to new Zealand for a while and cycled around both islands. He also spent some time in Australia where he did the gruelling ride over the Nullabor plain alone. He also visited Lapland, Algeria, Corsica, Ireland and Switzerland.

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

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