British League of Racing Cyclists

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Three volumes of minutes, 1949-1959.

Administrative / Biographical History

The British League of Racing Cyclists was formed in 1942. In 1959 it amalgamated with the National Cyclists' Union to form 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

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the National Cycle Archive in November 1994.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this collection-level 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 British League of Racing Cyclists (GB 0152 AAR0037), British Cycling Federation (GB 152 AAR0033) and the National Cyclists' Union (GB 152 AAR0036).

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

The C. Messenger papers (MSS.328/N17) contain twenty two files of minutes, accounts, a membership list, correspondence, extracts from cycling magazines, details of races, etc., of the British League of Racing Cyclists,1939-1959, and 1972-1994, including contacts with other cycling associations. The papers of the National Cyclists' Union and the British Cycling Federation are also held at the Centre (MSS.328/ BU and MSS.328/BCF)