British League of Racing Cyclists

Scope and Content

Three sets of minutes (including those of the winding-up committee) related papers and standing orders 1949-1959. Publications, 1950s.

Administrative / Biographical History

The British League of Racing Cyclists was formed in Buxton in November 1942. In 1959 it amalgamated with the National Cyclists' Union to form the British Cycling Federation. In August 2001 it was renamed British Cycling.

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 in November 1994.

An additional deposit of publications was made by Tony Reynolds in January 2008.

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

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). Other records deposited by the National Cycle Archive (MSS.328).