The Papers of Derek Roberts

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Correspondence of Derek Roberts respecting cycling matters, 1952-1999; a cigarette card album, c.1950; album of articles and cuttings mainly by or relating to H. W. Bartleet, 1904-1942; photographs of visits to Fort Dunlop by various groups of Southern and Home Counties riders, 1948-1960; correspondence files of the Fellowship of Cycling Old-Timers, 1966-1995; minutes of the National Association of Veteran-Cycle Clubs, 1960-1969; minutes of the Southern Veteran-Cycle Club (from 1987 the Veteran-Cycle Club), 1955-1990 and year book, 1994-1995. Six boxes of slides relating to the activities of the Southern Veteran-Cycle Club, 1957-1985.

Administrative / Biographical History

Records of Derek Roberts, founder member and honorary secretary/treasurer of the Fellowship of Cycling Old-Timers, 1965-1980, also honorary editor from 1965. He was a founder member of the Southern Veteran-Cycle Club, and held the offices of honorary secretary, 1955-60, honorary treasurer, 1955- 1963 (with gaps), honorary editor, 1955-76, Vice-President, 1960-61 and 1965-66, and President, 1961-62, 1966-67, and 1980-81. He is also an honorary member of the Cycle Engineers' Institute.


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, 1992-2001.

Other Finding Aids

A file-level 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 the North Road Cycling Club (GB 152 AAR1849), Fellowship of Cycling Old-Timers (GB 152 AAR1851), Southern Veteran-Cycle Club (GB 152 AAR1853), Veteran-Cycle Club (GB 152 AAR1852), Southern Cycle Track and Road Riders (GB 152 AAR1854), Metropolitan, Home Counties Cycle Track and Road Riders (GB 152 AAR1855), Track and Road Racing Cyclists (Southern Region) (GB 152 AAR1856), National Association of Veteran-Cycle Clubs (GB 152 AAR0038), Fellowship of Old-Time Cyclists (GB 152 AAR0035), H. W. Bartleet (GB 152 AAR2275) and Derek Roberts (GB 152 AAR2427).

Conditions Governing Use

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

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are expected.

Related Material

See other deposits by the National Cycle Archive (MSS.328).