The Origins of the Clarion Cycling Club and cycling in the 1890s: 85. Problems of accommodating numbers on club runs

From 20 July 1895 “Cycling Notes”

Many club runs nowadays also assume such large proportions that it frequently happens to reach numbers that cannot be accommodated in one place.

This happened only lately to the Manchester Clarion C.C. and it certainly gave much dissatisfaction.

There have been many suggestions for remedying this unpleasantness, but up to now I know of none which has the merit of being feasible.

It isn’t likely, for instance, that the proposal to take their own victuals along with them could meet the desires of many.

The proposal, also, for producing a club tent and cooking utensils, and sending them along with victuals in advance to the nearest station, cannot be said to be practical. In the first place, permission would have to be obtained from some landlord before it could be erected; and further, the chance of wet or unfortunate weather would make it next to impossible to successfully cater for the members.

Next time – The exploits of Mrs Walsh and Swiftsure’s thoughts thereon.

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One Response to The Origins of the Clarion Cycling Club and cycling in the 1890s: 85. Problems of accommodating numbers on club runs

  1. […] We’ve had some pretty good turnouts for some of our rides so far this year; the only downside of which is fitting everyone in the pub/café and – especially – on the train.  That such things were there from the start of Clarion cycling is illustrated by this issue’s extract from 1895. […]

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