From Swiftsure’s “Cycling Notes” Clarion, 7 March 1896
The Secretary of the Stockton Clarion C.C J.Baker, 6,Garbutt Street, informs me that a meeting of his club will be held in the Labour Club, Norton Road, on March 17th at 7 30 p.m., to which all local Clarion cyclists are cordially invited.
Last Saturday evening saw the Manchester and District Clarion C.C engaged in their first dance, Dear Swiftsure – which was held in the Tuer Street Schools, Oxford Road. All present voted it a big success, though for my part I prefer to reduce my avoir dupoids by cycling. As one of the M.Cs I found it much harder work than walltzing round on a bicycke.
The openning run of the club will take place tomorrow (Saturday) to Fred Vickers’ Coffee Tavern, Sale, where a social will afterwards be held. Members and friends are particularly requested to join in the run or afterwards at the social.
Next time: The Easter Meet – suggestions from Manchester – and a rare error by Swiftsure