Cycling Club & Team Names, Z - A

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Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Postby tatanab » 24 Nov 2018, 8:09am

Pickwick Bicycle Club, formed 1870 also claims to be the oldest in the world and has unbroken history. http://www.pickwickbc.org.uk/

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Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Postby TrevA » 28 Nov 2018, 5:53pm

There is a cycling club in Sheffield called the Common Lane Occasionals - I encountered them once near Hathersage, whilst on an audax.

They are so name because they meet on Common Lane.....Occasionally!

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Postby Cyril Haearn » 28 Nov 2018, 6:02pm

tatanab wrote:Pickwick Bicycle Club, formed 1870 also claims to be the oldest in the world and has unbroken history. http://www.pickwickbc.org.uk/

Both are true
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Re: Cyclist Names, Z - A

Postby Cyril Haearn » 15 Dec 2018, 9:36pm

Gilbert Duclos-Lasalle
Jean-Luc Vandenbroucke
Djamoladin Abdujaparov
Jean-Pierre Danguillame

Aad Tak
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Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Postby pete75 » 16 Dec 2018, 10:48am

TrevA wrote:The cycling club in Horncastle, Lincs is called The Wongers Wheelers.

Apparently named after the local football team whose nickname is The Wongers. The CC kit is even the same as the footie team - red and white stripes.

Ratae Road Club comes from the Roman name for Leicester.

San Fairy Ann is a corruption of a fFrench phrase "Ca Ne Fait Rien"

There is a club near me called OVB - nobody knows what it stands for, it's supposedly old Norse!

There's a club in London called Vicious Velo, named after Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols. My son won their cyclo cross race - on the prize envelope it said "Never mind the <i>[rude word removed]</i>, here's the Winner"!


Horncastle FC play on a sports filed called The Wong.

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Re: Cyclist Names, Z - A

Postby TrevA » 16 Dec 2018, 5:12pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Gilbert Duclos-Lasalle
Jean-Luc Vandenbroucke
Djamoladin Abdujaparov
Jean-Pierre Danguillame

Aad Tak


You should really start a separate thread for this. There is a cycle cross racer called Gusty Bausch.
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Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Postby Cyril Haearn » 23 Dec 2018, 3:59pm

Kentish Wheelers, 1903
No girls, only fellows
:(
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Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Postby Cyril Haearn » 3 Jan 2019, 12:31pm

adfc, allgemeine deutsche fahrrad club, or rather 'alles denkbar falsch club' [everything possible wrong club] is the German equivalent of the ctc

Typical statements: 'smidsy on junctions is about our only safety problem!', 'cyclepaths are built that no-one needs!', 'cyclists should be on the road where drivers can see them!', 'drivers who obey the law should be rewarded!'

One wonders whether the adfc is funded from the Other Side :?
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Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Postby Chris Jeggo » 3 Jan 2019, 4:29pm

Informal clubs I have encountered in Surrey pubs include:
Thursday Night WS (as printed on their T-shirts), and the
West-Horsley Independent Mens' Pedalling Society.

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Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Postby Grandad » 30 Jan 2019, 11:03pm

San Fairy Ann is a corruption of a French phrase "Ca Ne Fait Rien"

The club was started in March 1922. At the inaugural meeting a lengthy discussion of what to call it led to a World War One veteran using the soldiers' version of the French expression which translates as "it doesn't matter".

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Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Postby merseymouth » 31 Jan 2019, 7:17pm

Hi all, Try this one - "Protestant Reformers 1908 Wheelers & Athletic Club", Liverpool. Nice badge if not an all-inclusion club.
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Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Postby foxyrider » 9 Feb 2019, 8:53pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Kentish Wheelers, 1903
No girls, only fellows
:(

The girls are in the Barbie Road Club! :lol:
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Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Postby Cyril Haearn » 28 Nov 2019, 12:40pm

Oldham Century
Is riding a hundred a requirement if one wants to join?
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Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Postby mattheus » 28 Nov 2019, 2:43pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:ABC 1869 Altonaer Bicycle Club, Hamburg, the oldest* in the world, disbanded 2001, reformed 2013

*alternative facts welcome


Perhaps that 12 year gap led to RV Endspurt Hamburg forming?

(my favourite name actually seen in the wild)

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Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Postby Cyril Haearn » 24 Jan 2020, 12:45pm

The list issued by FCOT is good

SHAPE: Shape Wheelers
SehRC: Seahorse Road Club
RRoPCC: Rossington Road & Path Cycling Club
SCCCC: St Christophers Catholic Cycling Club
RtyW: Rotary Wheelers
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