The Clarion cycling club was formed in 1895 after a group of likeminded individuals got together in Birmingham in 1894. It took the Clarion name from the newspaper of Robert Blatchford's socialist paper.
The National Clarion cycling club grew during the early 1900s with 8000+ members at one time and with sections all over the UK. Working class people were getting their freedom on bikes in the countryside and the Clarion were spreading the word and the newspaper to industrial towns and villages. In these days before most people could own a car, the bike gave freedom and fellowship...the Clarion thrived.
We now have some 620 members in 24 sections, which makes us one of the bigger cycling clubs in the country. Bikes still give us our freedom, freedom from the motorcar, the stresses of the rat-race and gives us great friendship, great friends around the country.
Whether we race, socialise, tour or meet in cafes, the Clarion is a CLUB, a true club not an association.
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