The London Clarion CC is a section of the National Clarion founded in 1894 by staff and readers of the Clarion newspaper, a socialist journal of the day started by Robert Blatchford. The Clarion motto, borrowed from William Morris, is “Fellowship is Life”, thus the aim of the club is to promote goodwill and fellowship through cycling in a tradition started by groups of members who would cycle out to socialist meetings and distribute literature, while enjoying a glass of good ale.
We have an informal approach to organisation with only one “official”, the secretary, who liaises with the national organisation, collects subscriptions, etc. We operate on the basis of mutual assistance and exchange of useful and trivial information, hold irregular meetings and hope to make occasional excursions, such a the recent trip to Wortley Hall for the May day bank holiday weekend.
Our principles can be summed up by the slogan of the French revolution: Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. Membership is open to all like minded cyclists.