One year ago today was the annual awards dinner of the National Clarion Cycling Club in Southend on Sea. The Easter weekend was organised by London Clarion members. The guest speaker was Maurice Burton of De Ver Cycles in Streatham. Maurice Burton rode 56 professional Six day events and was the first black British Champion in cycling.
The latest edition of Boots & Spurs the official magazine of the National Clarion Cycling Club has just been published. All London Clarion Cycle Club members who affiliate to the National Clarion Cycling Club should have received their copy in the post. This edition can also be viewed on our Issuu archive: https://issuu.com/londonclarion/docs/boots___spurs_spring_2019
On Saturday 16th March London Clarion members met in Putney before riding to the Kempton Steam Museum who were having an open day. The ride was a rare opportunity to visit the world’s largest working triple-expansion steam engine as well as ride on the waterworks’ miniature railway.
Cycling weekly have added London Clarion Cycle club to their list of recommended cycling clubs in the London area https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/latest-news/find-cycling-club-near-you-300474#cIMIHtIelsc0s8Jh.99
On Sunday 3rd March 2019 we rode from Aldgate to Walthamstow and back to London. The route was primarily along cycle and canal paths to Walthamstow, where we visited the Vestry Museum (highlight being a set of Socialist Sunday School 10 Commandments), Assembly Halls (highlight being "Fellowship is Life and Lack of Fellowship is Death" carved in to its exterior) and we also visited the William Morris Gallery (highlight being the Walter Crane artwork). In Walthamstow we met a fellow London Clarion member for a quick drink before heading back to London.
Walter Crane designed the Angel logo for Clarion Cycling Clubs in 1912. The National Clarion Cycling Club 1895 (formed in 2006 after the National Clarion Cycling Club split) has now restored the logo in its original form.