Redmon Cycling Club

history

21 Today! 21 Today!

To be strictly true, the Club, in 1956, should have been singing 21 THIS YEAR! Strange to think if the Club was an individual it would have received the vote. You could also go the bar and buy your own…

After the war

The efforts made to recruit new members during the immediate postwar years of 1946-7 really paid off. 1947 saw the revival of racing in the Club and soon post-war novices were replacing the older names in the prizes. ’47 was…

The Flowering Fifties

The 1950’s were the years when the country, as a whole, started to come out of the grey days of both the war and post-war years. This was also true of the Redmon. The foundations now firmly re-laid saw a…

But the Spirit Lived On!

Although it is true, as Ron Martin has written, that the Club had ceased its activities until the war was over, the spirit of the Redmon lived on. There was still cycling to be done, there was still cycling to…

A Club Again

In the last magazine I finished off when the clubroom was finished off – by a bomb. Time passed and still more bombs fell. Then there was the Fire of London; the Doodle-bugs and finally the V.2’s. Then in May…

Reading about the Club’s history…

My earliest recollection of riding was on a bike belonging to our lodger, he went home at the weekend and I was allowed to borrow his machine. It was a good job he never saw what happened! A group of…

Alec’s thoughts on Ron’s history

Although I have been a member of the Redmon for 50 years (January ’55), Ron Martin’s ‘The Early Years’ said so much for me that I ‘d never heard before. Was he still holding minutes from that period; his own…

The Early Years – Part 1

It was late in 1933 that I met Jim Austin when I fought him in a boxing match at the Catholic Boxing Club in Montacute Road, Morden. It was a friendly bout and we were evenly matched. After the fight…

The Early Years – Part 2

I wrote in last month’s article how in 1937 the Club, after a lot of discussion and argument, decided to form a racing section. It took a little while before we got into racing but we did it with real…