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CTC Podcast: What did cyclists do in World War 1?

CTC members played a vital role in the battlefields of France as part of a cycling battalion. CTC's special free podcast looks at the contribution made by them and other cyclists during the Great War. Several annual CTC events take place to remember them and other fallen cyclists.
Castle Combe in 1945

Speaking to Jim Fitzpatrick, the author of ‘The Bicycle in Wartime’, this half-hour long podcast takes a look at the contributions made by cyclists in the Great War. It also delves into the articles and letters of the CTC Gazette during that time. 

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Dispatches from Meriden

An early train from London carried me to Meriden where I was welcomed by John Bennett, one of the weekend’s organisers, and a few other members of CTC’s Heart of England.
Cyclists gather at the memorial

Before setting off on one of the morning’s leisure rides, attendees were encouraged to peruse some display boards that detailed the history and significance of Meriden; the Heart of England and home to the memorial honouring World War I’s fallen cyclists.

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