Tyndale 1891 Section
As part of the celebrations of that Jubilee year the Club’s origins as the Tyndale Athletic and Cycling Club were recognized by the creation of a “Tyndale 1891” section. The initial idea of renewing the Tyndale CC emerged following the 125 ride to Dursley in 2016 when Ivan Bowkett had the Idea of creating a retro cycling club.
A few months later the first ride was held, to Toddington with four members. This proved to be a very enjoyable day out and planted the seed for further adventures. Since then we have been out on many occasions, with short rides on a Saturday, for mixed abilities and a ride out once a month. The monthly ride which has proved very popular is usually between forty and sixty miles and usually planned to tie in with a Gloucestershire event or attraction e.g. Dean Forest Railway, World War 2 weekend at Toddington, Gloucester Motor Show. Carnival and Stroud Steam Fair to mention but a few. This distance on old bikes can be a challenge but great fun all the same. If we hit a big hill we simply get off and walk…there’s no rush.
Most of the Club's active members were gathered on the cathedral steps for a group photograph but one of our members had been lucky enough to get a ticket for The Festival of Speed/Eroica Brittania at Goodwood this weekend and was otherwise engaged. Here seen wearing...
There is a longer version of an article published in the Winter 2019 edition of Spokespiece, written by Mike Thomas (above) of the Club's Tyndale section, which can be read here