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Welcome to National Clarion 1895

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National Clarion Cycling Club 1895 (formed in 2006 after the National Clarion Cycling Club split), is a politically active cycling club that remains committed to the objectives of the founders of the Clarion Cycling Club in 1894 namely 'to combine the pleasures of cycling with the propaganda of Socialism'. National Clarion Cycling Club 1895 was formed to ensure that the Clarion's century-old link with Socialism is maintained and the fight to achieve the fairer society the founders sought is never forgotten. 

From its inception in 1894 the Clarion Cycling Club was a politically active organisation and by maintaining a commitment to socialist principles and actively supporting their comrades in the Labour and Trade Union Movement. National Clarion Cycling Club 1895 are following in the footsteps of the founders of the first Clarion Cycle Club in Birmingham (1894). 

Tom Groom, the Club's first National Secretary wrote shortly before his death in 1945 'Of all the Clarion organisations...the Clarion Cycling Club alone remains fully alive. And so long as it keeps true to its objectives: Mutual Aid, Good Fellowship, and the Propaganda of the Principles of Socialism, it will have good cause and reason for keeping alive' National Clarion Cycling Club 1895 stands firmly by the Clarion motto of old: 'Socialism: the Hope of the World', the Socialist Ten Commandments and the fight for a new society with Love as its Law and Justice its Foundation.

Here are some of the benefits of joining the National Clarion 1895.

  • Meet, ride & socialise with like-minded people.
  • Improve your cycling by joining other enthusiasts and share free advice from their (and your) collective experience.
  • Enjoy your cycling more, in a group environment and widen your cycling horizons.
  • Annual Meets / Weekends Away (UK and Continent)
  • Access to National Clarion 1895 Facebook page 
  • Ability to buy National Clarion 1895 Club Kit
  • NB. 12 month rolling membership from date of joining / renewing