A Clarion Cycling Club Family

A Clarion Cycling Club family

Harry Aspden was a well-known racing cyclist and author. In 1957, for example, he won the Veterans Time Trials Association's BAR (Best All Rounder) competition. Thomas Hirst was elected the first National Racing Secretary of the Clarion Cycling Club in 1930. He competed for Britain in two Workers Olympiads: Prague in 1927 and Vienna in 1931 [1]. There is a photograph of Tom in Prague on the website of the Clarion House in Pendle Forest [2]. William Hill, as will be noted on the Postscript page, competed in the Olympiad in Moscow in 1928. As a consequence of this he was expelled from the Clarion for a period of time [3].


1. Denis Pye. Fellowship is Life: The National Clarion Cycling Club 1895-1995. Bolton: Clarion Publishing, 1995, pages 64 and 68-70.

2. Clarion Cycling

3. Pye. Fellowship is Life, page 69.

Content researched and written by Melvyn Hirst

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