It was only a few weeks ago that we had an Anerley Gathering to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. How very sad it is for us to now be mourning the death of our much loved and respected Queen.
I expect that few of us were aware that members of our Royal Family, had for several generations been keen and avid cyclists. This enthusiasm goes back to the reign of Queen Victoria and the early years of Anerley B.C, and continued up to present times. Our Queen Elizabeth becoming the Royal patron of the C.T.C some 70 years ago.
It was to coincide with our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, that a short history of the Royal interests and support of cycling, was produced by Cycling UK. It makes an interesting read!
There is also a link in the above Cycling UK article, to more, and interesting, history about Royal cycling. Also photos and details of British Humber bicycles for those interested in historic bikes.