Liverpool Century Club run to Daresbury, 1916. © Image courtesy of Liverpool Century Road Club
The Liverpool Century Road Club is 100!
“May the road rise with you and the wind be always at your back” (anon)
The Liverpool Century Road Club celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. This successful cycling club engages in a wide variety of activities including road racing, time trials and track racing and has produced many successful riders including current professionals Mark McNally, Matt Brammeier and Johnny McEvoy.
The club was formed in 1916 by men who were unable to fight, or who had been injured in the First World War. After hostilities ended some of these riders went back to their original clubs while others decided to stay.
Over the years it has undergone many changes. In 1922 it gained its first junior member and in 1978 they agreed to accept their first female members.
Going forward the club will focus on the development of its youth element and the increased role of female members, from coaching to committee.
Here’s to the next 100 years.
Our City, Our Stories
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