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Riding - Researching - Restoring
Membership Benefits

Joining the V-CC means you will have access to a community of like-minded enthusiasts with a wealth of shared knowledge on all aspects of cycling history from the early 'Dandy Chargers' through the Victorian and Edwardian eras and to more modern times. You can also join any of the rides/displays and other events which are organised by club members throughout the country.

There are a number of benefits which are only available to members including:

Club Publications

News & Views

Bi-monthly Club Magazine containing:

  • Event Reports - recent rides and other events enjoyed by members
  • Forthcoming Events - calendar of what's on
  • News - pages about club matters and the general veteran cycle scene
  • Correspondence from members on a vast array of topics ranging through cycling history, restoration tips and cycle-related current affairs
  • Discoveries - finds by members of machines, components or cycle related items
  • "On Your Marques" - information on specific makers, models or components and accessories
  • Marketplace - extensive classified advert section of sales, wants & exchanges (ads up to 60 words free to members)
  • Museum Matters - museum news from around the world
  • Of Historic Interest - Any other interesting bits!
  • Book Reviews
  • My Machine - featured member's machine;
  • Latest Club Sales list; plus special features from time to time and always lots of pictures
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The Boneshaker

Published every four months, this journal specialises in detailed studies of general and specific areas of cycling history, including individual makers, photographs and correspondence.

 

The Club Yearbook

Issued annually this contains club rules, full membership list, details of club officials plus extensive information relating to membership services as well as a 'Yellow Pages' section - directory of services.

Marque Enthusiasts

The club has a large number of marque enthusiasts who provide a service to members on specific makers of cycles and components. Access to this service is restricted to club members as these enthusiasts work on a voluntary basis. Please see the Marque Enthusiasts page for details of some of the subjects covered.

Club Library Archive and On Line Library
Use of the large CLUB LIBRARY of books and periodicals in the Archive Room. Club members can access the contents, if not available on-line, by contacting the Club Librarian or Library website administrator (for catalogues only) - details in current Yearbook. For a listing of items available from the Club Library please click here

V-CC Members now have access to an on-line library which has been set up in collaboration with the National Cycle Archive. The new library site has free access for all but members are able to access an additional members-only area where past copies of News & Views, Boneshaker and other publications are held.  V-CC members please note that you will still need to log in to access this section

Access the new Club Library website via this link: http://veterancycleclublibrary.org.uk/

Other Research Materials
  • There is a series of STUDY BOOKLETS available on certain makes and types of cycle.
  • The VIDEO LIBRARY has a selection of videos that can be hired for a small fee.
  • MARQUE ENTHUSIASTS are club members specialising in the history of particular cycle manufacturers or types of machine or component, who will, where possible, help with queries and problems.
  • CLUB SALES offers a wide selection of books, club clothing and badges, stationery, videos and other items for sale.