CTC Chester&North Wales (CyclingUK) celebrates it’s 80th year. Ride and lunch 7th September 2019

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DA formed in 1939

The CTC Chester&North Wales District Association (now called a region) was formed as the clouds of war were gathering over Europe in 1939.   It came about when the successful Chester section of the Liverpool District Association moved to become independent from its larger parent body and at the same time embraced the North Wales District Association.  The latter was established in 1930 as an earlier separation from its Liverpool parent.

In its short life North Wales was clearly an active DA, with  Western, Central and Eastern sections providing a full program for its members. But it seems likely the wide area covered proved a problem administratively, and as the end of the 1930s  approached it chose to join its more vigorous partner over the English border.

Created a long lasting off-shoot club.

Indeed to its lasting credit its Central section based on Llandudno was responsible for the setting up of the racing off-shoot Rhos on Sea CC,. This flourishes still and is now well past its 90th year.

War time economies, uncertainties and loss of members on active services needed to be faced from the start.

CTC Gazette January 1940

But these challenges were overcome.  As peace returned the combined Chester & North Wales District Association found itself on the national stage in 1949  in the pages of the prestigious weekly magazine Picture Post.

Vibrant membership.

With currently around 1,500 members in the Chester & North Wales region,this 80th anniversary gathering provides a unique opportunity to meet friends of old and make new ones.  This includes CUK members who also have membership loyalty to other clubs, of which there are believed to be more than a few.

Warm welcome – as always

A warm welcome is assured to CyclingUK members and guests alike, however they make their way to the venue in the beautiful Vale of Clwyd.

Free off-road cycle and car parking space is available.

There is also the President’s Ride before and after the lunch.  There will be routes from St Asaph to Llanfair DC and back.  Total approx 40 miles. Meet in St Asaph for an optional café stop. .   Photo call  at 10.45 am with rides starting by 11am.  The routes (as used in 2011) are in the process of being checked and will be available nearer the time.  See the  CTC C&NW website for the latest UPDATE


Hope to see you there.

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Related:- CTC Chester& North Wales website

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