From the very first days of the Club,
members embarked on some gruelling rides on their Old Ordinaries. The roads were very rough, before the use of
It is quite remarkable that cyclists were
able to cover such vast distances. Many records were established, many by members of the Pickwick
Easter Tours became a regular feature and
the participants usually posed for a group photograph.
The earliest photos were from 1886 and 1889.
In 1893 the Easter Tour started at Swindon. They rode to Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Stratford-on-Avon and
Leamington, returning via Oxford, Abingdon and Maidenhead to Kew.
The Easter Tour of 1900 saw 26 members and visitors starting from Bristol to take a circular
route through Berkeley Heath, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Worcester, Tenbury, Ludlow, Leominster, Hereford,
Ross-on-Wye, Chepstow and back to Bristol over 5 days.
The 1901 Easter Tour once again went to the West of England and the Wye Valley in April. 25 members and friends
started at Cirencester to Worcester, Monmouth, Newnham and back to Cirencester, returning to London on the evening
In May 1901, eight members and five friends left for the Whitsun Tour of Ireland under the guidance of Sergeant
Buzfuz (Mr L C Percy, of Dublin).
The 1913 Easter Tour started from Evesham, having taken the 19.30 train from Paddington. Base
was The Lygon Arms at Broadway, Worcestershire. "We consider it advisable, in view of the nature of the
surrounding country, to defer making arrangements for visiting various places of interest till after our
Hemel Hempstead 1930
Easter Tour 1926 to Cirencester
Easter Tour 1922 at Woodbridge
Easter Tour 1913
Easter Tour 1908
Easter Tour 1907 - Chepstow
Easter Tour 1901 at Newnham-on-Severn
Easter Tour 1900 at Tintern Abbey
Easter Tour 1893 at Alton
Easter Tour 1889 at Oxford
Easter Tour 1886