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Plaque: Pickwick Bicycle Club

Erection date: 22/6/2014


Pickwick Bicycle Club
Oldest cycling club in the world extant. First met at Downs Hotel on the 22nd June 1870.
London Borough of Hackney

Hackney Citizen 25 June 2014 gives the history of the club and explains "A commemorative plaque marking the home of the club was fixed to former Downs Hotel building in 1996 but when the building was turned into flats years later it was stored “so carefully that no one could find it”".

Site: Pickwick Bicycle Club (1 memorial)

E5, Downs Road, 75, Downs Hotel

In June 2007 we became aware that this plaque was lost. October 2018 our colleague Alan Patient took these photos of the replacement plaque, and provided the link to the Hackney Citizen.

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Pickwick Bicycle Club

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Pickwick Bicycle Club

The oldest surviving cycling club in the world was founded at Downs Hotel, du...

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Downs Hotel

The Pickwick Bicycle Club was founded here on 22 June 1870. At that first mee...

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