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The Cyclists’ Touring Club is the first and oldest touring club in the world. It was founded in 1878. Cast iron plaques of the Winged Wheel that the club distributed over 110 years ago to designate approved inns and hotels still remain on many buildings across the country. The two foot diameter plaques are always under threat of redevelopment or by ignorant disregard. Please report any new sightings or changes, and please adopt a sign of your own if you can, looking after its well-being. Inform the occupant of the building of its history and encourage preservation.

There are some reproduction wheels in existence.

If you can fill in any missing information or confirm an uncertain sighting then please let the author of this website know. We will credit your name.

The flags are placed as closely as possible to the Google Street View position as I can get. Any photos, particularly historical ones are compiled randomly in the photo galleries based loosely on the name of the establishment.

Serif, who I use for my publishing program, have really let everybody down by just ceasing to support their package a couple of years back. It still works but access to Google maps is compromised and won’t get fixed meaning I cannot place new sightings on the map. However, a few hours on a wet Sunday and I’ve done a work round by editing the html code directly and updated a few entries. Just a stopgap, I guess I’ll need to find a new package! Grrrr!


Please note that if you do email me on any changes, I do not usually get around to this for ages Work on the site usually has to wait for a wet public holiday before I stir myself. Nevertheless, thanks to all my correspondents who keep me up to date.

August 12th 2018


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