Formed in 1935, initially as a social club to support the many people new to the booming sport of cycling, BJW provided an alternative to other slightly older local racing clubs. However, while two of the seven founding members were away on holiday a time trial was held and BJW has been a racing club ever since.
Over the years the club has had many notable riders. Trevor Fenwick rode as a professional in the 1950s and was an early pioneer of road racing, being one of the first British riders to race on the continent and the first British winner of a Belgian race.
Fenwick joined the Jubilee in retirement, setting many age group records including the over70s Hour mark. He competed all his life and was due to attack the World Veterans Championship when diagnosed with illness, he died aged 86.
Mick Tarrant and Andy Storey, founders of national cycle clothing brand Prendas Ciclismo, have both been members, as Eamonn Deane tells me, “We were one of the smartest clubs around as we were the only ones with Etxeondo kit!”