His­tory

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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!”

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