Midland Cycle Club receives historical trophies from 1895

Midland Cycle Club has been gifted trophies more than 120 years old.
Midland Cycle Club has been gifted trophies more than 120 years old.

THE grandson of a founding member of the Midland Cycle Club has gifted trophies and memorabilia to the club dating as far back as 1895.

Club President Lachlan McCrea said they were rapt to receive the gift.

“Over the years, memorabilia of the club’s history has been lost, stolen or become scarce, so it was with great delight that a member of the public made contact saying they had some cycling memorabilia connected with the club,” he said.

Midland Cycle Club has been gifted trophies more than 120 years old.

“We are incredibly grateful for Ray Nancarrow contacting us and donating original trophies to the club that were won by his grandfather and his uncle.

“One of the trophies was presented for a race won on a penny farthing.”

Mr McCrea said Midland Cycle Club has a long history with cycling in Western Australia with its roots dating back to the late 1880s.

“The club was established circa 1900 under the name Guildford-Midland Cycle Club and since then has been instrumental in the development and support of West Australian cyclists,” he said.

“As a club we have produced multiple state, national and world champions as well as numerous professional riders.”