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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.

As usual, I get around to an update on this site over the Christmas holiday season. So, some updates collected through 2013 are now applied, and thanks to all the people who have reported them.

In 1990 I took over various lists from a number of people and combined them for the first time on a computer disk. In 2001 it became obvious that the web was the best place to present the information. Over the last few years I have been able to use Google Street View to verify some sightings and so now, logically, all can be placed on a Google map which makes for a great simplification. I have abandoned using counties and countries in the descriptions too.

January 2014


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