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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.

FLASH! May 4th 2016

Every now and again something special happens in Winged Wheel World! Could it be because it is Star Wars Day perhaps?

Wellington Museum in Somerset have restored a “Headquarters” wheel and reinstated it on the original building. I attended the official opening today thanks to the museum trustees. Picture here. Read about it here.


Please note that if you do email me on a change, 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.

January 1st  2016


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