The Govan Clarion Cycling Club c 1910.
The Clarion newspaper was founded in 1891 by Robert Blatchford, a Manchester-based journalist and socialist. The weekly left-wing publication became very sucessful and inspired readers to create their own network of leisure clubs and facilities, such as socialist holiday camps, camera clubs, choirs and a national network of cycling clubs for like-minded socialists. Some members of the Clarion Cycling Clubs went a stage further, setting up the Clarion Scouts to tour villages and towns spreading the socialist message by distributing leaflets and making public speeches.
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums
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