On June 22nd 1934, thirteen prospective Nomads met at the “Old Barn” in South Wimbledon. They were: Jack and Alec Baker, Roy Newton, Eddie Vowdon, ‘Tubby’ Kentesher, Fred Aldred, R Wilby, Alan Sproat, Fred Boxall, C Wheeler, A Evans, Norman Marsh, and Larry La Roche, who became the first club secretary. They had all been members of the Ravensbury C.C. and were unhappy with the way it was being run.
The title chosen for the new club was ‘Nomads’ C C, but there was already a club with that name in Rickmansworth, so the prefix ’34 was added and the ’34 Nomads became the accepted name.
Within a year the club was promoting open time trials, with a 50 being organised early in 1935.
However it was the Sunday runs that were the mainstay of the club. Every weekend there was a run starting from Clapham South, with a runs list appearing in the regular monthly club magazine.
Over the years ’34 Nomads members have competed at International level on Numerous occasions. Tony Alston has compiled a list of those of whom he has a record. We hesitated to publish the list as almost certainly somebody will have been omitted. THIS IS NOT DELIBERATE. If you see a mistake please let us know and we will add to the list. Tony was living in Wales for a period during the late sixties/early seventies, so there may be gaps at that time. We are sure there are some rides at the Worlds that have been left out. We know that Nick Barnes rode in the World Championship Road, but we are unsure of which year that was.
1955. World Championship Cyclo Cross Paddy Hoban
1956. World Championship Cyclo Cross Paddy Hoban and Don Stone
1957. World Championship Cyclo Cross Don Stone
1958. World Championship Road Race Ernie Scally
1968. Olympic Games Team Pursuit Ron Keeble
1971. World Championship Team Pursuit Ron Keeble
1972. Olympic Games Team Pursuit Ron Keeble
1972. Olympic Games Tandem Sprint Dave Rowe
1973. World Championship Team Pursuit Rik Evans
1974. Commonwealth Games Team Pursuit Rik Evans
1975. World Championship Team Pursuit Rik Evans
1975. World Championship Sprint Dave Le Grys
1976. Junior World Championship Team Pursuit Glen Mitchell
1978. Commonwealth Games Team Pursuit Glen Mitchell, Tony James, Pete Hamilton
1979. World Championship Team Pursuit Sean Yates
1979. World Championship Individual Pursuit Sean Yates
1979. World Championship 50 Km Points. Glen Mitchell
1980. Olympic games Team Pursuit. Glen Mitchell, Sean Yates
1981. World Championship 50 Km Points. Glen Mitchell
1981. World Championship Road Race Sean Yates
1982. World Championship Woman’s Sprint Sue Lee
1982. Commonwealth Games Team Pursuit Pete Hamilton
1984. Junior World Championship Road Race Simon Cope
1985. World Championship Team Time Trial Tim Stevens
1986. World Student Games Steve Marchant
???? World Championship Road Race Nick Barnes.
Well that’s it. Tony awaits your corrections and additions with interest.