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Salvatore

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Re: Winged Wheels
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2009, 08:12:23 pm »
Alfriston, Sussex, c. 1990 from Sludgegulper's flickr photostream.

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Re: Winged Wheels
« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2011, 09:37:48 pm »
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Winged Wheels
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2011, 09:59:16 pm »
I wish I had something spotted to post in this thread, I much prefer the Winged Wheel to the squidgy bike symbol they have now.
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Re: Winged Wheels
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2011, 10:05:37 pm »
I've used the pub in Horsted Keynes as a start / finish for a relaibility trial on the basis that they had the plaque so...

actually they were fine (Greene King pub in Land of Harveys; they need the business  ;))

Re: Winged Wheels
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2011, 10:17:47 pm »
Dolphin Hotel, Fore Street, Beer
Sorry about the street view link.  I was there last week for the bun fight after a funeral & didn't have a camera.

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Re: Winged Wheels
« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2011, 02:12:07 pm »
The delightful Royal Oak in Penrhyndeudraeth - very doubtful it welcomes cyclists anymore. And you wouldn't want to try and enter wearing SPD sandals as the pavement is usually ankle deep in fag ends and sputum - allegedly?



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Salvatore

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Re: Winged Wheels
« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2011, 05:06:39 pm »
The delightful Royal Oak in Penrhyndeudraeth - very doubtful it welcomes cyclists anymore. And you wouldn't want to try and enter wearing SPD sandals as the pavement is usually ankle deep in fag ends and sputum - allegedly?

It was on that street that John Harwood was assaulted on the Bryan Chapman a few years ago.

And here it is circa 1875, before it got its CTC sign. I wouldn't fancy running the gauntlet of this ugly bunch.

[The High Street, Penrhyndeudraeth] by LlGC ~ NLW, on Flickr
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

Salvatore

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Re: Winged Wheels
« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2011, 08:35:42 pm »
The Red Lion at Llanfihangel-Nant-Melan used to have one (at least it looks like one between the two upstairs windows)

Red Lion Inn, Llanfihangel-Nant-Melan by LlGC ~ NLW, on Flickr

but doesn't any more
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

Re: Winged Wheels
« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2011, 08:47:03 pm »
On a house in Ingleton.




That's the Dales one I was thinking of on the other thread - Thanks!

clarion

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Re: Winged Wheels
« Reply #34 on: November 20, 2011, 07:48:30 pm »
Alfriston, Sussex, c. 1990 from Sludgegulper's flickr photostream.



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Re: Winged Wheels
« Reply #35 on: November 22, 2011, 09:47:21 am »
This one is in Haworth, on the Black Bull inn, associated with Branwell Bronte (not a member of CTC, as far as I know).


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Re: Winged Wheels
« Reply #36 on: November 23, 2011, 08:55:18 am »
Returning from our trip along the Peddars Way last October I spotted this ...



... on The George Hotel in Cley, north Norfolk.

I made a point of explaining to the landlord what he had on his wall and how it might be nice if he looked after it.  He was quite busy so it was difficult to gauge his response.

Re: Winged Wheels
« Reply #37 on: November 28, 2011, 08:54:02 pm »
Should not YACF be planting its own signage in yonder spots?
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Re: Winged Wheels
« Reply #38 on: November 28, 2011, 08:58:25 pm »
Should not YACF be planting its own signage in yonder spots?

Not a bad idea although I dread to think what would be on the signs. Currently the only way we leave our mark is having a nocturnal wee in the ford at Terling.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Winged Wheels
« Reply #39 on: November 28, 2011, 09:15:36 pm »
I think that's an idea with a certain panache and utility together. For instance, some metal plaques to the same design as our badges. But I expect that would cost a lot more than badges! And persuading cafes, hostelries, even bike shops to display them might not be as easy as in days of yore. Finally, would they require planning permission? Much easier and cheaper, even though not so classy or long-lived, to produce stickers.
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Re: Winged Wheels
« Reply #40 on: November 28, 2011, 09:23:15 pm »
Isnt it hugely sad that the CTC does not place any value on these things any more?
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Winged Wheels
« Reply #41 on: November 28, 2011, 09:35:26 pm »
Indeed it is. It's also sad that we all, generally, don't value old signs much. I'm thinking of, for instance, old painted advertisements you see on shop walls. Those are difficult to preserve but Winged Wheels are a part of social history.

I wonder what the AA's attitude is to the old black and yellow "Safety first, 102 3/4 miles to London" signs you still see on old garages and hotels?
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Winged Wheels
« Reply #42 on: December 05, 2011, 08:04:15 pm »
There were posts upthread about the CTC trying to quietly forget about the Winged Wheel.

So how come it's on the cover of Cycle magazine? Looks like the original one, too, rather than the redesign of 1990-odd.
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Re: Winged Wheels
« Reply #43 on: December 05, 2011, 08:11:58 pm »
Can one purchase these things from the ctc?Actually I realise you cant cos the b&b 3 doors down from where this sign is has one of those vynil peel on stickers in its window. ???This being the one 2 boxs up from here .

CTC is trying to quietly forget the winged wheel in favour of the newer logo.  However, it is being kept alive by a few stalwarts - plus if CTC wants to use its powers to erect road signs, they have to bear the winged wheel symbol.

You can get cloth badges with tee winged wheel on them - but not from CTC directly.  I don't think they produce the winged wheel version of the 'Cyclists Welcome' signs/stickers any more.

I am proud to say I have a winged wheel cloth badge stitched to my Carradice Barley.  I bought the badge from the CTC during my first cycling career which was at it's height during the mid to late 1980s.

Re: Winged Wheels
« Reply #44 on: December 05, 2011, 08:14:26 pm »
What was wrong with the Winged Wheel anyways? Lovely symbol and piece of cycling history instead of the current inchoate mess?

Frere

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Re: Winged Wheels
« Reply #45 on: December 05, 2011, 08:15:47 pm »
What was wrong with the Winged Wheel anyways? Lovely symbol and piece of cycling history instead of the current inchoate mess?

Frere

Couldn't agree more.  It's a design classic with a real heritage .

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Winged Wheels
« Reply #46 on: April 16, 2012, 12:34:22 pm »


This was in a canalside pub in Bradford-on-Avon. It had obviously ended up there as part of a joblot of "historical" signs to add "atmosphere".
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Re: Winged Wheels
« Reply #47 on: April 17, 2012, 12:31:09 am »
Certainly atmospheric to me!

clarion

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Re: Winged Wheels
« Reply #48 on: May 20, 2012, 10:33:10 pm »
Ripe:

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Re: Winged Wheels
« Reply #49 on: May 20, 2012, 10:47:02 pm »
What was wrong with the Winged Wheel anyways? Lovely symbol and piece of cycling history instead of the current inchoate mess?

Frere

Couldn't agree more.  It's a design classic with a real heritage .

Apart from the Old English initials.