We were at Bourton on the Water in Gloucestershire over the weekend. An unusual logo caught my eye which I guessed might have been the Cyclist’s Touring Club (CTC) logo but it wasn’t completely sure. Turns out I was right, through the CTC website. It’s a rather strange looking logo with wings on a wheel (hence the title of Winged Wheels) and I think it looks a little creepy.
As you can see, it is modelled on a wheel with radial spoking. It was in use in Victorian times when the CTC came into existence. It all started in 1873 as the Bicycle Touring Club and re-tltled in 1883. Just two years later the membership doubled and passed the 20,000 mark representing strong growth.
Whether the Old New Inn was on the CTC map is unclear but I guess there must have been some connection. Perhaps a place to stay the night, or perhaps some sustainment for passing cyclists.
You might be interested in this, the history of the logo and the further information helpfully put together by (most Likely) the CTC in recent times.