John Madeley rode regularly a Manchester section of the CTC from 1950 to 1960 and served as the club’s press officer. He now rides with the Reading group and has written that begins with memories of CTC rides in the 1950s.
In 1997 John cycled the French ‘end to end’ from Channel to the Med, raising nearly £6,000 for charity. He recorded details of the ride as he rode along. The book of the ride (originally titled “Ride for the Future”) has been re-published in Kindle form as “From the Channel to the Med: A Cycle Ride through France”, price 99p.