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25th County of London Cyclist Battalion
26th (Cyclist) Volunteer Corps 25th (County of London) (Cyclists) Battalion, London Regiment
Recruiting Poster for the 25th County of London) Cyclists, c1912 (Imperial War Museum)
The unit was originally formed on 26 February 1888 as the 26th Middlesex (Cyclist) Volunteer Corps, as part of a growing interest in the use of bicycles for military uses. It originally comprised three troops lettered 'A' to 'C' and was originally linked to the King's Royal Rifle Corps. It was attached to the Inns of Court Regiment and was affiliated with the Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own).
^A chronicle of events connected with the 25th County of London Cyclist battalion, the London regiment, and the 26th Middlesex (cyclist) V.R.C., and military cycling in general. Originally published for the 25th London (Cyclist) Old Comrades' Association, 1932; [292 pgs.]
Maj R. Money Barnes, The Soldiers of London, London: Seeley Service, 1963.
Ian F. W. Beckett, Riflemen Form: A study of the Rifle Volunteer Movement 1859-1908, Aldershot: Ogilby Trusts, 1982, ISBN0-85936-271-X.
Osborne, Mike, 2006. Always Ready: The Drill Halls of Britain's Volunteer Forces, Partizan Press, Essex. ISBN1-85818-509-2