Volume One: Rough Stuff

Charlie Chadwick was an amazing man. Born in Bolton in 1904, he joined the C.T.C. in his late ‘teens, and started to record and illustrate his travels. His writing is of a very high standard and his illustrations are in the style of Patterson. His early years were spent with an elite group of like minded souls, nicknamed the “We are 7″, to a man all hard riders. Every ride was an endurance test, especially with the equipment in those times. With his love of the high and lonely places, his knowledge of the byways and remote tracks, and his photography, it is little wonder that he was a founder member of the Rough Stuff Fellowship and indeed their first Chairman. RSF members still compete annually for the Charlie Chadwick Memorial Trophy photographic competition.

Volume One: Rough Stuff

Contents include:


  1. The We Are Seven Cycling Club
  2. Diary – January to March 1922
  3. Diary – April 1922
  4. Diary – January 1923
  5. Bolton Wakes Week Holiday 1923
  6. Bolton Wakes Week Holiday 1924
  7. Monks Dale
  8. In the Ravine of the Derbyshire Wye
  9. Three on Tour
  10. Lilac Time
  11. In the Country of Craven
  12. How We Went Camp-site Hunting
  13. A Camping We will Go
  14. In Festive Mood
  15. The Road
  16. Across the Shire of Broad Acres
  17. In these Deep Solitudes
  18. An Illuminations Tale
  19. Across the Dales
  20. Scottish Holidays – Part 1
  21. Scottish Holidays – Part 2
  22. Camping Cameos – A Polar Experience

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