Charlie himself describes the day as a glorious one, so it must have been. Earlier on in this year of 1923 the Bolton section of the CTC had formed a racing offshoot, named the Lancashire Road Club, in order to compete with other clubs. The CTC did not believe that competitive events sat well with the full name of the CTC i.e. Cyclists Touring Club, so in order to enter competitive events an off shoot club had to be formed, or risk losing members who wished to take up competition.
So in 1923 the LRC was formed, and I can tell you that they are a big club still, very popular and who organise lots of races in the course of the annual calendar.