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Sobriquets

The Badminton Library

Cycling Volume, written by Viscount Bury K.C.M.G. and Lacy Hillier

Published by Longmans Green & Co., London 1889

“The oldest club in existence is the Pickwick Bicycle Club, formed in June, 1870. It took its name from the work of Charles Dickens, and for some reason now forgotten the members each chose nom de guerre from the pages of the “Pickwick Papers”, the captain of the club  being “Pickwick”. It is amusing now to look back at this early idea of club life; but so energetically was it then taken up that to this day the gentlemen who dubbed themselves “Grummer”, “Count Smorltork”, or “Smangle” are as well known by those appellations as by their own patronymics. The “Pickwick Fathers”, as the club men are called, have always been loyal supporters of all associations and movements founded for the good of the sport, and they have had good men on the racing path, and hard workers in the council chamber. The old club is still a flourishing and vigorous association, although, like many other senior clubs, it has retired somewhat into private life.” 


Our rules state that 'Each Member shall adopt the sobriquet allocated by the Management Committee, being the name of some male character in the Pickwick Papers, and be addressed as such at all meetings of the Club.'

 

Soubriquet  Handbook 2017
Soubriquet Surname
Alfred Jingle BEALE R W
Anthony Humm PEEL M
Augustus Snodgrass ENNIS M C
Baille Mac Something MORRIS J E
Ben Allen WINTER K F
Bill Stumps ROWLAND G
Bill the Turnkey KEEN D L
Bilson WILKINSON A
Blunderbore STANFORTH R A G
Bob Sawyer TAYLOR G
Boffer MESSENGER C O
Boots MORGAN J L
Boz DICKENS I
Brother Tadger BURLEY C C
Brother Mordlin SALTRICK C
Brown of Muggleton TRAXTON P T
Bullman VANDERVILT B D
Charley the Pot-boy STEVENS A
Charles Fitz-Marshall DONALD A
Clergyman of Dingley Dell CHAPMAN T
Colonel Bulder DAVIES P J
Count Smorltork COSTELLO V
Crookey LOVETT G
Daniel Grummer UPTON D
Deacon CHAMBERLAINE S
Dismal Jemmy UPTON R H
Dodson WIGLEY M J
Don Bolaro Fizzgig TONKIN K
Dr Payne (of the 43rd) STEVENS T
Dr Slammer MACDONALD CARD P
Dubbley FISHER T
Fogg GILLAN J
Foreman of the Jury EELES I F
Frank Simmery STIBAL H
George Barnwell FLETCHER D W
George Heyling WHITTINGHAM I
George Nupkins DOYLE A
George The Embarressed  Gentleman PHIZACKLEA D
George the Father WREGHITT C M
Harris WILLIAMS C R
Henry SMITH M
Hon. Mr Chrushton GRITTON N
Hon Wilmot Snipe BRADBURY H
Hon. Samuel Slumkey SMITH R G
Horatio Fizkin WHY I
Hunt HITCHMAN R
Isaac SMITH RJ
Jack CREASEY J
Jack Bamber NISBET P
Jack Ketch WHATMORE K
Jack Martin MIST J W J
Jackson NORMAN R
Jem DEAR R
Jinkins DICKIE G J
Job Trotter QUINN D
Joe the Fat Boy ROSE S A
John BARNES D
John Edmunds The Convict HEMINGTON R
John Smauker CARROLL V
Jonas Mudge KEEN DAVID
Joseph Smiggers Esq P.V.P.M.P.C BULLEN S R
King Lud FISHER G
King of the Goblins SIMPSON R
Lord Mutanhed SIMPSON S B
Lt. Tappleton EVANS D
Marquis of Filletoville MUNNS J V
Martin the Surly Coachman MORGAN ANDREW
Master Tommy Bardell DADSWELL R
Moses Pickwick MOORE N R
Mayor of Eatanswill ALLEN G
Mr Blotton (of Aldgate) McMILLAN J
Mr Brooks RADFORD M
Mr Cluppins GIBBONS M
Mr Crawley DODD D R
Mr Dibdin PRENTICE S
Mr Dowler ENNIS S
Mr Dumkins GREEN P
Mr Green YOUNG G
Mr Griggs WEBB R
Mr Grundy REID C
Mr Gunter GOODALL D
Mr H Walker PAINE A T
Mr Hutley BROWN D G
Mr Jinks ROCHFORD A
Mr Justice Stareleigh GRAY R G
Mr Leo Hunter DEVINE P
Mr Lowten STEINLE A
Mr Luffey BURGESS J
Mr Mallard KELLY R W
Mr Miller LOVETT S
Mr Noddy WILSON P
Mr Perker GIBBONS C
Mr Phunky DODD I
Mr Podder DEVINE D
Mr Pott RADFORD D
Mr Raddle LOVETT R
Mr Sanders HUTTON C
Mr SkimpIn WILDMAN N
Mr Slasher BANNINGTON S
Mr Smithie GODDARD J K
Mr Snicks BLOOR N
Mr Staple TYLER C C
Mr Struggles MADDIN M
Mr Tuckle GIBBONS R D
Mr Warren BENSTEAD S
Mr Watty MASON-ELLIOT S
Mr Wicks MEPHAM J S
Mr Winkle, Senior WARWICK R A
Muzzle TURNER J
Nathaniel Pipkin CHICKEN R J
Neddy CROSS R
Nockemorf MATHER G
Old Lobbs SANDELL A
Old Nobs BOOTH D R
Old Wardle LONGLAND G
Peter Magnus ROBINS K G
Phiz GUTHRIE C
Pimkin ENNIS K
Price DADSWELL T
Prince Bladud TYLER J
Pruffle HEGARTY J A
Quanko Samba PARR F C
Ramsey WILKINSON K
Richard Upwitch TYLER C R
Sam the Driver O'REGAN M
Samkin LEGG P J
Serjeant Buzfuz DOWNHAM S
Serjeant Snubbin STEED J
Shiny Villiam MILLWARD K
Sidney Porkenham MUNNS DAVID
Simpson SMYTH D
Sir Geoffrey Manning BENMAX P D
Sir Thomas Blazo COMPTON C
Sir Thomas Clubber PEACOCK H F
Slum ASH A R E
Slurk CHAPMAN P F
Small-check COLLINS L D
Smangle JAMES M
Smithers LINCOLN D S
Smouch GIBBONS D
Sniggle WRIGHT T A
Snob STEWART P
Soloman Lucas MORGAN Alec
Solomon Pell MCKELLOW D
Stiles REGESTER G
Stumpy JAMES C
The Bagman FELLMAN S
The Chancery Prisoner HARGROVES P
The Chaplain PRITCHARD A W
The Cobbler TRIBE N
The Infant Lambert YOUNG J
The Late Lord Chancellor HOPKINS M
The Late Mr Bardell FARROW W
The Middlesex Dumpling BUNYAN M
The Red Headed Man RENAUD G
The Red Nosed Mr Stiggins BEVAN T J
The Scientific Gentleman BONNER D
The Secretary BEALE N
The Shepherd MIST B
The Suffolk Bantam WRIGHT S
The Zephyr CROSS E
Thomas BANNISTER S
Thomas Burton STRAW J
Thomas Groffin WALKER R
Tom Cummins UPTON P
Tom Martin CHICKEN C B O
Tom Smart THALER P
Tommy the Waterman DAVIES J
Tracy Tupman SIMPSON D B
Villam MESSENGER K
Welps TAYLOR D W
Whiffen SMITH J
Wilkins Flasher LEGG E
Wilkins, the Gardener KNIGHT H
Young Cripps BLACKLER H B
Young Edmunds BLYTH A J G