Blackburn and District C.T.C.

Welcome message for visitors: 

Hello & welcome to the web page for the Blackburn & District CTC Member Group. Below you will find information about our cycling group and about some of the rides & other social events that we have planned in the coming weeks. If you would like to obtain more information then please feel free to send us an email using the link at the bottom of the page.  

At a Blackburn & District C.T.C. committee meeting on the 28th April 2016, the recent national CTC re-branding was discussed. The committee expressed disappointment with HQ at the lack of consultation about the change, and intend to continue with our current name. The matter will be open for discussion at the next AGM on the 3rd November 2016.  

Blackburn and District CTC (Cyclists Touring Club)
Club Anniversary Group Shot
 

About The Group

We are a friendly diverse club with active members ranging from family members with accompanying children as young as 1 year old to riders in their 80s. We take part in many of the various disciplines of cycling including cycle-touring, cycle racing (time-trialling, road racing, track racing on the velodrome), cycle commuting and also mountain biking. Several of our members have undertaken some very broad ranging cycle tours covering all continents, some taking more than a year to complete. Our enthusiasm for the many aspects of the sport of cycling has also contributed to several of our members becoming extremely fit and winning cycle racing medals at National level in recent years.

Given our rides programme, our social programme and our depth of experience of the sport of cycling we have a great deal to offer to any prospective new members. Sunday club rides are always relaxed and sociable and new members are always given a very warm welcome, plus plenty of support and encouragement. In addition to our Sunday rides programme, several of our members also run other ad-hoc rides of varying intensity levels throughout each week, which are generally organised on club runs or by email or text message.

Catchment area

Catchment area of the group: 

About details

Group contact details

Tony Stott – 01254 232537
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Our main events

There are no events entered at this time, please see the group's website for more details.

Our regular rides & events

Please see the group's website for further details

About our rides

Information about the group rides: 

Our main ride of the week is the Sunday club ride. The club has operated a club ride on almost every Sunday for the whole of its 90 year history. In addition to the Sunday rides there are ad-hoc midweek and Saturday morning rides run by members, but these are usually organised at the clubroom or on the Sunday club ride. The schedule of upcoming Sunday rides is:

Date Destination Meeting Place Start Time Lunch Stop Tea Stop Approx.
dist
(miles)
17/07/16   Kingsdale   WBS   09:00   Ingleton   Settle   80  
24/07/16   100km (Joint with Burnley & Pendle CTC)   WBS   09:00   Knott End     65  
31/07/16   Cold Edge   WBS   09:00   Hebden Bridge   Barrowford   65  
07/08/16   Sambo's Grave   RCP   09:00   Morecambe   Cobble Hey   70  
14/08/16   Silverdale Road & Darnbrook   WBS   09:00   Halton Gill   Airton   70  
21/08/16   Cowper's Cross   WBS   09:00   Ilkley   Gargrave   75  
28/08/16   100 miles (Joint with Burnley & Pendle CTC)   WBS   07:00   Clapham     100  
04/09/16   Buttertubs Pass (Car Assisted)   RM   09:00   Raven's Seat   Cowan Bridge   80  
11/09/16   The World's Largest Mirror Ball   RCP   09:00   Knott End   Tickled Trout   75  
18/09/16   Langstrothdale Chase   WBS   09:00   Buckden   West Marton   70  
25/09/16   Glasson Dock     WBS   09:00   Café de Lune   Little Town Dairy   65  
02/10/16   Trollers Gill   WBS   09:30   Burnsall   Airton   60  
09/10/16   Roeburndale   WBS   09:30   Wray   Scorton   70  
16/10/16   Fylde Coast   RCP   09:30   Blackleach   Chipping   65  
23/10/16   Black Bank   WBS   09:30   Clapham   Gardenmakers   55  
30/10/16   Treasure Hunt * & Freewheel Competition *   WBS   09:30   Tosside     40  
06/11/16   Salmon Run   WBS   09:30   Feizor     50  
13/11/16   Trough of Bowland   RCP   09:30   Sausage Sizzle     50  
20/11/16   Tourist Competition (OS Maps: 102, 103, 109)   BR   09:30   Wheelton     40  
27/11/16   Grizedale   WBS   09:30   Applestore     50  
04/12/16   Christmas Dinner @ Greendale Café     14:00   Downham      
11/12/16   Jane Eyre Country   WBS   09:30   Wycollar     35  
18/12/16   Rome & Wham   WBS   09:30   Knights Table     45  
26/12/16   Clarion House Christmas Jacob's Join   WBS   09:30   Clarion House     25  

Please note that the start times shown above are the departure times from the meeting point, so you should aim to arrive there in advance of the stated time.

Meeting Places

The meeting places used for clubruns are:

Abbreviation Meeting Place
ATH Accrington Town Hall
BR Brownhill "Roundabout"
BTH Blackburn Town Hall
C Clitheroe (White Horse, 11 Market Place)
CTL Clayton-le-Moors Traffic Lights
DB Darwen Boundary
ITL Intack Traffic Lights
N Norden High School / Primetime, Rishton
RCP Ribchester Car Park
RM Rathmell
W Whalley Abbey West Gate
WBS Whalley Bus Station, Whalley
WCP Whalley Arms Car Park, Whalley

 

Monday Touring Rides

 

The meeting place for these runs is Wilpshire train station at 9:15am for a 9:30am departure. For these runs a packed lunch / picnic should be taken along. Further information is available from Steve Gregson on either 01254 812458 or 01268 542835

Social Programme

The Clubroom is located at Primetime, Stourton Street, Rishton, BB1 4ED and club night is Thursdays from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. The clubroom is open most Thursdays through the Autumn / Winter / Spring months from September through to (approximately) April. The clubroom has a full social programme including slide presentation evenings and quiz / competition nights. The clubroom is the best way to get to meet club members and to gain information about required equipment and required fitness levels before attempting club rides. So please give it a try!

 

Date Event Organiser / Start Time
Thu 17th Mar An Irish Night    
  CLUBROOM re-opens on Thurs 29th SEPT  
     
Thu 29th Sep CLUBROOM RE-OPENS FOR AUTUMN / WINTER
* Superstars Competition
 
Thu 6th Oct Members' Pictures
(bring your own slides / pictures)
 
Thu 13th Oct Norway, Land of Fjords and Trolls Tom Melling
Thu 20th Oct Tandem Style 2 Stewart & Sue Clarke
Thu 27th Oct Clubroom CLOSED for Half Term  
Thu 3rd Nov Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Plus entries for Print & Digital Comps
 
Thu 10th Nov Pyrenees Adventure Peter Monk
Thu 17th Nov The 40 County Tops of England Anne & Tony Stott
Thu 24th Nov The Peddars Way Mick & Sylvia Jay
Thu 1st Dec * Print & Digital Competitions  
Thu 8th Dec Via Ferrata in the Dolomites John Cowburn
Sat 3rd Dec Christmas Youth Hostel Weekend: Malham Dave Collinge
Sun 4th Dec Christmas Dinner: Greendale Cafe  
Thu 15th Dec Christmas Party @ the Clubroom  

 

Other Diary Dates

Date Event Organiser / Start Time
Sun 17th Apr * 50 miles or 50km in 5 hours Std. Ride Paul Smith  
Sun 15th May * 100 miles in 9 hours Std. Ride  
Thu 19th May 2up Team Time Trial, St. Michaels course  
Wed 8th Jun SPOCO Time Trial, Bashall Eaves  
Sun 12th Jun * 200km in 12 hours Std. Ride  
Sat 25th Jun * 200 miles in 24 hours Std. Ride  
Wed 17th Aug * Club Hill Climb, Close Brow, Rishton 7pm  
Sun 4th Sep * Beard Cup Hill Climb  
     

* => Event counts towards the 2016 Super Tourist Competition.

2016 Super Tourist Competition Current Standings

Every year the club holds several rides and competitions. As well as the individual competitions there is an overall Supertourist competition which awards a trophy to the competitor who has been most consistent in the individual events. The current standings in the Supertourist competition are:

 

Pos Name Pts for 50 Pts for 100 Pts for 125 Pts for 200 Pts for GS Pts for FWC Pts for TH Pts for BC Pts for SSC Pts for TC Pts for HC Pts for PHC Pts for DIC Total
1= Stewart Clark 50 100 125 200 500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 975
1= Sue Clark 50 100 125 200 500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 975
1= Chris Fitzer 50 100 125 200 500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 975
1= Paul Melling 50 100 125 200 500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 975
5 John Cowburn 50 100 0 200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 350
6= Leo Gebbie 50 100 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 275
6= Susan Howarth 50 100 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 275
6= Ryan Howarth 50 100 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 275
6= Tony Stott 50 100 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 275
6= Anne Stott 50 100 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 275
11 Paul Smith 31 100 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 256
12 Dave Collinge 0 100 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 225
13 Steve Hodgson 50 0 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 175
14= Janice Cowburn 50 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 150
14= Barry Hall 50 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 150
14= Richard John 50 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 150
17 Nick Mackey 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
18= Pete Bradford 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
18= Richard Broomhead 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
18= Kevin Buck 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
18= Mark Clegg 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
18= Jackie Duerden 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
18= Phil Hacking 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
18= Craig Hoyles 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
18= Sandra Johnson 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
18= Ebi Karimi 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
18= Lesley Miller 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
18= John Ramsden 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
18= Ian Stott 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
18= Harry Taylor 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
18= Phil Taylor 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
18= Susan Whitehead 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
33= Margaret Brown 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
33= James Cooper 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
33= Helen Dawson-Smith 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
33= Jim Duerden 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
33= Mick Jay 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
33= Pam Prenton 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
33= Matthew Smith 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
33= Charlotte Smith 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
33= Susan Stansfield 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
33= Steve Thompson 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
33= John Yates 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
33= Anne Yates 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31

 

Key to Events:

Abbreviation Event
50 50 miles within 5 hours Standard Ride
100 100 miles within 9 hours Standard Ride
125 200km within 12 hours Standard Ride
200 200 miles within 24 hours Standard Ride
GS Grand Slam (All 4 Standard Rides Completed)
FWC Freewheel Competition
TH Treasure Hunt
BC Beard Cup Event - compete and / or just ride out to support
SSC Superstars Competition
TC Tourist Competition
HC Club Hill Climb
PHC Photographic Competition (3 pictures mounted on card, with caption, one picture must have a bike on)
DIC Digital Image Competition

 

Last update: Friday 15th July 2016

 

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