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.  

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
Send this group an email
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Our main events

There are no events entered at this time, please contact the group for more details.

Our regular rides & events

Please contact the group 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.
06/08/2017   Dallam Tower   RCP   09:00   Leighton Moss   Scorton   75  
13/08/2017   Kilnsey Crag   WBS   09:00   Halton Gill   Feizor   75  
20/08/2017   Deepdale   WBS   09:00   Ingleton   Knight's Table   75  
27/08/2017   Barden Tower   WBS   09:00   Storiths   Gargrave   65  
03/09/2017   Mystery Tour (Stewart Clark)   WBS   09:00       50  
10/09/2017   Rufford Old Hall   BR   09:00   Mere Brow   Wheelton   65  
17/09/2017   Bingley Five Rises   WBS   09:00   Bingley   Clarion House   60  
24/09/2017   Car Assisted Ride  
Meet at Hawes Station Yard Car Park,  
Burtersett Rd, DL8 3NT  
Hawes   09:30        
01/10/2017   Mountains of the Fylde   RCP   09:30   Knott End   Little Dairy   65  
08/10/2017   Cold Edge   WBS   09:30   Hebden Bridge   Barrowford   65  
15/10/2017   Malham Tarn   WBS   09:30   Airton   Gardenmakers   55  
22/10/2017   Tourist Competition *   WBS   09:30        
29/10/2017   Joint Run with Burnley & Pendle CTC  
Meet @ Laneshaw Bridge  
  09:30   Ilkley     50  
05/11/2017   Treasure Hunt* & Freewheel Competition*   WBS   09:30        
12/11/2017   Salmon Run   WBS   09:30   Knight's Table     50  
19/11/2017   Bleara Moor   WBS   09:30   West Marton     55  
25/11/2017   Youth Hostel Weekend to Arnside  
(See Stewart Clark for details)  
03/12/2017   Anglezarke   BR   09:30   Wheelton     45  
10/12/2017   Bleasdale Tower   RCP   09:30   Applestore     45  
17/12/2017   The Twelve Gates of Christmas  
plus Christmas Lunch at 2pm  
WBS   09:30   Greendale (2pm)      
24/12/2017   Little Bowland   WBS   09:30   Dunsop Bridge     35  
31/12/2017   The Ebbing & Flowing Well   WBS   09:30   Feizor     45  

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. All welcome. 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 23rd Mar The Glory of Lakeland Members Pictures
Digital & Slides
Thu 30th Mar Let's get Quizzical
A Fun Digital Quiz.
Richard John
Thu 28th Sep Clubroom re-opens for Autumn Social Programme.
Superstars Competition
Thu 28th Sep Superstars* - Fun & games,
suitable for all ages
Thu 5th Oct A day out.
A nostalgic cycling film by Alan Bennett.
Thu 12th Oct Night Train to Insbrugh Caroline & Dave Collinge.
Thu 19th Oct Welsh Rare Bits & the Up & Downs of the BCQ Stew & Sue Clark,
Anne & Tony Stott
Thu 26th Oct Club AGM
plus entries for Print & Digital Competitions
Thu 2nd Nov ### Clubroom Closed (Half Term) ###  
Thu 9th Nov Christmas in Patagonia Richard John
Ian Stott
Thu 16th Nov The Tarn Gorges & Ken Day Rides Again… Anne & Tony Stott
Thu 23rd Nov National Parks of North America John Cowburn
Thu 30th Nov Japan Richard Dugdale
Thu 7th Dec Print & Digital Competition*  
Thu 14th Dec Chris Lee & his Amazing Adventures Chris Lee
Thu 21th Dec Christmas Party & Jacobs Join  
Thu 28th Dec ### Clubroom Closed (Half Term) ###  
Thu 4th Jan ### Clubroom Closed (Half Term) ###  
Thu 11th Jan /01 A trip down memory lane
plus: Signing on for all club reliability events.


Other Diary Dates

Date Event Organiser / Start Time
Thu 26th Jan Prize Presentation Evening @ clubroom  
Sun 19th Mar * 50 miles or 50km in 5 hours Std. Ride Paul Smith  
Sun 14th May * 100 miles in 10 hours Std. Ride Richard John  
Thu 18th May 2up Team Time Trial, St. Michaels course Anne Stott  
Wed 7th Jun SPOCO Time Trial, Bashall Eaves Helen Lang  
Sun 11th Jun * 200km in 12 hours Std. Ride  
Sat 24th Jun * 200 miles in 24 hours Std. Ride  
Wed 16th Aug * Club Hill Climb, Close Brow, Rishton 7pm  
??? * Beard Cup Hill Climb  
Thu 26th Oct Annual General Meeting (AGM)  
Sun 5th Nov * Treasure Hunt - meet Whalley @ 09:30
* Freewheel Competition - Marl Hill @ 14:30
Thu 30th Nov Closing date for club magazine articles  
Sat 2nd Dec Christmas Youth Hostel Weekend: Destination TBC  
Sun 3rd Dec Christmas Dinner: Location TBC  
Thu 21st Dec Christmas Party @ the clubroom  

* => Event counts towards the 2017 Super Tourist Competition.

2017 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= Susan Howarth 50 100 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 275
1= Ryan Howarth 50 100 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 275
1= Paul Melling 50 100 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 275
4= Sue Clark 0 100 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 225
4= Stewart Clark 0 100 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 225
6 Lesley Miller 50 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 150
7= Toni Ashton 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
7= Chris Cahill 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
9= Richard Broomhead 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
9= Chris Fitzer 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
9= Arthur Hargreaves 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
9= Paul Smith 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50


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: Tuesday 2nd August 2017


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