Blackburn and District C.T.C.

Cycling UK Member Group

Blackburn and District C.T.C.

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.  

Our activities 
Leisure/Touring rides
About us 

We are a friendly diverse club with active members ranging from family members with accompanying young children 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.

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)
09/02/2020 Hoffman Lime Kiln WBS 09:30 Knight Stainforth   Medium
16/02/2020 Circuit of Pendle WBS 09:30 Esse   Short
23/02/2020 Through the Drumlin Field WBS 09:30 Abbots Harbour   Medium
01/03/2020 * Clapham Tunnels
{Super Tourist Comp ride}
WBS 09:30 Clapham   Medium
08/03/2020 Whelpstone Cragg WBS 09:30 Settle   Medium
15/03/2020 Rivington BR 09:30 Rivington Tea Rooms   Medium
22/03/2020 Wardley's Creek
{Mothering Sunday 2020}
RCP 09:30 Knott End   Long
29/03/2020 Car assisted ride from Warton (near Carnforth)
{British Summer Time begins today}
  09:30 Staveley   Medium
05/04/2020 * 50 miles / 50km in 5 hours
{Super Tourist Comp ride - Paul Smith}
WBS 09:30 Settle   Medium
12/04/2020 Lancaster & its Canals
{Easter Sunday 2020}
RCP 09:00 Lancaster   Long
19/04/2020 Circuit of Ingleborough WBS 09:00 Ingleton   Long
26/04/2020 Arncliffe
{Car Assisted ride with B&P CTC, starting @ Esse}
  09:30 Kilnsey   Medium
03/05/2020 * Treasure Hunt
{Super Tourist Comp ride - Tony Stott}
WBS 09:00 Gardenmakers   Short
10/05/2020 Rufford
{Early May Public Holiday Weekend - Fri 08/05/20}
BR 09:00 Twin Lakes Velo Cafe   Medium
17/05/2020 Long Causeway WBS 09:00 Hebden Bridge   Long
24/05/2020 Sunderland Point
{Spring Bank Holiday Weekend}
RCP 08:30 Packed Lunches req'd   Long
31/05/2020 The Silver Dale WBS 09:00 Katie's Cuppas   Long
07/06/2020 * Cross o' Greet / Great Stone of four stones
{Super Tourist Comp ride}
WBS 09:00 Ingleton   Long
14/06/2020 Mawdesley Hill BR 09:00 Twin Lakes Velo Cafe   Medium
21/06/2020 Portsmouth
{York Cycle Rally Weekend}
WBS 09:00 Todmorden   Long
28/06/2020 Earls Crag WBS 09:00 Glusburn   Long
05/07/2020 * 100km in 6.5 hours
{Super Tourist Comp ride - Anne Stott}
RCP 09:00 Knott End   Long
12/07/2020 Leighton Moss WBS 08:00 RSPB Café   Long
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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
BR Brownhill Roundabout
RCP Ribchester Car Park
WBS Whalley Bus Station, 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.

2020 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 16th Jan Review of the Year 2019 Stewart Clark
Thu 23rd Jan Potato Pie Prize Presentation Evening
(7:15pm start)
Tickets £6 from:
Anne Stott (01254 232537)
or Caroline Collinge (01200 445245)
 
Thu 30th Jan Iceland John Cowburn
Thu 6th Feb The Haweswater Pipeline Anne & Tony Stott
Thu 13th Feb Himalayan Kingdom Mick Jay
Thu 20th Feb *** CLUBROOM CLOSED FOR HALF TERM ***  
Thu 27th Feb Colombia Ian Stott
Thu 5th Mar Shuttleworth Cave Peter Monk
Thu 12th Mar Shetland & Orkney Richard Dugdale
Thu 19th Mar Another Nail-Biting Quiz Challenge with Burnley & Pendle CTC Richard John
Thu 26th Mar Cycling Video Clips, snippets of adventures & club fun.
Plus Racing Q&A
 
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Other 2020 Diary Dates

Date Event Organiser / Start Time
Thu 23rd Jan Prize Presentation Evening, 7:15pm @ the clubroom  
Mon 17th Feb Colne Quiz at Boyce's Barrell Bar  
Thu 19th Mar Quiz Challenge with Burnley & Pendle CTC @ the clubroom  
Sun 5th Apr * 50 miles / 50 km within 5 hours Standard Ride Paul Smith
Sun 3rd May * Treasure Hunt Tony Stott
Thu 7th May 2up Team Time Trial Anne Stott
Wed 17th Jun SPOCO Time Trial, Bashall Eaves Richard John
Sun 5th Jul * 100km in 6.5 hours Standard Ride Anne Stott
??? Club Hill Climb  
??? Clubroom re-opens.  
??? * Freewheel Competition  
??? * Superstars Competition  
??? * Tourist Competition  
??? Annual General Meeting (AGM)  
Thu 5th Nov Closing date for Club Magazine articles.  
??? Christmas Weekend Away, venue: TBD  
Sun 12th Dec Christmas Dinner: venue TBD
Advance Booking Required - see Lesley Miller.
 
??? Christmas Party @ the clubroom  
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* => Event counts towards the 2019 Super Tourist Competition.

2020 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 Competitor Jan Feb Mar Apr
50s
May
TH
Jun Jul
100km
Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec S/Stars Tourist
Comp
Dig.
Image
Photo
Comp
TOTAL
=1 Dave Galloway 20 20                             40
=1 Lesley Miller 20 20                             40
=1 Stewart Clark 20 20                             40
=1 Sue Clark 20 20                             40
=5 Anne Stott   20                             20
=5 Janice Cowburn   20                             20
=5 John Cowburn   20                             20
=5 Nick Mackey 20                               20
=5 Paul Heald   20                             20
=5 Steve Hodgson 20                               20
=5 Tony Stott   20                             20
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Last update: Thursday 6th February 2020.