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, the club 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 below.  

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.

Our membership area is defined by the postcodes BB1 - BB7 inclusive, and by the towns of Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley (Mellor, Langho, Billington, Whalley and Clitheroe). Cycling UK members outside of this area are still eligible to ride with us. We usually cycle beyond this area, on Sundays, to the Yorkshire Dales, the Pennine Moors or to the Lancashire Coast.

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 Grid Reference
12/06/2022 Sunderland point RCP 09:00 Packed lunch   Long
19/06/2022 York Rally camping weekend          
26/06/2022 Jenny Brown's point WBS 09:00 Silverdale   Long
03/07/2022 Roman Ribble WBS 09:00 Ribchester Intro to group riding. 3 hours max inc cafe Short
10/07/2022 Saxon graves, Heysham RCP 09:00 Heysham   Long

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
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.

2022 Social Programme

The Clubroom is located at Methodist Church, Albert Street, Rishton, BB1 4JE and club night is Thursdays from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. The clubroom is open from Thursday 3rd March through to May 5th (excluding Maundy Thursday). The clubroom has a full social programme including digital 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 Presented by This weeks feature
7 Apr 22 Mrs & Mr Stott A Lincs adventure
14 Apr 22 Maundy Thursday ** NO MEETING **
21 Apr 22 Stew and Sue Clark A Tandem Surprise
28 Apr 22 Secretary Stott A review of the time since the last one
5 May 22 Anne and Tony Stott Riding around London


Other 2021 Diary Dates

Date Event Organiser / Start Time
??? Club Hill Climb  
??? Clubroom re-opens.  
Sun 10th Oct * 50 miles / 50 km within 5 hours Standard Ride Paul Smith
??? * Freewheel Competition  
??? * Superstars Competition  
??? * Tourist Competition  
??? Annual General Meeting (AGM)  
??? Christmas Weekend Away, venue: TBD  
Sun Dec Christmas Dinner: venue TBD
Advance Booking Required - see ????.
??? Christmas Party @ the clubroom  
................................... ..............................................................................................  

* => Event counts towards the 2021 Super Tourist Competition.

2021 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 100k Pts for 100m Pts for 200k Pts for GS Pts for FWC Pts for TH Pts for SSC Pts for TC Pts for HC Pts for PHC Pts for DIC Total

Key to Events:

Abbreviation Event
50 50 miles or 50km within 5 hours Standard Ride
100k 100 km within X hours Standard Ride
100m 100 miles within 9 hours Standard Ride
200k 200km within 12 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 5th August 2021.