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)
14/10/2018   Tour of Ingleborough   WBS   09:30   Ingleton     Long  
21/10/2018   Langber Lane   WBS   09:30   Settle     Medium  
28/10/2018   Treasure Hunt & Freewheel Competitions   WBS   09:30   Wait & see!      
04/11/2018   Stew's mystery tour 2   WBS   09:30   Thadudby Telling!     ???  
11/11/2018   Remembrance Day - 100yrs since WW1   WBS   09:30   Hellifield      
18/11/2018   Fylde Flyer   WBS   09:30   Roots     Medium  
25/11/2018   Kettlewell Weekend     09:30        
02/12/2018   Wheelton   WBS   09:30   Wheelton     Short  
09/12/2018   Pendle Lanes   WBS   09:30   Esse at Barlick     Short  
16/12/2018   12 Gates of Christmas & Christmas Meal   WBS   09:30   Gisburn PO     Short  
23/12/2018   Airton & Settle Winter Solstice   WBS   09:30   Airton     Medium  
30/12/2018   Feizor   WBS   09:30   Feizor     Medium  

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)
CH Crooklands Hotel
CTL Clayton-le-Moors Traffic Lights
DB Darwen Boundary
GM Garden Makers
GYH Grinton Youth Hostel
HS Hawes Station
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.

2018 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 27th Sep Superstars Competition *  
Thu 4th Oct The Hebrides by Tandem John Cowburn
Thu 11th Oct England to Australia, overland. Ray Bracewell
Thu 18th Oct The Historic County Tops of Wales Anne & Tony Stott
Thu 25th Oct ## Clubroom Closed ##  
Thu 1st Nov AGM
Plus: Entries for Print & Digital Competitions *
 
Thu 8th Nov Highland Fling Mark Smith
Thu 15th Nov Holland by Bus, Bike & Barge Lesley Miller
Thu 22nd Nov Portugal. The man! Ian Stott
Thu 29th Nov Brecon Beacons Anne & Tony Stott
Thu 6th Dec Digital & Print Competitions *  
Thu 13th Dec In Flanders Fields Dave & Caroline Collinge
Thu 20th Dec Christmas Bash in your Best Christmas Attire  
Thu 27th Dec ## Clubroom Closed ##  
Thu 3rd Jan ## Clubroom Closed ##  
Thu 10th Jan Review of 2018  

 

Other 2018 Diary Dates

Date Event Organiser / Start Time
Wed 15th Aug * Club Hill Climb, Close Brow, Rishton (7pm)  
??? * Beard Cup Hill Climb  
Thu 27th Sep * Clubroom re-opens. Superstars Competition.  
Thu 1st Nov Annual General Meeting (AGM)  
Sun 28th Oct * Treasure Hunt - meet Whalley @ 09:30 (Check!)
* Freewheel Competition - Marl Hill @ 14:30 (Check!)
 
Sat 24th Nov Christmas Weekend Away, venue: Kettlewell  
Thu 29th Nov Closing date for Club Magazine articles.  
Sun 16th Dec Christmas Dinner: venue TBD
Advance Booking Required - see Lesley.
 
Thu 20th Dec Christmas Party @ the clubroom  
     

* => Event counts towards the 2018 Super Tourist Competition.

2018 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 BC Pts for SSC Pts for TC Pts for HC Pts for PHC Pts for DIC Total
1 Stewart Clark 50 62 100 125 300 0 0 0 350 175 0 0 0 1162
2 Lesley Miller 50 62 100 125 300 0 0 0 400 100 0 0 0 1137
3 John Cowburn 0 62 100 125 0 0 0 0 250 300 200 0 0 1037
4 Janice Cowburn 0 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 450 300 0 0 0 812
5 Dave Galloway 50 62 100 125 300 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 637
6 Chris Fitzer 31 62 100 125 300 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 618
7 Tony Stott 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 225 350 0 0 0 575
8 Jack Standen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 150 300 0 0 0 450
9 Bernard Pearson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 350 0 0 0 0 350
10 Rita Whiteley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 250 0 0 0 0 250
11 Anne Stott 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 150 0 0 0 231
12 Ian Stott 50 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 150
13 Sue Clark 50 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 112
14 Bill Whiteley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 0 0 0 100
15 Barry Hall 0 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 62
16= Mike Bradbury 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
16= Steve Hodgson 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
16= Nick Mackey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 0 0 0 50
16= Paul Melling 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
16= Paul Smith 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
21= Caroline Collinge 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
21= Drew Robb 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
21= Tara Robb 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
21= Yvonne Whyte 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31

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: Sunday 14th October 2018

 

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