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)
25/07/2021 Glasson Dock RCP 09:00 Conder Green   Long
01/08/2021 Grimeshaw Lane WBS 09:00 Lancaster   Long
08/08/2021 Hebden Bridge WBS 09:00 Hebden Bridge   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.

2021 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
     
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Other 2021 Diary Dates

Date Event Organiser / Start Time
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* => Event counts towards the 2020 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 Stewart Clark 20 20 20                           60
=1 Sue Clark 20 20 20                           60
=3 Anne Stott   20 20                           40
=3 Dave Galloway 20 20                             40
=3 Janice Cowburn   20 20                           40
=3 John Cowburn   20 20                           40
=3 Lesley Miller 20 20                             40
=3 Steve Hodgson 20   20                           40
=3 Tony Stott   20 20                           40
=10 Chris Fitzer     20                           20
=10 Nick Mackey 20                               20
=10 Paul Heald   20                             20
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Last update: Friday 23rd July 2021.

 

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