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 Notes Approx.
dist
(miles)
07/11/2021 Little Bowland & Hodder valley WBS 09:30 Gardenmakers   Short
14/11/2021 The Fylde RCP 09:30 Roots at Blackleach   Medium
21/11/2021 Hoffmann lime kilns, Langcliffe WBS 09:30 Knight's table   Med/short
28/11/2021 Pre Xmas weekend away WBS 09:30 Decide on the day   Med/short
05/12/2021 Catlow fords WBS 09:30 Pendle Heritage centre   Medium
12/12/2021 Christmas meal ride WBS 09:30 Ferrari's, Longridge   Short
19/12/2021 Garstang RCP 09:30 Garstang   Medium
26/12/2021 Old Pendle WBS 09:30 Turkey butties   Short
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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
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 GardenMakers
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.

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
??? 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  
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* => 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.

 

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