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 Approx dist Lunch Stop Info
October 2022            
30 Hunter Bark WBS 09:30 Medium Settle Clocks go back 1 hour
6 Rivington BR 09:30 Medium Rivington  
13 Hoffmann lime kilns, Langcliffe WBS 09:30 Medium Knight Stainforth  
20 Albert Edward dock RCP 09:30 Medium Preston marina  
27 Pre Xmas weekend away WBS 09:30 Medium Decide on the day  
4 Catlow fords WBS 09:30 Medium Colne  
11 Xmas meal WBS 09:30 Short Ferrari's at Longridge  
18 Foulridge wharf WBS 09:30 Short Foulridge  
26 Boxing Day @ Clarion house WBS 10:00 Short Newchurch  
1 Make it up as we go. Happy New Year WBS 10:00 Short    
8 The tramway BR 09:30 Medium Wheelton Following the old tramway from Preston to Johnson's hillock


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.

Introduction to group riding. The first Sunday of the month rides, until October, will be approximately 4 hours and will include a cafe stop.

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
27 Oct 22 Mike Jay Kilimanjaro
3 Nov Peter Monk Shuttleworth cave
10 Nov 22 Surprise show Member's pictures
17 Nov 22 John Cowburn Orkney and Shetland
1 Dec 22 Competitions Print and digital projection
8 Dec 22 Anne and Tony Stott Scottish high points II
15 Dec 22 Christmas party Jacob's join buffet


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.