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)
14/07/2019   Beamsley Beacon   WBS   09:00   Buffers @ Storiths     Long  
21/07/2019   Keer Valley   RCP   09:00   Leighton Moss     Long  
28/07/2019   Norber   WBS   09:00   Knight Stainforth     Medium  
04/08/2019   Halton Gill (Bring Packed Lunch)   WBS   08:00   Katie's Cuppas     Long  
11/08/2019   Cold Edge   WBS   09:00   Oxenhope     Long  
18/08/2019   Lothersdale   WBS   09:00   Gargrave     Medium  
25/08/2019   Glasson Dock   WBS   09:00   Café d'Lune     Long  
01/09/2019   Car Assisted Ride  
Meet @ Pateley Bridge  
  09:00   Middleham     Medium  
08/09/2019   Up Holland   BR   09:30   Twin Lakes Velo Cafe     Long  
15/09/2019   Tourist Competition   WBS   09:30   Gardenmakers     Medium  
22/09/2019   Wardley's Creek   RCP   09:30   Knott End     Long  
29/09/2019   Treasure Hunt - requires OS Landranger Map 103   RCP   09:30   ???      
06/10/2019   Freewheel Competition   RCP   10:00   Hellifield     Medium  
13/10/2019   Car Assisted Ride with Burnley & Pendle CTC  
Wharfedale  
Meet @ Esse, Barnoldswick  
  09:30   Grassington     Medium  
20/10/2019   Long Causeway   WBS   09:30   Hebden Bridge     Long  
27/10/2019   The Wall   BR   09:30   Wheelton     Short  
03/11/2019   Catlow Fords   WBS   09:30   Pendle Heritage Centre     Medium  
10/11/2019   Clapham Tunnels   WBS   09:30   Clapham     Medium  
17/11/2019   Black Lane Ends   WBS     Esse @ Barlick     Medium  
23/11/2019   Christmas Weekend Away     09:30        
01/12/2019   Lanes on the Fylde   RCP   09:30   Garstang     Medium  
08/12/2019   Hunter Bark   WBS   09:30   Settle     Short  
15/12/2019   Christmas Meal @ 12:30pm   WBS   09:30   Ferrari's     Short  
22/12/2019   Solstice Bells   WBS   09:30   Gardenmakers     Short  
29/12/2019   Old Pendle   WBS   09:30   Clarion House     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.

2019 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 26th Sep Hull & Hockney Anne & Tony Stott
Thu 3rd Oct An End to End with Stew Clark Stewart Clark
Thu 10th Oct An Evening with Richard Gate:
Transcontinental Race across 17 countries
 
Thu 17th Oct Superstars - for Young & Old Tony Stott
Thu 24th Oct Clubroom CLOSED for Half Term  
Thu 31st Oct Trick or Treat AGM
Fancy Dress Optional
Closing date for entries for Print & Digital Competitions
 
Thu 7th Nov Norway, South to North John Richardson
Thu 14th Nov Lanzarote
Wet Wales
Lesley Miller
Stewart Clark
Thu 21st Nov North Coast 500 Chris Fitzer
Thu 28th Nov Print & Digital Competitions  
Thu 5th Dec New Zealand John Cowburn
Thu 12th Dec The Yorkshire Wolds Easter Tour  
Thu 19th Dec Christmas Party  
Thu 26th Dec Clubroom CLOSED for Half Term  
Thu 2nd Jan Clubroom CLOSED for Half Term  
Thu 9th Jan The Haweswater Pipeline Anne & Tony Stott
Thu 16th Jan Review of the Year  
Thu 23rd Jan Potato Pie Presentation Evening
(7:30pm start)
Tickets £XX from:
Anne Stott (01254 232537)
or Caroline Collinge (01200 445245)
 
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Other 2019 Diary Dates

Date Event Organiser / Start Time
Thu 23rd Jan  Prize Presentation Evening, 7:30pm @ the clubroom  
Sun 31st Mar * 50 miles within 5 hours Standard Ride Paul Smith
Sun 5th May * 100km in 6.5 hours Standard Ride Anne Stott
Thu 9th May 2up Team Time Trial Anne Stott
Sun 9th Jun * 100 miles within 9 hours Standard Ride Richard John
Wed 19th Jun SPOCO Time Trial, Bashall Eaves Richard John
Sun 30th Jun * 200 km within 12 hours Standard Ride Stewart Clark
Thu 11th Jul Club Hill Climb  
??? * Beard Cup Hill Climb  
??? Clubroom re-opens.  
Sun 15th Sep * Tourist Competition  
Sun 29th Sep * Treasure Hunt - meet RCP  
Sun 6th Oct * Freewheel Competition - ???  
Thu 17th Oct * Superstars Competition.  
Thu 31st Oct Annual General Meeting (AGM)  
??? Closing date for Club Magazine articles.  
Sat 24th Nov Christmas Weekend Away, venue: TBD  
Sun 14th Dec Christmas Dinner: venue TBD
Advance Booking Required - see ???.
 
Thu 19th Dec Christmas Party @ the clubroom  
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* => Event counts towards the 2019 Super Tourist Competition.

2019 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= Sue Clark 50 62 100 125 300 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 637
1= Stewart Clark 50 62 100 125 300 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 637
1= John Cowburn 50 62 100 125 300 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 637
1= Dave Galloway 50 62 100 125 300 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 637
5 Dave Collinge 50 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 200 0 0 312
6 Chris Fitzer 0 62 100 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 287
7 Janice Cowburn 50 62 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 212
8 Tony Stott 0 62 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 162
9 Steve Hodgson 50 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 112
10 Anne Stott 0 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 62
11= Caroline Collinge 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
11= Sue Eastham 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
11= Mark Eastham 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
11= Tracy Mercer 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
11= Lesley Miller 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
11= Leanne Postlethwaite 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
11= Paul Smith 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50

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 19th July 2019

 

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