Blackburn and District C.T.C.
Blackburn and District C.T.C.
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 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.
|31/12/2017||The Ebbing & Flowing Well||WBS||09:30||Feizor||45|
|14/01/2018||Noyna Bottom||WBS||09:30||Esse Cafe Barnoldswick||40|
|04/02/2018||White Coppice||BR||09:30||Higher Wheelton||45|
|11/02/2018||The Aire Gap||WBS||09:30||Esse Cafe Barnoldswick||50|
|25/02/2018||Preston Docks||RCP||09:30||Marina cafe||45|
|18/03/2018||Butterfly House||WBS||09:30||Williamson park||Littletown Diary||65|
|25/03/2018||Strawberry Bank (car assisted) ;
Mothering Sunday & ;
Start of BST - one hour less in bed.
|08/04/2018||Halton Gill||WBS||09:30||Katie's Kitchen||Gisburn||65|
|15/04/2018||Cockersands Abbey||RCP||09:30||Glasson Dock||Cobble Hey||65|
|22/04/2018||50 Miles or 50 Kilometers in 5 Hours Standard Ride*||WBS||09:30||Settle||50|
|29/04/2018||Pecket Well||WBS||09:30||Oxenhope||Pendle Heritage Centre||65|
|06/05/2018||Across The Douglas||BR||09:00||Twin Lakes Velo Cafe||Wheelton||65|
|13/05/2018||100 Kilometers in 6 ½ Hours Standard Ride *||RCP||09:00||Knott End||Littletown Diary||62|
|26/05/2018||Youth Hostel weekend to Grinton Lodge (2 nights) ;
Spring Bank Holiday Weekend.
|27/05/2018||Car Assisted Ride: Swaledale||GYH||09:00|
|03/06/2018||Winding down the Wyre||WBS||09:00||Knott End||Garstang||90|
|10/06/2018||100 miles in 9 hours Standard Ride ;
|24/06/2018||200 Kilometers in 12 Hours Standard Ride *||WBS||08:00||Staveley||Scorton||125|
|01/07/2018||Crummack Dale||WBS||09:00||Knights Table||Dunsop Bridge||65|
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.
The meeting places used for clubruns are:
|ATH||Accrington Town Hall|
|BTH||Blackburn Town Hall|
|C||Clitheroe (White Horse, 11 Market Place)|
|CTL||Clayton-le-Moors Traffic Lights|
|GYH||Grinton Youth Hostel|
|ITL||Intack Traffic Lights|
|N||Norden High School / Primetime, Rishton|
|RCP||Ribchester Car Park|
|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 11th Jan||A Trip down Memory Lane.
Members' video clips.
Also signing on night for club events for 2018.
£5 for all events for 2018
|Thu 18th Jan||England to Australia, overland.||Ray Bracewell|
|Thu 25th Jan||Prize Presentation Evening.
With a Burn's night theme.
Tickets required - see Anne.
|Anne Stott & Caroline Collinge|
|Thu 1st Feb||The Big Review of the year 2017.||Anne & Tony,
Stewart & John.
|Thu 8th Feb||Family Cycling Tours:
A lap of lake Constance with the Smith Family
Around Holland with the Helliwell Family
|G & Helen
Carl & Sarah
|Thu 15th Feb||## Clubroom Closed (Half Term) ##|
|Thu 22nd Feb||Two miles to Whalley (and over the water)||Jeff Duckworth|
|Thu 1st Mar||The Historic County Tops of Wales.||Anne & Tony|
|Thu 8th Mar||Himalayas||John Cowburn|
|Thu 15th Mar||A Fun Quiz Challenge with Burnley CTC.||Richard John|
|Thu 22nd Mar||The Cornish Pasty Tour 2004.||DC, Caroline, Anne & Tony|
|Thu 29th Mar||## Clubroom Closed til Autumn ##|
Other 2018 Diary Dates
|Date||Event||Organiser / Start Time|
|Thu 25th Jan||Prize Presentation Evening
(with a Burn's Night theme) @ clubroom.
|Anne & Caroline|
|Sat 10th Mar||Cycle Jumble Sale @ Longridge Village Hall.|
|Thu 15th Mar||Quiz Challenge with Burnley CTC @ clubroom.||Richard John|
|Sun 22nd Apr||* 50 miles or 50km in 5 hours Std. Ride||Paul Smith|
|Sun 13th May||* 100km in 6.5 hours Std. Ride|
|Thu 17th May||2up Team Time Trial.
|Wed 6th Jun||SPOCO Time Trial, Bashall Eaves
|Sun 10th Jun||* 100 miles in 9 hours Std. Ride||Richard John|
|Sun 24th Jun||* 200km in 12 hours Std. Ride|
|???||* Club Hill Climb, venue TBD|
|???||* Beard Cup Hill Climb|
|Thu 27th Sep||* Clubroom re-opens. Superstars Competition.|
|???||Annual General Meeting (AGM)|
|Sun 28th Oct||* Treasure Hunt - meet Whalley @ 09:30
* Freewheel Competition - Marl Hill @ 14:30
|Thu 29th Nov||Closing date for Club Magazine articles.|
|???||Christmas Youth Hostel Weekend: venue TBD|
|Sun 16th Dec||Christmas Dinner: venue TBD
Advance Booking Required - see Lesley.
|Thu 2oth Dec||Christmas Party @ the clubroom|
* => Event counts towards the 2017 Super Tourist Competition.
2017 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 100||Pts for 125||Pts for 200||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|
Key to Events:
|50||50 miles within 5 hours Standard Ride|
|100||100 miles within 9 hours Standard Ride|
|125||200km within 12 hours Standard Ride|
|200||200 miles within 24 hours Standard Ride|
|GS||Grand Slam (All 4 Standard Rides Completed)|
|BC||Beard Cup Event - compete and / or just ride out to support|
|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: Tuesday 2nd January 2018