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Blackburn and District C.T.C.

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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)
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
20/05/2018 Chapel-Le-Dale WBS 09:00 Ingleton Gardenmakers 70
26/05/2018 Youth Hostel weekend to Grinton Lodge (2 nights) ;
Spring Bank Holiday Weekend.
WBS 09:00     80
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 ;
Fathers' Day
WBS 09:00 Dent Settle 100
17/06/2018 The Strid WBS 09:00 Storiths Hellifield 70
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
08/07/2018 Silverdale RCP 09:00 Leighton Moss Forton 70

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
GYH Grinton Youth Hostel
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.

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 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.
Marshals required.
 
Wed 6th Jun SPOCO Time Trial, Bashall Eaves
Marshals required
Helen Lang
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 2018 Super Tourist Competition.

2018 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 150 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
1= Mike Bradbury 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
1= Sue Clark 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
1= Stewart Clark 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
1= Dave Galloway 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
1= Steve Hodgson 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
1= Paul Melling 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
1= Lesley Miller 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
1= Paul Smith 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
1= Ian Stott 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
10= Caroline Collinge 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30
10= Chris Fitzer 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30
10= Drew Robb 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30
10= Tara Robb 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30
10= Anne Stott 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30
10= Yvonne Whyte 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30

Key to Events:

Abbreviation Event
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)
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: Thursday 26th April 2018

 

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