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)
27/01/2019   Pippin Street   BR   09:30   Wheelton     Short  
03/02/2019   The Ribble Rhumba   WBS   09:30   Knight Stainforth     Medium  
10/02/2019   The Pendle Paso Doble   WBS   09:30   Esse Café @ Barnoldswick     Short  
17/02/2019   Bronte Way   WBS   09:30   Wycoller     Medium  
24/02/2019   Preston Dock   RCP   09:30   Preston Marina     Medium  
03/03/2019   Malham Tarn   WBS   09:30   Airton     Medium  
10/03/2019   Wobbling around West Lancs  
{Barry's for tea - numbers needed}  
BR   09:30   Rufford Wharf     Medium  
17/03/2019   St. Patrick's Chapel, Heysham  
{St. Patrick's Day}  
RCP   09:30   Half Moon Bay café     Long  
24/03/2019   Car Assisted Ride  
{Meet @ the Crooklands Hotel}  
CH   09:30   Lakeside     Medium  
31/03/2019   50 miles in 5 hours  
{BST starts - one hour less in bed!}  
{Mothering Sunday}  
WBS   09:00   Settle     Medium  
07/04/2019   Lancaster & its Canal   RCP   09:00   Lancaster     Long  
14/04/2019   Bolland Bossa Nova   WBS   09:00   Wray     Long  
21/04/2019   Glasson Dock  
{Easter Sunday}  
WBS   09:00   Lantern o'er Lune     Medium  
28/04/2019   Darnbrook  
- Joint ride with Burnley CTC  
WBS   09:00   Malham     Long  
05/05/2019   100km in 6.5 hours  
{May Day Bank Holiday weekend}  
RCP   09:00   Knott End     Medium  
12/05/2019   Car Assisted Ride:  
Kingsdale & Barbondale  
Meet @ Gardenmakers  
GM   09:00   Dent     Medium  
19/05/2019   The Wyre Waltz   WBS   09:00   Daisy Clough Tea Rooms     Long  
26/05/2019   The Calder Cha Cha Cha  
{Spring Bank Holiday weekend}  
WBS   09:00   Hebden Bridge     Long  
02/06/2019   Foolin' on the Fylde   RCP   09:00   Roots @ Blackleach     Medium  
09/06/2019   100 miles in 9 hours   WBS   09:00   Dent     Long  
16/06/2019   The Foxup Foxtrot   WBS   09:00   Katie's Cuppas     Long  
23/06/2019   Dark Side of the Lune - Sunderland Point   RCP   09:00   Bring a Packed Lunch     Long  
30/06/2019   200km in 12 hours   WBS   08:00   TBA     Long  
07/07/2019   Knotts & Crosses   WBS   09:00   Ingleton     Long  
14/07/2019   Beamsley Beacon   WBS   09:00   Buffers @ Storiths     Long  
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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 10th Jan Tea on the Terrace - Cycling in Sri Lanka
Also signing up night for 2019 club events.
Dave Collinge
Thu 17th Jan Review of the year 2018 Stewart Clark
Thu 24th Jan Potato Pie Presentation Evening
(7:30pm start)
Tickets £6 from:
Anne Stott (01254 232537)
or Caroline Collinge (01200 445245)
 
Thu 31st Jan Rogues Gallery Jan Holding
Thu 7th Feb Creme Egg Tour 2018 Stewart Clark
& John Cowburn
Thu 14th Feb Joe Lofthouse - The Glory Days  
Thu 21st Feb ## Clubroom Closed ##  
Thu 28th Feb The Appleby 50 Anne & Tony Stott
Thu 7th Mar Overland with a bike in Africa Bernard Smith
Thu 14th Mar Club Fund Raising Night - Auction & Grand Cake Bonanza
All proceeds to the Clubroom fund,
any remaining items will go to our
stall at the Longridge cycle jumble.
 
Thu 21st Mar Another nail-biting Quiz Challenge
with Burnley & Pendle CTC
Richard John
Thu 28th Mar Yellowstone Park, USA
Last club night til September
Richard Dugdale
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Other 2019 Diary Dates

Date Event Organiser / Start Time
Thu 24th Jan  Prize Presentation Evening, 7:30pm @ the clubroom  
Mon 18th Feb Colne Quiz: Boyce's Barrel Bar  
Thu 25th Feb Clubroom Closed for Half Term  
Thu 14th Mar Club Fund Raising Night & Grand Auction @ clubroom  
Sat 16th Mar Cycle Jumble Sale @ Longridge Village Hall  
Thu 21st Mar Quiz Challenge with Burnley CTC @ clubroom  
Thu 28th Mar Last club night before the summer break  
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
??? * Beard Cup Hill Climb  
??? Clubroom re-opens.  
??? * Superstars Competition.  
??? Annual General Meeting (AGM)  
??? * Treasure Hunt - meet ???
* Freewheel Competition - ???
 
Thu 14th Nov Closing date for Club Magazine articles.  
??? Christmas Weekend Away, venue: TBD  
Sun 15th Dec Christmas Dinner: venue TBD
Advance Booking Required - see Lesley.
 
??? Christmas Party @ the clubroom  
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* => 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 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 Stewart Clark 50 62 100 125 300 50 300 0 350 175 0 150 400 2062
2 Lesley Miller 50 62 100 125 300 200 150 0 400 100 0 250 50 1787
3 John Cowburn 0 62 100 125 0 0 0 0 250 300 200 150 225 1412
4 Anne Stott 31 0 0 0 0 150 150 0 50 150 0 200 350 1081
5 Chris Fitzer 31 62 100 125 300 200 250 0 0 0 0 0 0 1068
6 Tony Stott 0 0 0 0 0 100 250 0 225 350 0 50 50 1025
7 Dave Galloway 50 62 100 125 300 150 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 837
8 Janice Cowburn 0 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 450 300 0 0 0 812
9 Sue Clark 50 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 300 50 462
10= Dave Collinge 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 450 450
10= Jack Standen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 150 300 0 0 0 450
12 Bernard Pearson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 350 0 0 0 0 350
13 Rita Whiteley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 250 0 0 0 0 250
14= Richard John 0 0 0 0 0 0 150 0 0 0 0 0 50 200
14= Ian Stott 50 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 200
16 Helen Lang 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 50 150
17 Bill Whiteley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 0 0 0 100
18 Barry Hall 0 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 62
19= Mike Bradbury 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
19= Steve Hodgson 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
19= Nick Mackey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 0 0 0 50
19= Paul Melling 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
19= Paul Smith 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
24= Caroline Collinge 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
24= Drew Robb 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
24= Tara Robb 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
24= Yvonne Whyte 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31

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: Wednesday 23rd January 2019

 

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