CTC Tourist Competition
After 190 events and nearly 800, 000kms ridden, the 2014 CTC Tourist Competition finished in a dead heat. Even the tie-break rule couldn't separate Peter Dilworth (Chester and North Wales) and Mark Beauchamp (North Hampshire).
Chester and North Wales were also victorious in other categories too: Lowri Evans was once again the winner of the women's and women's veterans' competition; and, Chester and North Wales won the team competition for the 10 time.
Stevenage and North Herts picked up both junior trophies, which were won by brother and sister Kieran and Lauren Higham.
If you rode even one Tourist Competition event last year you would have earned points too. To find out how you fared check out the full results online at: bit.ly/ctcTouristComp14.
The 2015 season kicked off in March, and it couldn't be easier to have a go. There are events across the country and there's bound to be one close to you. Go online to: bit.ly/ctcTouristComp15 to find your event; or see our Events Listing for all participating Tourist Competition events.
CTC Member Groups and Affiliated Groups can add Tourist Competition events via their group homepage: find out how to add your event.
Alternatively if you prefer, you can still complete and send us the Event Registration form 2015.
As Tourist Competition veteran Lowri Evans explains, the Tourist Competition is different from most competitions : "The main thing is to have fun, it's about taking part and meeting people. Don't be put off if you can't ride events in all categories; you don't have to be able to ride a 200k or 300k event to do well. Choose the events that you think you will enjoy. It helps if you read the rules so that you have some understanding of the event categories and how the points are awarded. Lots of organisers put a huge amount of time and effort into arranging events; please take the time to say thank you and enjoy having a chat."
As well as earning points, participants can gain awards in the other element of the CTC Tourist Competition, the Mille Miglia. Each rider's distance cycled in Tourist Competitions over the year is totted up, and FREE Gold, Silver and Bronze certificates are available for those riding far enough. You can also purchase an engraved medal to mark your achievement. To view your 2014 Mille Miglia results go to: bit.ly/ctcMilleMiglia14.
On a personal note, I would like to thank Dan Moore and Luke Peters for steering the competition through its transition period over the last two years and for bringing this extraordinary competition to the saddles of every CTC member.
For further information about the CTC Tourist Competition please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on 01483 238 337.