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.  

Blackburn and District CTC (Cyclists Touring Club)
Club Anniversary Group Shot
 

About The Group

We are a friendly diverse club with active members ranging from family members with accompanying children as young as 1 year old 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.

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Group contact details

Tony Stott – 01254 232537
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Our main events

There are no events entered at this time, please see the group's website for more details.

Our regular rides & events

Please see the group's website for further details

About our 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)
17/01/2016   Black Bank   WBS   09:30   Knight's Table     55  
24/01/2016   Little Bowland   RCP   09:30   Tosside     50  
31/01/2016   Horton Manor   WBS   09:30   Clarion House     50  
07/02/2016   Bowland Knotts   WBS   09:30   Clapham     55  
14/02/2016   Wardley's Creek  
(first weekend of half term)  
RCP   09:30   Knott End     60  
21/02/2016   Kilsney Crag  
(second weekend of half term)  
WBS   09:30   Burnsall     55  
28/02/2016   Widdop Moor   WBS   09:30   Hebden Bridge     50  
06/03/2016   Tatham Fell  
(Mothering Sunday)  
WBS   09:30   Ingleton   Slaiburn   65  
13/03/2016   The Lowry   ATH   09:30   Radcliffe   Farnsworth   70  
20/03/2016   Darnbrook Fell   WBS   09:30   Grassington   Settle   70  
27/03/2016   Lothersdale  
(Easter Sunday)  
(BST starts one hour less in bed)  
WBS   09:30   Airton   Tosside   65  
03/04/2016   Chapel-le-dale   WBS   09:00   Ingleton   Waddington   70  
10/04/2016   Beamsley Beacon   WBS   09:00   Ilkey   Skipton   70  
17/04/2016   50 Miles or 50km within 5 hours Std Ride   WBS   09:30   Settle   Bashall Barn   50  
24/04/2016   Ribble Estuary   BR   09:00   St Anne's   Little Town   75  
01/05/2016   Low Gill  
(May Day Bank Holiday Weekend)  
WBS   09:00   Ingleton   Slaiburn   75  
08/05/2016   Keer Valley   RCP   09:00   Silverdale   Feizor   90  
15/05/2016   100 Miles in 9 Hours Std. Ride   WBS   09:00   Dent   Settle   100  
22/05/2016   Downholland (S Lancs Cycleway)   BR   09:00   Mere Brow   Rivington Barn   85  
29/05/2016   Roeburndale  
(Spring Bank Holiday Weekend)  
RCP   09:00   Wray   Bolton By Bowland   80  
05/06/2016   Galloway Gate   WBS   08:00   Sedbergh   Horton-in-Ribble   105  
12/06/2016   200km in 12 Hours Std. Ride   WBS   08:00   Staveley   Scorton   125  
19/06/2016   Snowden Crags  
(Fathers Day)  
WBS   08:00   Stump Cross   Embsay   100  
25/06/2016   200 Miles in 24 Hours Std Ride   WBS   05:00   Coniston   Kirkby Stephen   200  
03/07/2016   Last of the Summer Wine Country   ATH   08:00   Dobcross   Hebden Bridge   85  
10/07/2016   Fleet Moss   WBS   08:00   Hawes   Gargrave   100  

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)
CTL Clayton-le-Moors Traffic Lights
DB Darwen Boundary
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. For these runs a packed lunch / picnic should be taken along. Further information is available from Steve Gregson on either 01254 812458 or 01268 542835

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 21st Jan 2016 A Touring Legend (Jimmy Boocock's pictures) Dave Collinge  
Thu 28th Jan 2016 Potato Pie Presentation Evening: 7pm Start
Tickets £6 from Anne Stott or Caroline Collinge
Anne & Caroline  
Thu 4th Feb 2016 2 miles to Clitheroe   Geoff Duckworth  
Thu 11th Feb 2016 Mark's Miscellany, from Macmillan to Maillot Jaune Mark Smith
Thu 18th Feb 2016 CLUBROOM CLOSED FOR HALF TERM  
Thu 25th Feb 2016 Alpine Touring   Dave Collinge  
Thu 3rd Mar 2016 Members' Pictures (Slides & Digital) Everybody  
Thu 10th Mar 2016 Richard John's Amazing Quiz   Richard John  
Thu 17th Mar 2016 An Irish Night    
  CLUBROOM re-opens on Thurs 29th SEPT  
     
Thu 29th Sep 2016 CLUBROOM RE-OPENS FOR AUTUMN / WINTER
* Superstars Competition
 
Thu 3rd Nov 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM)  
Sat 3rd Dec 2016 Christmas Youth Hostel Weekend  
Sun 4th Dec 2016 Christmas Dinner  
Thu 15th Dec 2016 Christmas Party @ the Clubroom  

 

Other Diary Dates

Date Event Organiser / Start Time
Sun 17th Apr 2016 * 50 miles or 50km in 5 hours Std. Ride Paul Smith  
Sun 15th May 2016 * 100 miles in 9 hours Std. Ride  
Thu 19th May 2016 2up Team Time Trial, St. Michaels course  
Wed 8th Jun 2016 SPOCO Time Trial, Bashall Eaves  
Sun 12th Jun 2016 * 200km in 12 hours Std. Ride  
Sat 25th Jun 2016 * 200 miles in 24 hours Std. Ride  
Wed 17th Aug 2016 * Club Hill Climb, Close Brow, Rishton 7pm  
Sun 4th Sep 2016 * Beard Cup Hill Climb  
     

* => Event counts towards the 2016 Super Tourist Competition.

2015 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 Tony Stott 50 100 125 200 500 200 125 0 600 300 0 50 50 2300
2 Anne Stott 50 100 0 0 0 200 150 0 300 200 0 350 50 1400
3 Richard John 0 0 0 0 0 100 250 0 450 0 0 400 50 1250
4 John Cowburn 0 0 125 200 0 150 200 0 0 0 0 50 400 1125
5 Stewart Clark 50 100 125 200 500 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 50 1075
6 Sue Clark 50 100 125 200 500 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 0 1025
7 Paul Smith 50 100 125 200 500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 975
8 Helen Lang 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 400 0 0 450 50 900
9 Sean Carus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 550 0 0 0 0 550
10 Mike Bradbury 50 100 125 0 0 0 0 0 250 0 0 0 0 525
11 Ken Day 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 500 0 0 0 0 500
12= Steve Hodgson 0 100 125 200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 425
12= Paul Melling 0 100 125 200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 425
14 Bernard Pearson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 400 0 0 0 0 400
15= Janice Cowburn 0 0 0 0 0 150 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 300
15= Steve Thompson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 300 0 0 0 0 300
17 Mick Jay 31 0 0 0 0 50 50 0 0 150 0 0 0 281
18 Dave Collinge 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 250 0 0 0 250
19 Bob Matthews 0 100 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 225
20= Ken Hartley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 150 0 0 50 0 200
20= Barbara Thompson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 200 0 0 0 0 200
22= Caroline Collinge 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 150 0 0 0 150
22= Barry Hall 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 0 0 150
22= Sylvia Jay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 150 0 0 0 150
25 Hazel Matthews 0 0 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 125
26= Gary Kay 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
26= Ian Stott 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 50 100
26= Bill Whiteley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 0 0 0 100
29= Kevin Buck 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
29= Colin Bury 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 0 0 0 50
29= Nick Mackey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 50
29= Rita Whiteley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 0 0 0 0 50
33 Steve Gregson 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31

 

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: Friday 15th January 2016

 

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