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)
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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)
12/07/2015   Darnbrook   WBS   09:00   Grassington   Settle    
19/07/2015   Trough of Bowland   WBS   09:00   Glasson   Chipping    
26/07/2015   Cold Edge   WBS   09:00   Hebden Bridge   Barrowford    
02/08/2015   Langstrothdale Chase   WBS   09:00   Buckden   Gargrave    
09/08/2015   Great Sea Wall   RCP   09:00   Knott End   Cobble Hey    
16/08/2015   The Strid   WBS   09:00   Storiths   Airton    
23/08/2015   Littledale   WBS   09:00   Wray   Slaidburn    
30/08/2015   Ribble Way  
{August Bank Holiday Weekend}  
BR   09:00   Mere Brow   Rivington    
06/09/2015   Beard Cup   ATH   09:00   Dobcross   Norden    
13/09/2015   Goose Eye   WBS   09:00   East Riddlesden   Clarion House    
20/09/2015   Tatham Fell   WBS   09:00   Ingleton   Scorton    
27/09/2015   Car Assisted Ride with Burnley & Pendle CTC   Garstang   09:15        
04/10/2015   Halton Gill   WBS   09:30   Kilnsey   Feizor    
11/10/2015   Tourist Competition*   WBS   09:30   Flasks & Sandwiches      
18/10/2015   Scosthrop Lane   WBS   09:30   Airton   Gardenmakers    
25/10/2015   Lytham  
{British Summer Time ends}  
BR   09:30   St. Annes   Catforth    
01/11/2015   Cycle Quest plus  
Freewheel Competition* @ 2pm  
WBS   09:30   Dunsop Bridge      
08/11/2015   Lothersdale   WBS   09:30   Gargrave      
15/11/2015   Fylde Lanes   RCP   09:30   Great Eccleston      
22/11/2015   Norber Boulders   WBS   09:30   Feizor      
29/11/2015   Tracks to Coniston Cold   WBS   09:30   Hellifield Station      
05/12/2015   {Saturday} Christmas YHA weekend to Malham            
13/12/2015   Bowland Knotts   WBS   09:30   Clapham      
20/12/2015   Beacon Fell   WBS   09:30   Scorton      
27/12/2015   Pennine Bridleway   WBS   09:30   Clarion House      

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 October 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 26th Mar 2015 CLUBROOM CLOSED for Half Term
Clubroom closed until October.
 
     
Thu 1st Oct 2015 Superstars Competition*  
Thu 8th Oct 2015 The Loire from Source to Sea Mick & Sylvia Jay
Thu 15th Oct 2015 The Loves of My Life Ian Lowcock
Thu 22nd Oct 2015 Tandem Style Stewart & Sue Clarke
Thu 29th Oct 2015 CLUBROOM CLOSED  
Thu 5th Nov 2015 AGM plus entries for Print & Digital Competitions.  
Thu 12th Nov 2015 Canoeing down the Zambesi John Cowburn
Thu 19th Nov 2015 Where Eagles Dare Jason Whiteley
Thu 26th Nov 2015 Iceland, Land of Ice & Fire Ian Stott
Thu 3rd Dec 2015 The Ribble Way, Our Way Anne & Tony Stott
Thu 10th Dec 2015 Print & Digital Competitions  
Thu 17th Dec 2015 Christmas Fun Party  

 

 

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= Sue Clark 50 100 125 200 500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 975
1= Stewart Clark 50 100 125 200 500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 975
1= Paul Smith 50 100 125 200 500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 975
1= Tony Stott 50 100 125 200 500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 975
5= Steve Hodgson 0 100 125 200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 425
5= Paul Melling 0 100 125 200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 425
7 John Cowburn 0 0 125 200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 325
8 Mike Bradbury 50 100 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 275
9 Bob Matthews 0 100 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 225
10 Anne Stott 50 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 150
11 Hazel Matthews 0 0 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 125
12 Gary Kay 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
13= Kevin Buck 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
13= Barry Hall 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
15= Steve Gregson 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
15= Mick Jay 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: Wednesday 15th July 2015

 

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