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.
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.
Our main events
There are no events entered at this time, please see the groups website for more details.
Our regular rides & events
Please see the groups 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.
|27/06/2015||200 miles in 24 hours||WBS||05:00||200|
|05/07/2015||Last of the Summer Wine Country||ATH||08:00||Dobcross||Hebden Bridge||85|
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.
The meeting places used for clubruns are:
|ATH||Accrington Town Hall|
|BTH||Blackburn Town Hall|
|C||Clitheroe (White Horse, 11 Market Place)|
|CTL||Clayton-le-Moors Traffic Lights|
|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
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 26th Mar 2015||CLUBROOM CLOSED for Half Term
Clubroom closed until September.
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|
Key to Events:
|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)|
|BC||Beard Cup Event - compete and / or just ride out to support|
|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 2nd July 2015