Blackburn and District C.T.C.

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Hello & welcome to the web page for the Blackburn & Districtc 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 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.
20/04/2014   Cam Fell  
{Easter Sunday}
WBS 09:00   Kettlewell Horton In Ribblesdale 70  
27/04/2014   50 miles or 50km within 5 hours Std Ride   WBS 09:30   Settle     50/30  
04/05/2014   Tunnel End  
{May Day Bank Hol w/e}  
ATH 09:00   Marsden Howarth 80  
11/05/2014   Jenny Browns Point   RCP 09:00   Leighton Moss   Feizor 100  
18/05/2014   100 miles in 9 hours Standard Ride   WBS 09:00   Kirkby Lonsdale Settle   100  
25/05/2014   Ilkley Moor/Cow and Calf Rocks  
{Spring Bank Hol w/e}  
WBS 09:00   Ilkley East Marton 80  
01/06/2014   The Helm   RCP 08:00   Kendal Ingleton 100  
08/06/2014   150 miles in 12 hours Standard Ride   WBS 07:30   TBC TBC 150  
15/06/2014   Fox's Pulpit   WBS 08:00   Sedbergh Scorton 95  
22/06/2014   Fleet Moss   WBS 08:00   Hawes Gargrave 100  
28/06/2014   200 miles in 24 hours Standard Ride  
NB: This is a Saturday ride!  
WBS 05:00   TBC TBC 200  
06/07/2014   Tour de France - Stage 2   WBS 08:00   Impromptu      

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

These runs will operate until the end of November 2013 and will re-start in approx. March 2014. The meeting place 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 3rd Apr 2014 Treasure Hunt & Sausage Sizzle
Last club night until Thursday 4th September
Bring a bike & meet at 7pm at the clubroom.
Tony Stott
Thu 22nd May 2014 Club open 2up 10ml T.T. - St. Michaels
Marshals required - please contact Anne if you can help
Anne Stott
Wed 11th June 2014 Club open SPOCO T.T. - Bashall Eaves
Marshals required - please contact Ian if you can help
Ian Stott
Thu 4th Sept 2014 Clubroom re-opens for Autumn / Winter social season  
Sun 7th Sept 2014 Beard Cup Hill Climb  
Thu 11th Sept 2014 Superstars Competition Anne Stott
Sun 12th Oct 2014 Freewheel Competition  
Sun 2nd Nov 2014 Club Hill Climb Competition Anne & Tony Stott
Thu 6th Nov 2014 Section AGM  
Sun 16th Nov 2014 Tourist Competition Dave Collinge
Sat 13th Dec 2014 Christmas YHA weekend Dave Collinge
Sun 14th Dec 2014 Christmas Dinner Jenny Spurrett

2014 Super Tourist Competition Final 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:

Last update: Monday 21st April 2014

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About our group

Blackburn and District C.T.C. is a Local Member 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.

Group contact details

Tony Stott – 01254 232537
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  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Gordon Seabright
  • Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC): A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1147607 and in Scotland No SC042541
  • CTC Charitable Trust: A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.5125969. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1104324 and Scotland No SC038626


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