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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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)
06/07/2014   Blackstone Edge  
Tour de France Stage 2  
ATH 09:00   Picnic     50  
13/07/2014   Kingsdale WBS 09:00   Ingleton Settle   80  
20/07/2014   Arnside Tower   RCP 09:00   Leighton Moss   Scorton 80  
27/07/2014   Beamsley Beacons   WBS 09:00   Storiths Gargrave 75  
03/08/2014   Rigmaden Park   WBS 09:00   Kirkby Lonsdale Horton in Ribblesdale 90  
10/08/2014   Five Rise Locks   WBS 09:00   Saltaire East Marton 70  
17/08/2014   Littledale WBS 09:00   Wray Scorton 75  
24/08/2014   Formby Point   BR   09:00   Mere Brow   Rivington 75  
31/08/2014   Langstrothdale Chase   WBS 09:00   Buckden Gargrave 80  
07/09/2014   Beard Cup / Werneth Low   ATH 09:00   Dobcross Chorlton 70  
14/09/2014   Car assisted ride  
Meet outside Inglesport, Ingleton.  
No lift? Phone 01254 232537 for info & assistance.  
Ingleton 09:00   Kirkby Stephen     60  
21/09/2014   Chapel le Dale   WBS 09:00   Ingleton Bolton by Bowland 80  
28/09/2014   Cold Edge   WBS 09:00   Hebden Bridge   Foulridge 70  
05/10/2014   Darnbrook Fell   WBS 09:30   Kilnsey Gardenmakers 70  
12/10/2014   Freewheel Competition - Marl Hill @ 10:45am WBS 09:30   Tosside Clarion House   55  
19/10/2014   Quernmore WBS 09:30   Scorton Dunsop Bridge   60  
26/10/2014   The Great Sea Wall   RCP 09:30   Knott End   Cobble Hey   65  
02/11/2014   Club Hill Climb - Hall Hill, Whitewell @ 11:00am WBS 09:30   Slaidburn   40  
09/11/2014   Guild Wheel (incl. Family Run)  
Family Run: 25ml, meet at the Pavilion in  
Avenham Park, Preston @ 10:45am.  
For more info: Phone 01254 232537.  
BR   09:30   Cottam   50  
16/11/2014   Tourist Competition   WBS 10:00        
23/11/2014   Limestone Greenways WBS 09:30   Feizor   50  
30/11/2014   Elslack Moor   WBS 09:30   Gargrave   60  
07/12/2014   Impromptu  
(Christmas YHA Weekend)  
WBS 09:30        
14/12/2014   Nicky Nook   RCP 09:30   Scorton   55  
21/12/2014   Hunter Bark   WBS 09:30   Settle     40  
28/12/2014   Three Fells Ride   WBS 09:30   Chipping     40  

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 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 4th Sept 2014 Clubroom re-opens for Autumn / Winter social season
Members' pictures
 
Sun 7th Sept 2014 Beard Cup Hill Climb  
Thu 11th Sept 2014 Superstars Competition Anne Stott
Thu 18th Sept 2014 *** Clubroom closed ***  
Thu 25th Sept 2014 Quiz Night Richard John
Thu 2nd Oct 2014 The Four Countries Tour Anne & Tony Stott
Thu 9th Oct 2014 *** Clubroom closed ***  
Sun 12th Oct 2014 Freewheel Competition  
Thu 16th Oct 2014 West USA & End2End MiniShows Dave Collinge
& Richard John
Thu 23rd Oct 2014 Iceland Steve Thompson
Thu 30th Oct 2014 *** Clubroom closed - Half Term ***  
Sun 2nd Nov 2014 Club Hill Climb Competition Anne & Tony Stott
Thu 6th Nov 2014 Section AGM  
Thu 13th Nov 2014 The Moselle & The Rhine Dave & Caroline Collinge
Sun 16th Nov 2014 Tourist Competition Dave Collinge
Thu 20th Nov 2014 Shuttleworth Cave Peter Monk
Thu 27th Nov 2014 Where Eagles Dare Jason Whiteley
Thu 4th Dec 2014 Blast from the Past Phil Hacking
Sat 6th Dec 2014 Christmas YHA weekend Dave Collinge
Sun 7th Dec 2014 Christmas Dinner Anne Stott
Thu 11th Dec 2014 Print & Digital Competitions  
Thu 18th Dec 2014 Christmas Party - Jacobs Join
  - Bring Food & a party spirit!
 

2014 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 SLC Pts for DIC Total
1 Ian Donohoe 50 100 150 200 500 0 300 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1300
2 Steve Hodgson 50 100 150 200 500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1000
3 Anne Stott 0 100 150 0 0 0 450 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 700
4 Ian Stott 0 100 0 0 0 0 500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 600
5 Sarah Helliwell 31 0 150 0 0 0 300 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 481
6 Tony Stott 0 100 150 200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 450
7= Paul Smith 31 0 0 0 0 0 400 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 431
7= Matthew Smith 31 0 0 0 0 0 400 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 431
9= Carl Helliwell 31 0 0 0 0 0 300 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 331
9= Eva Helliwell 31 0 0 0 0 0 300 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 331
11 Richard John 0 0 0 0 0 0 300 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 300
12 Nick Mackey 50 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 150
13= Steve Adair 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
13= Denis Baron 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
13= Joe Curran 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
13= Randle Davies 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
13= Roger Haydock 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
13= Gary Kay 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
13= Steve Lawrenson 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
13= Mike Bredbury 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
21= Sean Carus 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
21= Simon Dobson 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
21= Mick Jay 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
21= John Monk 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
25= Dave Collinge 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
25= Caroline Collinge 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
25= Helen Dawson-Smith 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
25= Steve Gregson 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
25= Vicki Meredew 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
25= Mark Meredew 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
25= Rachel Meredew 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
25= John Meredew 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
25= Charlotte Smith 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31

Last update: Saturday 2nd August 2014

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  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
  • 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

 

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