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.

Catchment area

About details

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)
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  
04/01/2015   Trough of Bowland   WBS   09:30   Scorton     60  
11/01/2015   Hunter Bark   WBS   09:30   Feizor     55  
18/01/2015   White Coppice   BR   09:30   Brinscall     40  
25/01/2015   Barden Tower   WBS   09:30   Burnsall     55  
01/02/2015   Cockersands Abbey   RCP   09:30   Café d'Lune     60  
08/02/2015   Bowland Knotts   WBS   09:30   Clapham     60  
15/02/2015   Ribble Estuary  
{Half Term 1st weekend}  
BR   09:30   Blackleach     50  
22/02/2015   Druid's Altar, Bordley  
{Half Term 2nd weekend}  
WBS   09:30   Airton     60  
01/03/2015   Cold Edge   WBS   09:30   Hebden Bridge   Stanbury   65  
08/03/2015   Ribblehead   WBS   09:30   Ingleton   Waddington   70  
15/03/2015   Salford Quays  
{Mothering Sunday 2015}  
ATH   09:30   Salford   Belmont   70  
22/03/2015   Darnbrook Fell   WBS   09:30   Grassington   Settle   70  
29/03/2015   Tatham Fell  
{British Summer Time starts 2015}  
WBS   09:30   Ingleton   Slaidburn   65  
05/04/2015   The Great Sea Wall  
{Easter Sunday}  
RCP   09:00   Knott End   Cobble Hey   70  
12/04/2015   Appletreewick   WBS   09:00   Storiths   Gargrave   70  
19/04/2015   50 miles or 50km within 5 hours Std Ride   WBS   09:45   Settle   Waddington (Finish)   50  
26/04/2015   Littledale   RCP   09:00   Wray   Gardenmakers   75  
03/05/2015   Tunnel End  
{May Day Bank Holiday Weekend}  
ATH   09:00   Marsden   Hebden Bridge   80  
10/05/2015   Keer Valley   RCP   09:00   Silverdale   Feizor   90  
17/05/2015   100 miles in 9 hours Standard Ride   WBS   09:00   Dent   Settle   100  
24/05/2015   North Wirral Cycleway (Car Assisted)  
{Spring Bank Holiday Weekend}  
  09:00   Ormskirk Railway Station     80  
31/05/2015   Low Gill   WBS   09:00   Ingleton   Dunsop Bridge   75  
07/06/2015   Snowdon Crags   WBS   08:00   Stump Cross Tea Room   Embsay   85  
14/06/2015   200km in 12 hours   WBS   08:00   Staveley   Scorton   125  
21/06/2015   Shaking Moss  
{Father's Day 2015}  
WBS   08:00   Sedbergh   Horton In Ribblesdale   100  
27/06/2015   200 miles in 24 hours   WBS   05:00       200  
28/06/2015   Austwick   WBS   09:30   Feizor     50  
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.

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 11th Dec 2014 Print & Digital Competitions  
Thu 18th Dec 2014 Christmas Party - Jacobs Join
  - Bring Food & a party spirit!
 
Thu 25th Dec 2014 CLUBROOM CLOSED for Half Term  
Thu 1st Jan 2015 CLUBROOM CLOSED for Half Term  
Thu 8th Jan 2015 Unbelievable Stunts - Cycling Videos Caroline &
Dave Collinge
Thu 15th Jan 2015 "We're just Going out to play mum"
South America, India and Asia.
(Digital picture show)
Anne Nicholson &
Neil Stirling
Thu 22nd Jan 2015 Early Burns Night
A tribute to Robbie Burns
Anne & Tony Stott.
Thu 29th Jan 2015 Prize Presentation Evening (7pm start).
Tickets £6 from Anne or Caroline.
Anne Stott &
Caroline Collinge.
Thu 5th Feb 2015 A Ken Day Special plus Members Miscellany  
Thu 12th Feb 2015 Up the Hidden Valley - Part 1 - Pendle Witches
(Slides / Talk)
Norman Mitchell
Thu 19th Feb 2015 CLUBROOM CLOSED for Half Term  
Thu 26th Feb 2015 Tour de France Gala - Pictures & Quiz Caroline &
Dave Collinge
Thu 5th Mar 2015 Two Digital Picture Shows:
Norway
The Isle of Mull
 
Chris Miller
Anne & Tony Stott
Thu 12th Mar 2015 Up the Hidden Valley - Part 2 Norman Mitchell
Thu 19th Mar 2015 My 12 Challenges (Digital Picture show) Eddie Whittle
Thu 26th Mar 2015 CLUBROOM CLOSED for Half Term
Club closed until September.
 

 

 

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 DIC Total
1 Ian Donohoe 50 100 125 200 500 0 300 0 250 0 0 0 0 1525
2 Tony Stott 0 100 125 200 0 150 250 50 400 0 0 0 0 1275
3 Anne Stott 0 100 125 0 0 200 450 50 300 0 0 0 0 1225
4 Steve Hodgson 50 100 125 200 500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 975
5 Ian Stott 0 100 0 0 0 0 500 0 0 0 0 0 0 600
6 Sarah Helliwell 31 0 125 0 0 0 300 0 0 0 0 0 0 456
7= Paul Smith 31 0 0 0 0 0 400 0 0 0 0 0 0 431
7= Matthew Smith 31 0 0 0 0 0 400 0 0 0 0 0 0 431
9= Sean Carus 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 0 350 0 0 0 0 400
9= Richard John 0 0 0 0 0 0 300 0 100 0 0 0 0 400
9= Nick Mackey 50 100 0 0 0 200 0 50 0 0 0 0 0 400
12= Carl Helliwell 31 0 0 0 0 0 300 0 0 0 0 0 0 331
12= Eva Helliwell 31 0 0 0 0 0 300 0 0 0 0 0 0 331
14= Mike Bradbury 0 100 0 0 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 200
14= Helen Lang 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 200 0 0 0 0 200
16= Mick Jay 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 0 0 150
16= Dave Oak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 150 0 0 0 0 150
18= Steve Adair 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
18= Denis Baron 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
18= Joe Curran 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
18= Randle Davies 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
18= Roger Haydock 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
18= Gary Kay 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
18= Steve Lawrenson 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
25= Caroline Collinge 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 0 0 0 81
25= Dave Collinge 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 0 0 0 81
27= Ken Day 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 0 0 0 0 50
27= Simon Dobson 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
27= Sylvia Jay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 0 0 0 50
27= John Monk 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
31= Helen Dawson-Smith 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
31= Steve Gregson 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
31= Mark Meredew 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
31= Rachel Meredew 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
31= John Meredew 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
31= Vicki Meredew 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
31= Charlotte Smith 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31

 

 

Last update: Tuesday 9th December 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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