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.
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.
Tour de France Stage 2
|20/07/2014||Arnside Tower||RCP||09:00||Leighton Moss||Scorton||80|
|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|
|24/08/2014||Formby Point||BR||09:00||Mere Brow||Rivington||75|
|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.
|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|
|12/10/2014||Freewheel Competition - Marl Hill @ 10:45am||WBS||09:30||Tosside||Clarion House||55|
|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.
(Christmas YHA Weekend)
|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.
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 3rd Apr 2014||Treasure Hunt & Sausage Sizzle
Last club night until Thursday 4th September
Bring a bike & meet at 7pm at the clubroom.
|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|
|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|
Last update: Saturday 2nd August 2014