Blazing Saddles


2019: Results

2018: Results

2017: Results

2016: Results

2015: Results

2014: Results

2013: Results

2012: Results

2011: Results

2010: Results

2009: Results

2008: Results

2007: Results

2006: Results

2005: Results

2004: Results

2003: Results

2002: Bob Corbett

2001: Bob Corbett

2000: Frank Ferridge & Jill Gristwood

1999: Frank Ferridge

1998: Jim Brown

1997: Andrew Benny

1996: Stewart Hammond &
    Derek Cullender

1995: Elizabeth Wilson

1994: Chris Waterfield

1993: Robert Sanders

1992: Andrew Sherratt

The Blazing saddles trophy is awarded to the rider who participates in the highest number of rides each year. It has been a tradition of the Stevenage & North Herts CTC since it was first introduced in 1992 when Andrew Sherratt won it.

Only rides organised by the local group count towards the Blazing Saddles competition. These are rides that appear in the printed programme or here on the website. Points are awarded for each ride. Over the course of the year your points will accumilate to give you a total at the end of the year.

The first ride of the "year" used to always be the Christmas Lunch ride during which the awards for the previous year are presented. This was changed to make production of trophies easier for the organisers. Now the first ride of the 'year' is the first one after Emitremmus.

Although all riders are included in our results tables, only those who are CTC members are eligible to receive the Blazing Saddles trophy.

Remember, this is a local competition designed only to increase the interest in our rides.

Current standings:

Glad to see that with the winter being mild we have had plenty of riders out in December, 186 in total, which is fantastic.

Going into our second Blazing Saddles month, the results are as follows:

Bob Corbett leads with 26 points, Alan Baxter second place with 20 points, Ben Ademola third with 15 points, Ian Watt and Dave Hall joint fourth with 14 points, with Paul Boielle and Steve Little close behind joint fifth with 13 points.

Jackie Cooper leads with 15 points, and Tina Saunders takes second place with 10 points, Jana Labajova and Penny Schenkel joint third place with 9 points, Tina Walker in fourth place with 7 points and joint fifth place is held by Lynn Bonnici, Nicola Morris and Sandra McQue with 6 points.

Lucas Knapp holds the lead with 3 points and in joint second place is Alex Morris, Marly Aldwinckle, Noah Clarke, Andrei Iffinie and Sophia Morris with 1 point.

Let's see more of you out to join our fun and friendly rides.

December 2019: results file

November 2019: results file

CTC DA Medals

In addition to the Blazing Saddles, Medals are also awarded to riders who have gained a certain number of points in local event rides. The medals are given out as part of the presentation ceremony that happens at the Christmas lunch.

Medals are awarded for the following points ranges:

Gold 28+ points
Silver 20-27 points
Bronze 13-19 points

Points are awarded depending on the ride and the distance you cover. The table below shows the points awarded for participating in our main local rides:

Event Points
Start of Summertime (SSOSS) 60km 3
115km 6
160km 9
200km 12
Stevenage Circular Cycle 84km 4
Baldock Cycle Challenge 44km (Loop 1) 2
50km (Loop 2) 2
95km (Both) 5
Off-Road Challenge (50km) 3
Cecil Cooke Trophy (per event) 1
Emitremmus 101km 5
62km (Lite) 3
  • Volunteer helpers get the points awarded for the main ride at an event whether they ride it or not. Helper points will count towards the award of medals provided an individual rides at least one event during the year.