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. The points awarded are based upon the number of stops on a ride. If you do a longer ride with multiple stops then you will recieve more points. 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" is always the Christmas Lunch ride during which the awards for the previous year are presented. Anyone who rides on the Christmas Lunch ride will have already earned their first point towards that years total.
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.
Penny Schenkel and Alan Baxter continue to lead the bunch in January 2017. Nicola Morris and Dave Hall are second female and male respectively with Jim Brown and Jackie Cooper in third position. Sophia Morris remains in top place in the Junior competition leading from Zoe Nutgall.|
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:
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:
|Start of Summertime (SSOSS)||60km||3|
|Stevenage Circular Cycle||84km||4|
|Baldock Cycle Challenge||44km (Loop 1)||2|
|50km (Loop 2)||2|
|Off-Road Challenge (50km)||3|
|Cecil Cooke Trophy (per event)||1|
- In addition the organiser of the event receives 5 points. If the organiser rides the event as well, they only receive the 5 organiser points unless the event they ride scores higher than 5 points, in which case, they receive the event points only.
- Helpers on the event also receive 3 points but these only apply to those not riding the event. Helpers who ride the event as well will just receive the points for the event.