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.
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:
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|
- 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.