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.
The weather has been fantastic, with continued high attendance with the sunny warm days. |
The wonderful conditions had 349 riders out this month and the positions stand as follows:
Alan Baxter well in the lead with 117 points, Dave Hall second with 86 points, Paul Boielle third with 73 point and Bill Hayes leading Robert Finney by one point at fourth with 58 points.
Penny has just taken back the lead by one point with 71 points, followed by Jackie at 70 points, Lynn Bonnici third with 38 points, closely followed by Nicola Morris in fourth place with 37 points.
Sophia Morris leads the juniors with 28 points, George Underhill second with 14 points, Zoe Nuttal third with 8 points and new members Noah Clarke fourth with 6 points and Marly Aldwinkle fifth with 5 points.
It's great to see lots of new members out, as young as 4 years old!!
8August 2018: results file
July 2018: results file
June 2018: results file
May 2018: results file
April 2018: results file
March 2018: results file
February 2018: results file
January 2018: results file
December 2017: 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.