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.
Well the weather has certainly been challenging this month, with three rides having to be cancelled due to the storms. Still 146 of you still rode with us, which is great!|
The results are as follows:
Bob Corbett leads with 49 points, Alan Baxter second place with 41 points, Ian Watt at third place with 28 points, Steve Little is now fourth place with 25 points, with Dave Hall moving into fifth place with 23 points.... all very close, so keep watching!
Jackie Cooper leads with 29 points, Jana Labajova and Penny Schenkel still hold joint second place with 19 points, Lynn Bonnici now holds third place with 15 points, Pauline Brennan and Tina Walker take joint fourth place with 11 points and Tina Saunders moves to fifth place with 10 points.
Lucas Knapp, Andrei Iffinie and Sophia Morris hold joint first place with 3 points, in second place is Marly Aldwinckle, with 2 points, closely followed by Benjamin Busak, Noah Clarke, Natahsa Clarke and Alex Morris joint third with 1 point.
Let's see more of you out to join our fun and friendly rides.
February 2020: results file
January 2020: results file
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.