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.
Spring is certainly here with daffodils out, along with 230 riders this month, we want to see you more of you joining us.......|
The results for this month and the positions stand as follows:
First place Bob Corbett with 58 points, Ben Ademola remaining in second place with 52 Points, now third with 45 points is Alan Baxter, with Paul Boielle and Dave Hall joint fourth with 41 points, Ian Watt takes fifth place with 34 points.
First place Jackie Cooper with 44 points, second Penny Schenkel with 30 points, third Lynn Bonnici with 18 points, fourth place Nicola Morris with 16 points and a new fifth place position for Tina Saunders with 13 points.
Retaining first place, Sophia Morris leads with 11 points, Jack Eldridge in second place with 6 points, third place Zoe Nuttal with 5 points, joint fourth place with 4 points Noah Clarke and Marly Aldwinckle and now in fifth place, Alexis Kofi Aning with 2 points.
March 2019: results file
February 2019: results file
January 2019: results file
December 2018: results file
November 2018: 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.