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.
Even with the weather changing and dark nights upon us I am glad to see that we still have many riders out cycling with us, so a big thank you, with 303 out last month!!|
The results for this month and the positions stand as follows:
Ben Ademola holds the lead with 149 Points, Bob Corbett remaining in second place with 137 points, Alan Baxter closely behind in third place with 134 points, Dave Hall in fourth with 104 points and Ian Watt remains at fifth place with 99 points, with Paul Boielle in 6th place on 85 points.
Jackie Cooper continues to hold first place with 113 points, second Penny Schenkel with 78 points, third Lynn Bonnici with 54 points, Pauline Brennan remains at fourth place with 44 points, Elaine Walker in fifth place with 38 points, with Nicola Morris now in fifth place with 35 points, with Tina Saunders only one point behind with 34 points.
Retaining first place, Sophia Morris leads with 24 points, Marly Aldwinckle is catching up in second place with 19 points, Lucas Knapp in third place with 16 points, followed by Zoe Nuttall in fourth place with 12 points and Noah Clarke holds fifth place with 10 points.
Keep riding with us and enjoy!
September 2019: results file
August 2019: results file
July 2019: results file
June 2019: results file
May 2019: results file
April 2019: results file
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.