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 more riders out this month with the sun shining, a total of 320 this month. |
Let's see more of you riding and making the most of the remaining summer days and evenings.....
The results for this month and the positions stand as follows:
Bob Corbett has held the lead with 118 points, Ben Ademola still close behind in second place with 115 Points, Alan Baxter holds third place with 103 points, Dave Hall remaining fourth with 83 points and Ian Watt remains at fifth place with 75 points, closely followed by Paul Boielle in 6th place with 71 points.
Jackie Cooper continues to hold first place with 93 points, second Penny Schenkel with 64 points, third Lynn Bonnici with 39 points, Elaine walker has moved up to fourth place with 33 points, with Pauline Brennan only just in fifth place with 31 points, closely followed by Tina Saunders in 6th place with 29 points..... it continues to be interesting for next month.....
Retaining first place, Sophia Morris leads with 17 points, Marly Aldwinckle in second place with 12 points, Lucas Knapp very close behind in third place with 11 points, followed by Zoe Nuttall in fourth place with 9 points and joint fifth, Noah Clarke and Jack Eldridge with 6 points.
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.