Posted On: Wed 19-Dec 2012
By: Luke Peters
Blazing Saddles Results

The Blazing Saddles competition of 2012 ended with three clear-cut victors in their categories.

Alan Baxter ran away with the Leading Men's competition winning by 25 points over Jim Brown who had secured a top two finish at the end of October finished with a full 30 point advantage over Robert Finney in third.

Alison Mills had already been confirmed as the Leading Lady by the end of October and easily won followed up by Lynn Bonnici (84) and Elaine Walker (68).

Lauren Higham was 2012's leading junior after riding 38 times with the group. She was followed up by Sean Browne in second (27) and Jack Jeffreys in third (13).

This was a successful year for the group with over 3000 rides being completed spread over more than 200 riders plus everyone who visited us for our Audax rides.

With the Christmas Lunch ride last Sunday (16th December), a new competition started for the Blazing Saddles. Now is the time to get your first few points in to give you the best chance of winning the award next year!
Posted On: Wed 19-Dec 2012
By: Luke Peters
(Not the) Stevenage Start of Summertime Specials 2013

As we look back on another successful year and look at the successes that we have witnessed, it is time to look ahead to our next major event which is of course the Stevenage Start of Summertime Specials 2013.

Due to the Easter weekend falling on the weekend of the "Start of Summertime" we are pushing the events back a week into April where we may even get warmer weather!

The 2013 events are the twentieth edition of these specials which see riders come from far and wide to complete one of the three distances.

Looking to the future, it has been decided to bring a new organiser into the fray so in 2013, the organiser of the 62km event will be Luke Peters. Luke's details are available on the contact page should you have any queries on the 62km event.

Paul Boielle will continue to be as involved and as instrumental as ever in ensuring that these events go ahead without a hitch.

Look out for new entry forms, posters and route sheets for the 2013 rides in the new year.
Posted On: Mon 17-Dec 2012
By: Luke Peters
Runner-up Hertfordshire Community Club of the Year

Stevenage & North Herts CTC are pleased to announce that earlier today, we were named as the second-placed Hertfordshire Community Club of the Year. We lost out to Stevenage & North Herts Athletics Club for the main prize.

Jim Brown led a congregation, which scared the resident photographer, to collect the award at the University of Hertfordshire, who included, Tina Walker, Elaine Walker, Alison Mills, Sarah-Jane Mills, Lauren Higham, Daniel Moore and Luke Peters.

Look out for photographs and the award that we received as it will likely make the rounds and will probably be our guest star at the next rides meeting.
Posted On: Mon 03-Dec 2012
By: Luke Peters
November Blazing Saddles

The three Blazing Saddles competitions are now all wrapped up into a nice Christmas present for our three leaders (Alan, Alison and Lauren).

As we roll into the final two weeks before the Christmas Lunch (start of the new Blazing Saddles competition), as a group, we have ridden close to 200 rides for the year.

As we move into the winter months, we will be looking for new amazing riders to blaze ahead in the 2013 Blazing Saddles competition and try and dethrone these runaway winners of 2012.
Posted On: Thu 22-Nov 2012
By: Tina Walker
Emitremmus 2012 Results

Emitremmus 2012 provisional results are released on the original website - hopefully soon to be made available here too.