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.
Posted On: Sun 18-Nov 2012
By: Luke Peters
October Blazing Saddles Update

With only 21 rides to go, the pieces are all starting to fall into place in the three Blazing Saddles competitions.

Alan is 2 rides away from guaranteeing victory in the leading men's competition with Jim guaranteed to finish no lower than equal second. Robert is third, 9 points clear of Richard in fourth.

Alison had guaranteed victory in the leading women's competition at the end of last month so we will look to second and third. Lynn needs to ride only twice to guarantee a podium finish and is currently 13 points clear of both Diane and Elaine in equal third place. They are 6 points clear of Jackie in fifth place.

Moving on to the junior's competition, things start getting a little more complicated. Lauren is 17 points clear of her closest rival for the victory in this competition but every other junior that has ridden with us this year is able to take second place. Sean is in second with 19 points, 6 clear of his closest rival. 3 points seperate the next 4 riders in the race for third.

Stevenage & North Herts CTC has already run 188 rides this year and with another 21 planned, we look set to run a new highest number of rides for the year.

Remember that we are still running rides every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday so remember to stay on your bike over the Winter!