Tourist Awards

To recognise the efforts of club members who take on a non-competitive challenge, by perhaps cycling a long distance, but not necessarily in race conditions, the committee present a number of TOURIST AWARDS each year.  This includes a number of MOUNTAIN BIKE AWARDS, for those who cycle off-road.  There are also sometimes some SPECIAL AWARDS presented to members who have had cycling achievements in areas not covered by the Club Standard Awards, etc. e.g. achievements in National Events or Long Distance Events.

To make a claim for an award please click the link below. You will see an example claim, which can be edited as required. When completed, submit the form to the Committee with any supporting evidence attached, by the 30th September.

Award-Claim-Form

A brief description of each of the awards and how to qualify is detailed below:

Novice Tourist

(must be completed in a new Members first year with the Club):

One 50 mile ride plus any two of the following three rides:

  1. Preston-Pilling-Glasson Dock-Scorton-Preston
  2. Preston-Ribchester-Whalley-Waddington-Bashall Eaves-Chipping-Preston
  3. Round the Trough of Bowland

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Bronze Tourist

One 100 mile ride plus any two of the following three rides:

  1. Preston-Kirkby Lonsdale-Preston
  2. Preston-Rathmell-Preston
  3. Preston-Milnthorpe-Preston

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Silver Tourist

One 120 mile ride plus any two of the following three rides:

  1. Preston-Dent-Preston
  2. Preston-Malham-Preston
  3. Preston-Slaidburn-Lamb Fell-Bentham-Wray-Caton-Quernmore-Preston

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Gold Tourist (Lady VETS)

One 140 mile ride plus any two of the following three rides:

  1. Preston-Windermere via the Lythe Valley-Preston;
  2. Preston-Shap-Tebay-Preston;
  3. Preston-Ingelton-Hawes-Ribblehead-Preston.

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Gold Tourist

One 150 mile ride plus any two of the following three rides:

  1. Preston-Quernmore-Kirby Longsdale-Barbondale-Dent-Kingsdale-Ingleton-Settle-Waddington-Preston
  2. Fleet Moss
  3. Preston-Kirkstone-Penrith-Shap-Preston

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Platinum Tourist

Three 180 mile rides which must be approved by the Management Committee prior to undertaking the challenge.

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Diamond Tourist

Three 225 mile rides which must be approved by the Management Committee prior to undertaking the challenge.

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SPECIAL AWARDS

On occasions Special Awards are presented to members who have been successful in areas not covered by the Club Standard Awards, eg. achievements in National Events or long distance events.

It is the responsibility of the Management Committee to determine whether an Award is bestowed.  To be eligible for a Special Award members should complete the Awards Claim Form under the ‘Other’ section and submit it by 30th od September the Trophy Secretary.