Welcome to Burnley and Pendle Cycling Touring Club website. New riders will be made very welcome on all of our rides. Whether you are taking up cycling for the first time or returning to it we adjust the pace of our rides to suit the slowest rider and no one is left behind on our rides. We are a friendly cycling club, offering you a chance to explore the quiet lanes around the Pendle area, the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland with like minded people. Every weekend we offer a choice of rides seeking out quiet country lanes with stops to socialise in cafes and village tearooms. We also offer short tours throughout the year in the UK and occasionally overseas. There is also a midweek ride/social on Tuesday evening. Details of all our rides and other activities can be found on the 'Rides List' which we produce quarterly and can be downloaded from this website - but also see below for details of rides coming up in the next few weeks.
The Club is part of Cycling UK, the national cyclists organisation. See www.cyclinguk.org. Whilst we would always encourage children to be accompanied by a parent or guardian, we can take unaccompanied children on our rides from the age of 13 with a completed parental consent form.
Forthcoming Rides – June/early July 2018
Sunday 17th June. Short ride to Strid Woods. Lunch at Storiths. Meet at Laneshaw bridge at 9.30am. Leader : David Tinker
Sunday 17th June. Long Ride to Strid Woods. Lunch at Storiths. Meet at Whalley Bus Station at 9.00am. Joint ride with Blackburn CTC.
Sunday 24th June. Short ride to Thwaite Lane. Lunch : Clapham. Meet at Higherford/Gisburn at 9.00am or 9.45am. Leader : Ian Lowcock
Sunday 24th June. Long ride to York Cycle Rally. Contact John Ramsden for details - 01282 712185.
Sunday 1st July.Short ride (car assisted) to Wirral Way. Lunch : New Brighton. Meet at Eastham Country Park at 10.00am. Leader : David Tinker (01282 774828)
Sunday 1st July. Medium ride - Riders choice on the day. Meet at Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley at 9.30am. No Leader allocated.
|Our Rides Explained – the information below is for general guidance|
|XS||Extra Short Beginners Rides : approx 20 miles on quiet lanes suitable for new riders - cafe stop half way!|
|S||Short/Social Rides : 35 - 50 Miles : Average speed 9 to 10 mph. At least one cafe stop.|
|M||Medium Rides : 50 – 60 miles : Average speed 10 to 12 mph. At least one cafe stop.|
|L||Long Rides : 60+ miles : Average speed 11 to 13 mph. At least one cafe stop.|