Burnley and Pendle

Cyclists Touring Club

Welcome...

 

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.

New rider enquiries should be directed to Harry Taylor on 01282 695728 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

  

Forthcoming Rides –  July 2018

Sunday 15th July Short ride to Rome and Wham. Lunch at  Feizor. Meet at Gisburn at 10.00am.  Leader : Margaret Brown.

Sunday 15th July Medium Ride - 100 kilometre Challenge Ride.  Lunch at  Knott End. Meet at Whalley Bus Station at 8.30am.  Leader : Jim Duerden.

Sunday 22nd July Short ride to Cow and Calf Rocks. Lunch at  Ilkley. Meet at Laneshaw Bridge at 9.30am.  Leader : Sean Kirkwood.

Sunday 22nd July Medium ride to Lytham. Lunch at  Lytham. Meet at Springwood Car Park nr Whalley at 9.00am.  Leader : Mick Stone.

Thursday 26th July Midweek ride to Ribblehead. Lunch at  Ingleton. Meet at Gisburn at 9.30am.  Leader : Harry Taylor. Approx 45 miles. All abilities welcome.

Sunday 29th July Short ride to Langden Castle (inc. track). Lunch at Cobble Hey. Meet at Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley at 9.30am.  Leader : Ian Lowcock.

Sunday 29th July Long Ride to Jenny Brown's Point. Lunch at  Bolton le Sands. Meet at Springwood 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.

 

(NB. Our full Rides List for April to June is now available to download. Visit our Rides List page. ) If you have any problems downloading or want a postal copy email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel : 695728

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