Burnley and Pendle

Cyclists Touring Club



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. We have a 'Beginners' ride on the first Saturday of every month.  There is also a midweek daytime ride once a month on Thursdays. 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 –  February 2019

Sunday 17th February  Short ride to Winterburn.  Lunch at Airton.  Meet at Langroyd r'bout at 9.30 am.  Leader : Jim Duerden


Sunday 17th February  Medium ride to Whitendale.  Lunch at Dunsop Bridge.  Meet at Springwood Car Park nr Whalley at 9.30 am.  Leader : Mark Clegg.


Sunday 24th February  Short ride to Hunter Bark (includes track)  Lunch at Settle.  Meet at Higherford bus terminus at 9.15am or Gisburn at 10.00 am.  Leader : Ian Lowcock


Sunday 24th February  Medium ride to Bell Busk.  Lunch at Kettlewell.  Meet at Langroyd r'bout nr Colne at 9.30 am.  Leader : John Ramsden.




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 is 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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