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 – November/early December 2017
Sunday 26th November. Short ride to Carleton Moor. Lunch : Skipton. Meet Laneshaw Bridge 9.30am Leader : Ian Lowcock
Sunday 26th November. Long ride to Inglewhite. Lunch : Chipping. Meet Gisburn. 9.30am Leader : Ray Bracewell..
Saturday 2nd December. Extra Short Beginners Ride to Waddington. Meet at Spring Wood Car Park, nr Whalley 10.00am. 2 -3 hours along quiet lanes with coffee stop half way round. Any bike is OK as long as it's roadworthy. Bring spare innertube and waterproof jacket. A gentle introduction to club cycling : Leader : Harry Taylor (01282 695728)
Sunday 3rd December. Christmas Lunch Ride. Meet at Rolls Royce Social Club, Barnoldswick at 10.00am Leader : Jim Duerden. (if you wish to attend the Xmas lunch and presentation starting at 3pm at Rolls Royce SC contact Jim Duerden urgently on 01282 453061.)
Sunday 10th December. Short ride to Bolton by Bowland. Lunch : Gardenmakers. Meet Higherford bus turning circle 9.30am or Gisburn 10.10am Leader : Jackie Duerden
Sunday 10th December. Medium ride to Beacon Fell. Lunch : Myerscough. Meet Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley. 9.30am Leader : Harry Taylor.
|Our Rides Explained – the information below is for general guidance|
|XS||Extra Short Beginners Rides : 15 -20 miles on quiet lanes suitable for new riders - cafe stop half way!|
|S||Short/Social Rides : 35 - 45 Miles : Average speed 9 to 10 mph. At least one cafe stop.|
|M||Medium Rides : 50 – 55 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.|