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.
Forthcoming Rides – January/early February 2019
Sunday 20th January Short ride to Jeffrey Hill. Lunch at Chipping. Meet at Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley at 9.30 am. Leader : David Tinker.
Sunday 20th January Medium ride to Beacon Fell. Lunch at Chipping. Meet at Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley at 9.30 am. Leader : John Ramsden
Sunday 27th January Short ride to Stirton and Thorlby. Lunch at Skipton. Meet at Laneshaw Bridge at 10.00 am. No Leader allocated.
Sunday 27th January Medium ride to Sawley. Lunch at Tosside or Holden Clough. Meet at Thornton Clock at 9.30am or West Marton X rds at 9.45am. Leader : Ray Bracewell.
Saturday 2nd February. Extra Short Beginners Ride to Gargrave. Meet at Langroyd r'bout nr Colne at 10.00am. Leader : Harry Taylor. (Tel 01282 695728 for more info) Approx 20 miles on quiet lanes/canal bank with coffee/refreshment stop half way. Ride to the pace of the slowest rider. Any kind of bike is OK as long as it's roadworthy. Bring spare innertube and waterproof jacket. A gentle introduction to club cycling.
Sunday 3rd February Short ride to Thorpe. Lunch at Cracoe. Meet at Barnoldswick Coop Car Park at 9.30 am. Leader : Margaret Brown
Sunday 3rd February Medium ride to Catforth. Lunch at Roots Cafe. Meet at Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley at 9.30 am. Leader : Mark Clegg
|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.|