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 – January/early February 2018
Sunday 21st January. Short ride to Lickhurst. Lunch : Chipping. Meet Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley at 10.00am. No Leader allocated.
Sunday 21st January. Medium ride to Wilpshire. Lunch : Longridge. Meet Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley at 10.00am. Leader : Mick Stone.
Sunday 28th January. Short ride to Penistone Hill. Lunch : Haworth. Meet Laneshaw Bridge at 10.00am. Leader : Jim Cooper..
Sunday 28th January. Long ride to Whetstone Gate. Lunch : Ilkley. Meet Laneshaw Bridge at 9.30am. Leader : Sean Kirkwood
Saturday 3rd February. Extra Short Beginners ride to Gargrave. Meet Langroyd roundabout nr Colne at 10.00am. 2 to 3 hours on quiet lanes with a coffee/refreshment stop half way. Any kind of bike is OK as long as it's roadworthy. Bring a spare innertube and a waterproof jacket. A gentle introduction to club cycling. Leader : Fred Higson.
Sunday 4th February. Short ride to St Helen's Well.. Lunch : Cracoe. Meet Langroyd roundabout nr Colne at 10.00am. Leader : Ian Lowcock
Sunday 4th February. Medium ride to Scull Rd. Lunch : Hebden. Meet Langroyd roundabout nr Colne at 9.30am. Leader : David Tinker
|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.|