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. 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/early August 2017

Sunday 23rd July. Short ride to Harris End Fell. Lunch : Scorton.  Meet Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley 9.00am Leader : David Tinker.

Sunday 23rd July. Long ride to Kirkby Overblow. Lunch Otley.  Meet Laneshaw Bridge 8.30am. Leader  : Mark Clegg.

Sunday 30th July. Short ride to Thorpe. Lunch Burnsall.  Meet Langroyd 9.30am.  No Leader allocated.

Sunday 30th July. Long ride.  100km Challenge Ride. .Meet Whalley Bus Staion 9.00am  Leader : Jim Duerden.

Saturday 5th August.  Extra Short Beginners Ride to Gargrave.  Meet at Langroyd roundabout nr Colne at 10.00am.  Leader : Harry Taylor.  15 to 20 miles on quiet lanes with coffee stop half way.  Any kind of bike is OK as long as it's roadworthy. Bring spare innertube, waterproof jacket and money to buy drink/refreshments.  A gentle introduction to club cycling.

Sunday 6th August. Short ride to Cow and Calf Rocks. Lunch : Ilkley.  Meet Laneshaw Bridge 9.30am No Leader allocated.

Sunday 6th August. Long ride to Heart of the Dales. Lunch Ingleton.  Meet Gisburn 9.00am. Leader  : Ray Bracewell.



You may not want to win the Tour de France but if you enjoy cycling purely for fun and exercise and want to take on a challenge think about entering some or all of our Summer Challenge Rides. Note the following dates for your diary :

Sunday 21st May - 50 km (31 miles) ; Sunday 2nd July - 50 miles ; Sunday 30th July - 100 km (62 mi); Sunday 27th August - 100 miles

  • No time limit – participants will ride as a group
  • Coffee/meal stops on route or bring your own food and drink
  • Certificates for completion
  • Route sheets will be available on our website prior to ride and print copies available on day
  • £3.00 Entry Fee
  • CHARITY RIDERS – If you wish to raise money for a chosen charity you should organise this for yourself – we will provide authentication that you have completed the ride.

    More information and route sheets to follow on this site but for further information contact Harry Taylor – 01282 695728 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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.


(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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