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 – April/early May 2018
Sunday 29th April. Short ride to Arnside (car Assisted). Lunch : Arnside. Meet at Kirkby Lonsdale at 9.30am. Leader : Jim Duerden
Sunday 29th April. Long ride to Rivington Pike. Lunch at Rivington. Meet at Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley at 9.00am. Leader : John Ramsden
Saturday 5th May. Extra Short 25 Mile Challenge Ride to Bolton by Bowland. Meet at Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley at 10.00am. Leader : John Ramsden. (£3 entry fee - no time limit - certificates for successful completion.)
Sunday 6th May. Short ride to Calder Vale. Lunch at Cobble Hey. Meet at Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley at 9.30am. Leader : Jackie Duerden
Sunday 6th May. Medium ride to Hebden Gill. Lunch at Hebden. Meet at Langroyd r'bout nr Colne at 9.30am. Leader : Mick Stone
Thursday 10th May. Midweek ride to Little Bowland. Lunch Chipping or Beacon Fell. Meet at Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley at 10.00am. Leader : Harry Taylor. (approx 40 miles at a steady pace - all abilities catered for.)
|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 - 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.|