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 – November/early December 2018
Sunday 18th November Short ride to Ribble Valley. Lunch at Waddington. Meet at Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley at 9.00 am. Leader : Jim Duerden.
Sunday 18th November Medium ride to Hodder Bridge. Lunch at Waddington. Meet at Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley at 9.30 am. No Leader allocated.
Sunday 25th November Short ride to Carleton Moor. Lunch at Skipton. Meet at Laneshaw Bridge at 9.30 am. Leader : Ian Lowcock
Sunday 25th November Medium ride to Paythorne. Lunch at Barnoldswick. Meet at Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley at 9.30 am. Leader : Mick Stone.
Saturday 1st December. Extra Short Beginners Ride to Waddington. Meet at Sring Wood Car Park nr Whalley at 10.00am. Leader : Fred Higson. 2 to 3 hours at a gentle pace on quiet lanes with a cafe 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!
Sunday 2nd December. Christmas Lunch Ride. Meet Rolls Royce Social Club, Barnoldswick at 10.00am. Leader Jim Duerden. Followed by Club Xmas meal at RR Social Club at 3pm. (Booking essential.)
|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.|