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 ride on Tuesday evening, and 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 – August/early September 2018
Sunday 19th August Short ride to Kingsdale. Lunch at Dent. Meet at Settle - Market Square at 9.30am. Leader : Jackie Duerden
Sunday 19th August Long ride to Kingsdale. Lunch at Dent. Meet at Gisburn at 8.30am. No Leader allocated.
Tuesday 21st August . Bridleway ride to Mastiles Lane. Lunch at Malham. Meet at Airton - farm shop at 10.00am. Leader : David Tinker - Tel 01282 774828. (More suited to mountain, hybrid or touring bikes - approx 20 - 30 miles.)
Sunday 26th August Short ride to Wharfe. Lunch at Helwith Bridge. Meet at Gisburn at 9.30am. Leader : Ian Lowcock.
Sunday 26th August 100 Mile Challenge Ride. Lunch at Caton. Meet at Whalley Bus Station at 7.00am. Leader : Mark Clegg. No time limit - certificate for completion - £3 entry fee.
Saturday 1st September. Extra Short Beginners Ride to Wigglesworth. Meet at Gisburn - on lane at side of cattle market at 10.00am. Leader : Fred Higson. 2 to 3 hours riding at a gentle pace on quiet lanes with coffee stop half way. Any type of bike is OK as long as it's roadworthy. Bring spare innertube and waterproof jacket. A gentle introduction to club cycling.
Sunday 2nd September Short ride to Valley of Desolation. Lunch at Storiths. Meet at Laneshawbridge at 9.30am. Leader : Sean Kirkwood
Sunday 2nd September Medium ride - riders' choice ! Meet at Langroyd at 9.30am. No Leader allocated.
|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.|