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 – October/early November 2017
Sunday 22nd October. Short ride to Hothersall Lodge. Lunch : Little Town Dairy, Longridge. Meet Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley 10.00am Leader : Jackie Duerden.
Sunday 22nd October. Medium ride to Strid Woods. Lunch Bolton Bridge. Meet Langroyd roundabout. 9.30am No Leader allocated
Sunday 29th October. Short ride to Malham Tarn. Lunch : Malham. Meet Langroyd 9.30am Leader : Margaret Brown
Sunday 29th October. Medium ride to Ilkley. Lunch Ilkley. Meet Laneshaw Bridge. 9.30am Leader : Mark Clegg. (Joint ride with Blackburn CTC.)
Saturday 4th November. Extra Short Beginners Ride to Gargrave. Meet Langroyd roundabout near Colne 10.00am. 15 to 20 gentle paced miles on quiet lanes with a coffee stop half way. Any kind of bike is OK as long as it's roadworthy. Bring spare innertube and waterproof jacket. A gentle introduction to club cycling! Leader : Harry Taylor (Tel 01282 695728.)
Sunday 5th November. Short ride to Long Gill. Lunch : Tosside. Meet Higherford bus turning circle 9.30am or Gisburn 10.10am. Leader : Jim Cooper
Sunday 5th November. Medium ride to Long Gill. Lunch Settle. Meet Spring wood Car Park, nr Whalley. 9.30am Leader : Harry Taylor
|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.|