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 – October/early November 2018
Sunday 28th October Short ride to Malham Tarn. Lunch at Malham. Meet at Langroyd r,bout nr Colne at 9.30 am. Leader : Ian Lowcock
Sunday 28th October Medium ride to Burnsall. Lunch at Burnsall. Meet at Laneshaw Bridge at 9.30 am. Leader : Trevor Stansfield
Saturday 3rd November. Extra Short Beginners Ride to Gargrave. Meet at Langroyd r'bout nr Colne at 10.00am. Leader : Harry Taylor. (Tel 01282 695728 for more info.) 2 to 3 hours riding at a gentle pace with coffee stop half way round. Any kind of bike is OK as long as it's roadworthy. Bring a spare innertube and waterproof jacket. A gentle introduction to club riding.
Sunday 4th November Short ride to Thorpe. Lunch at Cracoe. Meet at Langroyd r,bout nr Colne at 10.00 am. Leader : Sean Kirkwood.
Sunday 4th November Medium ride to Ribblehead. Lunch at Ingleton. Meet at Gisburn at 9.00 am. Leader : Mark Clegg.
Thursday 8th Novenber. Midweek ride to Chipping. Meet Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley at 10.00am. Leader : Jackie Duerden. All abilities catered for.
Sunday 11th November Short and Medium rides to Bolton by Bowland for Rememberance Service with lunch at Hellified. Short ride meet at Gisburn at 10.00am. Medium ride meet at Whalley Bus Station at 9.30am (jointly with Blackburn CTC.)
|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.|