Burnley and Pendle

Cyclists Touring Club



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.

New rider enquiries should be directed to Harry Taylor on 01282 695728 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Forthcoming Rides –  September/early October 2017

Sunday 24th September. Short ride to Austwick. Lunch : Little Stainforth.  Meet Higherford bus turning circle 9.30am or Gisburn 10.10am Leader : Mick Stone.

Sunday 24th September. Medium ride to Ribblehead. Lunch Ingleton.  Meet Higherford bus turning circle 8.45am or Gisburn 9.30am Leader : Harry Taylor

Sunday 1st October. Short ride to Linton Falls. Lunch : Burnsall.  Meet Langroyd 9.30am  Leader :JimCooper

Sunday 1st October. Medium ride to Grass Wood. Lunch Kettlewell.  Meet Langroyd 9.30am No Leader allocated.

Saturday 7th October.  Extra Short Beginners Ride to Longridge. Meet Spring Wood Car Park  nr Whalley 10.00am.  Leader : Mark Clegg. 15 to 20 miles on quiet lanes with coffee stop halfway.  Any kind of bike is OK for this ride as long as it's roadworthy.  Bring spare innertube and waterproof jacket.  A gentle introduction to club cycling.

Sunday 8th October. Short ride to Jeffrey Hill. Lunch : Chipping.  Meet Spring wood Car Park nr Whalley 9.30am Leader  : Ian Lowcock

Sunday 8th October. Medium ride to Whitendale. Lunch Dunsop Bridge.  Meet Spring wood Car Park nr Whalley 9.30am : Leader : Mark Clegg.

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.


(NB. Our full Rides List for October to December is now available to download. Visit our Rides List page. ) If you have any problems downloading or want a postal copy email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel : 695728


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