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 – February/early March 2018
Sunday 25th February. Short ride to Blake Dean. Lunch : Hebden Bridge. Meet Haggate X rds at 10.00am. No Leader allocated.
Sunday 25th February. Long ride to Chapel le Dale. Lunch : Ingleton. Meet Higherfrord bus turning circle at 9.00am or Gisburn at 9.45am. Leader : John Ramsden.
Saturday 3rd March. Extra Short Beginners Ride to Sawley meeting at Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley at 10.00am. Leader : Mark Clegg. 2 to 3 hours ride at a gentle pace on quiet lanes with coffee stop half way round. 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 4th March. Short ride to Malham Cove. Lunch : Malham. Meet Langroyd roundabout nr Colne at 9.30am. Leader : Ian Lowcock
Sunday 4th March. Medium ride to Malham Tarn. Lunch : Feizor. Meet at Gisburn at 9.45am. Leader : Jim Cooper
Sunday 11th March. Short ride to Langcliffe Kiln. Lunch : Little Stainforth. Meet Higherford bus turning circle at 9.15am or Gisburn at 10.00am. Leader : Margaret Brown.
Sunday 11th March. Medium ride to Grizedale. Lunch : Applestore at Scorton. Meet at Spring Wood car park nr Whalley at 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.|