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 –  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.


(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


Club Clothing - Order Now

We are pleased to announce that we currently have an "Bulk Order Window" open with our Club Clothing supplier -…

Quiz Night - 19th February 2018

Our Annual Inter Club Quiz will be held at Boyce's Barrel in Colne on Monday 19th February 2018 - 7:30pm…

Overland to Australia

On 18th January, Blackburn & District CTC are hosting a slideshow, by our own Raymond Bracewell, entitled "Overland to Australia".…

Annual General Meeting - 1st November

Our Annual General meeting will be held at the Birtwistle Trust Community Centre, Colne on Wednesday 1st November, 7:30pm We…

10 pin Bowling - Wednesday 8th November - CANCELLED

Unfortunately, due to low numbers, we have taken the decision to cancel our Bowling night on 8th November.    …


Quiz Night - 2018

in Social Event Reports

Our annual inter-club Quiz Night has become somewhat of a tradition in recent years, with seven teams gathering at Boyce's…

Extra Short Ride to Gargrave - 6 January 2018

in Ride Reports

We started 2018 with one of our extra short rides to Gargrave. Six riders set out on a chilly but…

Christmas Dinner - 2017

in Social Event Reports

Sunday 3rd December 2017 was our annual Christmas Diiner ride. This year we had once again booked into the Rolls…

Hope Factory Visit - 18 September 2017

in Social Event Reports

On 18th September, six of our members visited Hope Technology in Barnoldswick. Hope Technology is one of the world leaders…

100 Mile Challenge Ride - 27 August 2017

in Ride Reports

The final ride in this years series of Challenge Rides brings the total distance up to 100 miles. Five riders…