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Welcome...

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.

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 2019 

 

Thursday 12th September Midweek ride to Harris End Fell.  Lunch at Applestore, Scorton.  Meet at Spring Wood car park nr Whalley at 9.30am. No Leader allocated.

Sunday 15th September  Short ride to Little Bowland.  Lunch at Chipping.  Meet at Spring Wood car park nr Whalley at 10.00am.  No Leader allocated.

Sunday 15th September  Medium ride to Hubberholme Church. Lunch at Kettlewell.  Meet at Gisburn at 9.15am. No Leader allocated. 

Sunday 22nd September  Short ride to Kilnsey Cragg.  Lunch at Kettlewell.  Meet at ESSE Cafe at Barnoldswick (canal bank) at 9.15am.  Leader : Margaret Brown.

Sunday 22nd September  Medium ride to Harris End Fell. Lunch at Daisy Clough.  Meet at Spring Wood car park nr Whalley at 9.30am. Leader : Mark Clegg. 

Sunday 29th September  Short ride to Valley of Desolation.  Lunch at Storiths.  Meet at Laneshaw Bridge at 9.30am.  Leader : Harry Taylor.

Sunday 29th September  Long ride to Ribblehead. Lunch at Ingleton.  Meet at Gisburn at 9:30am. Leader : John Ramsden.

Saturday 5th October.  Extra Short Beginners Ride to Waddington.  Meet at Spring Wood car park nr Whalley at 10.00am.  Leader : Harry Taylor.  15 to 20 miles on quiet country lanes at a gentle pace with cafe 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.

 

 

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.

 

(NB. Our full Rides List is 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