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Please check our news section regularly for information on forthcoming events, and other newsworthy items we think will be of interest.

Thursday, 05 January 2017 18:32

Annual General Meeting - Reports

Below are some of the reports submitted at our Annual General Meeting in November. Secretary's Report Burnley and Pendle CTC, Member Group.Report to Annual General Meeting 2nd November 2016. Mr. Chairman, fellow members. The club has enjoyed another successful year. The number of members listed for our member group has remained steady at just over 200, and our Short Sunday rides continue to be well attended, with another couple of new riders becoming regulars this year. The Sunday rides each week have generally consisted of a Short & Medium ride, as there has been reduced interest in Long rides, although…
Thursday, 01 December 2016 18:22

Spring 2017 Ludlow Weekend

We are having a long spring weekend at Ludlow in Shropshire starting Friday 21 April and leaving on 25 April (4 nights) There are two travel lodges one on the outskirts of Ludlow and one 4 miles south at Woofferton. Also there is a caravan site in-between the two Or there is other accommodation in Ludlow itself Some members are already booked into the Travelodge in Ludlow - approx cost £180.00 for the 4 nights although the sooner you book the cheaper it is For more information please contact  jim Duerden on 01282 453061 or 07837 399526 or ask at the…
Thursday, 24 November 2016 19:07

Coast to Coast - Hadrians Wall - May 2017

Our annual Coast to Coast ride for 2017 will be Hadrian's Cycleway on 18 - 21 May.  Approximate cost will be £245. This includes accommodation and transport to the start from the overnight accommodation and return transport from Tynemouth. The group will meet up on the Thursday evening (18th) and start the ride on the Friday. The route is 154 miles over 3 days. A deposit of £80 is required to secure a place and numbers are limited to 12 riders. Any queries please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Monday, 07 November 2016 18:06

Christmas Lunch - 2016

Our Christmas Lunch this year will be held at the Rolls Royce Social Club, Barnoldswick on Sunday 4th December at 3pm, and will be followed by a short awards presentation . This is a change from our normal venue as the Copy Nook is no longer available. . This year, because of the change of venue, payment upfront is required, along with your choice from the menu, a copy of which is available for download below. Cost is £17 per person As usual a short ride will be held beforehand.     Plesae can you let Ian (or another member…
Tuesday, 25 October 2016 18:08

Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 2nd Novemeber at the Birtwistle Trust Community Centre,  Keighley Road, Colne at 7:30pm. All welcome.
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 18:27

Slideshow - 23 November

On Wednesday 23rd November we will be holding a slide show at the Hare and Hounds at Haggate crossroads in Burnley. Tony and Anne Stott from Blackburn CTC will be presenting their trip to Ireland.This will be followed by a Pie and Pea supper.Tickets £5 per person.Please contact a member of the committee to reserve your place.
Saturday, 06 August 2016 17:36

100 Mile Challenge Ride - Sunday 28th August

Following on from our 100 km Challenge Ride in July, we are holding a 100 mile Challenge Ride on the 28th August 2016. There is no time limit on this ride, it is designed to offer a distance challenge to those wanting to add 100 mile to their list ot achievements. Starting from Whalley Bus Station at 7am, the route heads out through Wiswell and Pendleton, Gisburn, Wigglesworth and Rathmell, Clapham and Claughton before dropping into Glasson. The return trip takes in Garstang, Great Ecclesotn, Copp and Elswick,  before returning through Longridge and Ribchester to the finish back in Whalley.…
As a follow up to our previous news items regarding the re-brand of CTC to Cycling UK, please see below a copy of the official notice posted in last weeks CycleClips email. "The Poll of members called by ex-Councillor Philip Benstead, and published in the June/July issue of ‘Cycle’ magazine, to endorse or overturn the decision of the Council to adopt the trading name of Cycling UK closed today. The result was 6,533 to endorse the decision with 3,694 to overturn. Chair of Council David Cox said: “Thank you to all who took the time to vote. The Cyclists’ Touring Club…
After the success of our joint ride "50 miles in 5 hours" with Blackburn & District CTC, several of our members have asked if we can do something similar. On Sunday 24th July we will be hosting a 100km Challenge Ride. There is no time limit on this ride, it is designed to offer a distance challenge to those wanting to add 100km to their list ot achievements. Starting from Whalley Bus Station, the route takes in the familiar Ribchester and Longridge before heading off through Broughton to Great Eccleston then turning north towards Stakepool and Pilling before breaking for…
A few weeks ago we reported about the proposed rebrand of CTC to Cycling UK.  As you will no doubt be aware, the rebrand has now gone through, but not without comment. Former CTC Council member, Philip Benstead submitted a petition, signed by many of our members, asking that the re-brand was put to a full membership vote. The latest issue of Cycling should have arrived through your letterbox in the past few days, and includes a voting form (on the back of the address insert) in which all members can now vote to either accept the re-brand, or ask…
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 19:12

Ride Leader Workshop

On 19th september 2015, the CTC launched a series of Ride Leader Workshops, to be held around the country over the following months.. We were lucky enough to secure a couple fo places on the first of these workshops, held in at the Palatine Sports Centre, in Blackpool This was a chance for both new and experience ride leaders to discuss various topics that add up to a successful ride, and ride leader, and was attended by approximately 20 cyclists from the CTC and affiliated clubs. Topics included Examining what makes an enjoyable ride and a good Ride Leader Understanding…
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 18:27

Rebranding of CTC to Cycling UK

At last nights committe meeting, Burnley and Pendle CTC discussed news of a possible rebranding of the CTC to Cycling UK, which is believed willl be announced in April. This news has recently been circulating on various cycling related sites on the interent, and is causing concern to our members. The general feeling amongst our committee is that this is being pushed through without proper consultation, casts aside the strong heritage of the club, and does not reflect the views of the membership. Former CTC Council member, Philip Benstead is leading a petition to have the rebranding put to a full…
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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.    …

Social Evening

We are having a social evening on 20th October at the Wallace Hartley puib in Colne, all welcome, from 7pm. …

Hope Factory Visit

We have still got a few places left on our tour of the Hope Technology factory in Barnoldswick on Monday…

100 mile Challenge Ride

On Sunday 27th August we will be hosting the fourth and final of our 2017 Challenge Rides. The 100m Challenge…