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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, 25 February 2016 18:23

Walney to Wear - Coast to Coast - May 2016

Details have now been finalised for the Walney to Wear coast to coast trip in May. A summary of the itinerary can be found below. The route starts at Walney Island, Barrow in Furness and traverses northeastwards to Wear, Sunderland, a distance of approximately 152 miles. The route takes in the southern Lake District, Orton Fells, Eden Valley and the North Pennines offering outstanding scenery along with some steep and long climbs. The highest point of the route is 1,732ft at Tan Hill, the highest pub in Britain. Thursday 12 May - coach + bike pickup in Barrowford at 6pm, travel…
Saturday, 30 January 2016 19:31

The Loves of my Life

The date for our next Slide Show has now been confirmed, and will take place at The Inn on the Wharf, Burnley at 7:30pm, Monday 14th March. Ian Lowcock will be presenting the "Loves ot my life", which was previously shown to Blackburn & District CTC before Christmas, and was very well received. It should be a good evening. £5 including pie & pea supper. Please contact Ian Lowcock Tel 812842 to book your supper.
Saturday, 12 December 2015 14:28

Isle of Man Trip

If anybody is still interested in the long weekend trip to the Isle of Man from 7th - 11th April 2016, please contact Jim Duerden as soon as possible. Currently 11 members are interested and we are hoping to book after the Christmas Lunch on the 20th.   The cost will be approx. £250 .00 per person depending on the numbers. Accommodation is twin rooms, with single rooms available for a supplement.   Additional bookings can be taken later but spaces are limited, and this will not guarantee you being in the same hotel as the other riders.
Saturday, 05 December 2015 12:00

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 4th November 2015. Mr. Chairman, fellow members. The club has had quite a successful year. The number of members listed for our member group has remained steady at just over 200, however the numbers attending our Short Sunday rides has continued to build, with a strong core and regularly getting 10 and more on rides. While the Short Sunday rides have been successful and have run each week, there has been a reduced interest in Long rides…
Sunday, 22 November 2015 20:19

Christmas Meal - 20th December 2015

Our annual Christmas Meal will be held on 20th December at the Copy Nook.12:30 for 1pm. If you haven't yet booked your ticket, please contact a member of the committe so we can confirm numbers. Please note the change of date - 20th December, and NOT the 13th as originally advertised.
Monday, 09 November 2015 19:11

Saturday Morning Rides

Saturday morning rides continue at 9:00am from Barnoldswick Town Square, for a ride of approx 4 to 5 hours, including a cafe stop.  All welcome. Enquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or David Tel: 774828.
Monday, 02 November 2015 18:13

Slide Night

We will be holding another of our popular "Members Slides" nights on 16th November, 7:30pm at the "Inn on the Wharf", Burnley, where John Ransden will be talking us through his Lands End to John-o-Groats ride. Please contact John Ramsden to book your supper!
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 17:29

East Lancashire Strategic Cycleway Network

Over the next four years (2015 - 2019), East Lancashire will be developing its Strategic Cycleway Network, which, when completed will provide 23km of new and 95km of improved routes in the area.  This will  include imporved links to the Enterprise Zone at Samlesbury and other key employment sites at Huncoat, Whitebirk, Blackburn Town Centre, Rising Bridge, Haslingden and along the Rossendale Valley. As well as being available for commuters, these new cycleways will also provide benefits for leisure, health and tourism cyclists.  The cycleway network will focus on connecting gaps in the existing networks, to maximise connectivity and deliver…
Sunday, 05 July 2015 19:19

John Herbert (RIP)

We were saddened to hear that John Herbert, a regular rider with us for a number of years until his diagnosis of Motor Neuron's Desease, passed away this morning Wednesday 1st July 2015. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to John's family and friends. He will be sadly missed.
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 20:49

Channel 4 News

Over the week of 30th March - 3rd April, Krishnan Guru-Murthy of Channel 4 News cycled from coast to coast across northern England, interviewing local people about the forthcoming General Election. On Wednesday, 1st April, he cycled through his home town of Nelson with Burnley and Pendle CTC, where we were interviews for the evening Channel 4 News. Channel 4 News then posted the below clip on YouTube.
Monday, 01 December 2014 19:27

Lancashire Police Warning

Lancashire Police have contacted us to ask that we make our members aware that there has been a dramatic rise in the number of thefts of quality bicycles in our region, with 63 cycles priced over £1000 each stolen in a ten week period! Many of these incidents appeared to be targeted thefts, going to some lengths to achieve their aim because they know the bikes are there, which sugguests intelligence gathering. It may be that the victim has been seen regularly coming and going from home by bike, but what other tell-tale signs are we unwittingly showing thieves? Garage…
Thursday, 14 November 2013 00:00

Colne Grand Prix 2013

On Wednesday 17th July 2013 Colne town centre again hosted the Grand Prix cycle event. This year's Elite Circuit Series race was won by Olympic Gold Medallist Ed Clancy of the Rapha Condor Sharp team. Fellow Olympic Gold Medallist Steven Burke, from Colne, also took part in the race along with many other top riders. The event was filmed with highlights shown later on British Eurosport. There was also live coverage on Radio Lancashire which included an interview with Burnley and Pendle CTC club president Ian Lowock and secretary John Ramsden. Our local CTC group had a stall, within the…
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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…