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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.

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…
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.
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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.    …