Burnley and Pendle

Cyclists Touring Club



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

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…
Friday, 13 September 2013 00:00

Burnley and Pendle CTC Charity Ride

On Sunday 30th June 2013 Burnley and Pendle CTC held a Charity Ride to raise funds for the Pendle Council 'Wheels for All' Scheme. The money to be used to purchase disability adapted cycles for use with the scheme. Wayne Bowman one of the 'Wheels for All' organisers kindly opened up the facilities at Seedhill Athletics track, where we met for the start of the ride. 58 riders took part in the event, including the 14 leaders. We had set an entry fee of £5 to take part with all of these funds going to the charity. However on the…
Friday, 13 September 2013 00:00

Imogen's Ride

In May my cousin Lisa's 8 year old daughter Imogen approached me, wanting to do a 25 mile cycle ride to raise funds for charity. Imogen had heard that a local family were trying to raise funds to send a young boy to America for an operation and decided she wanted to do something. The previous year I had taken Imogen on her longest ever ride of 5 miles starting on the Padiham Greenway, and then followed that up in August with a 12 mile ride through Blackpool Illuminations. The route I came up with was to start at Glasson…
Friday, 15 February 2013 00:00

Pendle Beer Festival 2013

The nineth Pendle Beer Festival, organised by CAMRA the camapign for real ale, was held at Colne Muni Theatre from Thursday 31st January to Saturday 2nd February 2013. This year Burnley and Pendle CTC sponsored a barrel of beer, called 'Pale Rider' at a cost of £40. All of this sponsorship money goes to Pendleside Hospice. The sponsorship gave us some publicity as there was a sign on the barrel, one of our cycle club tops pinned up adjacent and we put a batch of our advertising flyers on the bar. This was a popular event, with a good number…
Friday, 24 August 2012 00:00

Colne Grand Prix 2012

Wednesday 18th July was the date for this years Colne Grand Prix, elite circuit cycle race. Our club again provided a number of volunteers to act as race marshalls, earning a contribution to our club funds from the event organisers. There was also a support race and a two lap fun event chopper race. By John Ramsden, with photo's supplied by Andrew Walsh.
Thursday, 14 June 2012 00:00

Clarion Centenary Celebration 2012

Sunday 29th April 2012 marked the 100th anniversary of the last remaining Clarion House at Newchurch in Pendle. The CTC has had a close association with the Clarion Clubs for many years. The Clarion House at Newchurch is staffed by volunteers, several of whom are also members of Burnley and Pendle CTC. Burnley and Pendle CTC have used the Clarion House as a venue for previous celebrations such as the 80th Anniversary of our club back in June 2007. We decided that we would mark the Centenary of the Clarion House by providing three guided rides, Long, Short and Extra…
Page 4 of 5


Tewkesbury - September 2019

Our next club weekend away will be from 6-10th September 2019 and will be based in Tewkesbury, a lovely part…

Members Slide Night / Social Evening

We are holding a members slide night on Thursday 14th March, at the Peter Birtwistle Trust on Keighly Rd, Colne.…

Annual General Meeting

We will be holding a Bike Bits Sale on Thursday 1st November immediately before our AGM which is being held…

Belgium Trip - October 2018

We are organising another trip across the channel this October.  This time to Belgium. It is expected to be at…

Overland to Australia

Our very own Ray Bracewell be be presenting a slideshow for Blackburn CTC onThursday 11 October at 7:30pm in their…