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.

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…
Tuesday, 22 November 2011 00:00

Bikes on Trains

Article by Chris & Sue Marshall on their experiences of taking bikes on trains, which may be of use to other members. Having just started doing this in 2011 we thought that other members may be interested in our experiences which were very positive. It can be very cheap: Manchester to Taunton £18.50, Portsmouth to Manchester £15.50 (with senior railcard -1/3 off). These are available from 11 to 12 weeks ahead of travel date. Don't get before that, you'll pay full price! Do your research on the internet first to find the cheapest tickets to suit your needs. The more…
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 00:00

Colne Grand Prix 2011

Colne Grand Prix, Wednesday 13th July 2011.   Burnley and Pendle CTC, again provided marshalls for this annual town centre cycle race, which attracts a contribution from Pennine Events towards our club funds. This year the event, which is part of the Pendle Cycle Festival, began with a light hearted two lap race on Raleigh Chopper bikes, with a Le Mans style start. The field included British Cycling President Brian Cookson, and the eventual winner and former British National Road Race Champion Rob Hayles. The support race was won by Gary Adamsom (Team SIS) in a bunch sprint, ahead of Robert…
Thursday, 15 July 2010 00:00

Colne Grand Prix 2010

Colne Grand Prix Wednesday 14th July 2010 saw the annual town center cycle race. Burnley and Pendle CTC provided marshalls for the event, which attracts a contribution towards our club funds. A large crowd braved the dark clouds, flashes of lightening and showers to watch this annual event. The main race was Round 5 of the Elite Circuit Series, were a 70 strong field raced for an hour around the tight 800 metre circuit. The race was won by Dean Downing (Rapha Condor Sharp) ahead of local Barnoldswick rider Ian Wilkinson (Endura Racing) and Olympic gold medallist Ed Clancy (Motorpoint Marshals…
Tuesday, 29 June 2010 00:00

National Championships 2010

  The National Road Cycle Championships 2010, came to the village of Barley for a weekend of events. Saturday 26thJune saw the National Sportive take place starting and finishing in Barley village. The mens and womens National Road Race Championships were held on Sunday 27th June. On both days there was a spectators village with various stalls and exhibitors, which included our small stand publizing both the National CTC and our local Burnley & Pendle CTC member group. Unfortunatley the woman's race was interupted by an horrendous crash, in the bunch, on the first 50mph descent. Riders that had been dropped on the…
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Christmas Lunch - 2019

Our Christmas Lunch and awards presentation, this year, will, once again, be held at Rolls Royce Leisure in Barnoldswick, on…


We are thinking of running a theatre trip to see "Beryl" by Maxime Peake on 18th Oct. 7.30 p.m (suggested). This extraordinary…

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…