Burnley and Pendle

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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.

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…
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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Quiz Night - 17th February 2020

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