Our Annual Inter Club Quiz will be held at Boyce's Barrel in Colne on Monday 21st February 2022 - 7:30pm
To register your team and book your supper, please contact Ian Lowcock on 01282 812842
Cost is £5 per person.
We will be holding our annual Christmas Ride / Lunch on Sunday 12th December 2021 at Rolls Royce Social Club, Skipton Road, Barnoldswick.
As usual, we will be running a short ride before lunch, starting from the R.R Social Club at 10am, returning at 2:30pm for lunch at 3pm.
Lunch will be followed by presentation of the Jack Harrison and Bill Heywood trophies.
If you want to attend the lunch, a copy of the menu is attached to this e-mail. Please return your menu selection and payment of £21 per person to a member of the committee by the end of the month, as final payment and numbers must be returned to Rolls Royce at the beginning of November.
Several of our committee members were incredibly honoured recently by being nominated to appear on Cycling UK's 2021 Roll of Honour. This scheme acknowledges the incredible contribution made by volunteers to Cycling UK's mission to enable millions more people to cycle
Cycling UK feels that volunteers deserve to be appreciated for their effort, energy and enthusiasm for cycling.
The picture shows members of our committee being presented with their certificates a few weeks ago at our last committee meeting.
- Harry Taylor
- New Members: Having previously been secretary of another CTC member group, Joined our committee in March 2014.
- Chris Marshall
- Rights and Planning: Joined the committee in November 2007.
- Mark Clegg
- WebMaster & Membership: Joined the committee in July 2015.
- John Ramsden
- Secretary: Joined the committee in November 2006 and took over as Secretary in November 2010.
- Jim Duerden
- President: was on the committee back in the 1970's and 1980's, but then had a break from the club. He re-joined the committee in November 2013.
- Ian Lowcock
- Vice President: Celebrated 50 years on the committee in various roles in November 2018, and is currently Vice President
- David Tinker
- Treasurer: Has been our Treasurer since November 2004, but was already on the committee before that. Unfortunately our minute books only go back as far as 2002 when David was already on the committee.
As well as the work they have done on the committee all of the above have also been regular ride leaders over the years.
With Coronovirus disrupting almost everything, it's been a while since we had a group weekend away.
Friday 24th to Monday 27th September we are planning a weekend away cycling in sounth Cumbria, based from Ulverston, giving us two full days to explore the Furness peninsula and South Lake District.
To register interest or for more detail, please contact Jim D or Mark.
Following the government’s announcement on 10 May 2021, that Covid restrictions will, as planned, be relaxed further 17th May, allowing outdoor gatherings of up to 30 people, we are excited to announce that club rides will now resume, with our first official club run being on 23rd May. A new runs list is now available for download from the club website (http://www.burnleyandpendlectc.co.uk/rides/ride-lists.html ).
We must remember, however, that Covid-19 hasn’t gone away, and we must still follow best practices to provide our members the maximum protection.. All riders need to read and be familiar with Cycling UK's recommendations at: https://www.cyclinguk.org/news/coronavirus-guidance-cycling-uk-groups.
Please also note the following:
- If you are new to our group, please contact Harry Taylor (
- New riders who are Cycling UK members should bring their membership card on their first ride. (non-members are also welcome for a 3 ride trial period).
- We will require contact details for Track and Trace on the day of the ride.
- As we don’t currently know how our previous cafe stops will be operating, if at all, we are currently advising all riders to make their own arrangements for lunch. I.e. bring a packed lunch.
- Please bring a face covering. You won’t be required to wear it whilst riding, but situations may arise where one is necessary.
- Please be self-sufficient with regards to tools and repairs. Social distancing means that if you have a mechanical issue / puncture etc, although we can offer advice, you must be prepared to carry out your own repairs.
- Please do not attend any of our rides or activities if you have symptoms of Covid-19, or live in an area currently under extended local restrictions.
We look forward to seeing you.
The current government guidelines for Covid-19 changed on 29th March, allowing the "Rule of Six" to once again come into effect for outdoor meetings and activities.
There are also exceptions for larger groups for "organised group rides", under the banner of sporting activities, but we are currently being cautious as to how this applies to our more socially oriented rides and lunch stops.
With this in mind, our committee will be meeting next week to discuss our return to group cycling, with a view to restarting club rides shortly after May 17th, when the outdoor restriction on social gatherings increases to 30 people.
This is, of course, all dependant on the Government roadmap and the UK's Covid-19 recovery going to plan.
In the meantime, as we're all looking forward to meeting up again, we encourage our members to informally meet up for small "bubble rides" of no more than six.
Looking forwards to seeing you all in the non-too-distant future.
We will be holding this years Annual General Meeting on Thursday 4th March @ 7:30pm.
Due to the ongoing Coronovirus situation, however, we will be unable to host this face to face.
Instead, Cycling UK will be opening up a Microsoft Teams virtual meeting for us,
Any Cycling UK member wishing to attend, or with points for the committee to address, should contact Mark Clegg or John Ramsden quoting their Cycling UK membership number by Tuesday 2nd March and we will forward on the online invite.