EVERY SUNDAY there is a choice of rides, one short ride and optionally either a medium or long ride.
All rides feature tea/meal stops at cafes. The short ride is typically up to 45 miles. The average speed is about 9 mph. The medium rides are around 50 miles at an average 11mph. The long rides are 60 miles plus at an average speed of around 12 mph. In winter all rides aim to return before it goes dark (however lights should still be carried).
The first Sunday of every month is especially suitable for people new to club cycling or returning to it. The ride is adjusted to suit the abilities of any new riders. Any kind of bike is OK as long as it's roadworthy - bring a waterproof and a spare innertube.
During the summer months, we also run Tuesday evening social rides. These are of approximately 15-20 miles along quiet lanes, with the pace and distance being adjusted to suit any new riders.
We would always welcome riders new to cycling on our rides and to offer any support and advice along the ride. We would recommend that you contact us first either via phone or e-mail so that we could sugguest the most appropriate rides and answer any questions you may have. .
The meeting places are:
|Meeting Point||OS Explorer 1:25000 Grid Reference|
|LANGROYD (Colne). Outside gates of Langroyd Hall||SD 89056 41004|
|HIGHERFORD. Bus turning circle.||SD 86388 40275|
|LANESHAWBRIDGE. Bus stop opposite Emmott Arms||SD 92265 40730|
|READ. Junction of George Lane & A671||SD 76483 34482|
|SPRINGWOOD. Picnic area carpark, next to Whalley golf club||SD 76483 34482|
|BARNOLDSWICK. Co-op car park||OL21 : 877468|
|BARNOLDSWICK, ESSE (Opposite Silentnight)||SD 88422 46918|
|HAGGATE. Cross roads||SD 87194 35267|
|HOLME CHAPEL. Bus stop near Ram Inn.||OL21 : 875286|
|BARROWFORD. (Tuesday evening runs) Opposite the White Bear Pub, Gisburn Road||OL21 : 858394|
|BARROWFORD HERITAGE CENTRE. Meet in the carpark on the opposite side of the road||OL21 : 853398|
Please consult the runs list for the start point for any particular ride.
Some of our destinations might seem a bit obscure(!) but the lunch stop gives you a general idea of where the ride is going. Some of the rides might include a short section of "track" (off road), which are generally walked unless easily cycleable. There is usually a tarmac alternative for those who don't like tracks! Some rides are car assisted to enable us to visit new areas.
To find out more about our ride destinations, see our 'Rides List' on this website, which can be downloaded and printed off. The information is also published each week in the 'Over the Hills' and 'Hill and Dale' sections of the local weekly papers, giving details of that weekends' rides.
For all rides, a basic tool kit and spare inner tubes should be carried.