2007.03.27 DAD  FREDEVERY 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.

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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.

sculptureSome 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.