Burnley and Pendle

Cyclists Touring Club

WWI Centenary Ride

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, we held a joint ride with Blackburn & District CTC to the Cenotaph in Bolton-by-Bowland. Those wanting a longer ride, starting in Whalley, and those opting for something a little shorter, Gisburn.

It was an awful day, raining continually all morning, putting a lot of riders off.  Only three of us started in Whalley, joining Blackburn's excellent tun-out of around 12, with another six riders starting from Gisburn.  By the time we reached Bolton-by-Bowland for the Remembrance Service, several riders had already dropped out, 

After the service, more riders headed home (still raining), whilst the remainder rode up to Hellifield for lunch.  With a few more departing after lunch, it finally stopped raining and the remaining riders had a pleasant ride back to Bolton-by-Bowland for afernoon drinks before returning home.

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them."
- Laurence Binyon

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