Burnley and Pendle

Cyclists Touring Club

Tour Reports

Tour Reports

In addition to our regular Sunday Club Runs, we also organise longer trips, usually over a long weekend. This allows us to venture further afield to explore new territory.

The 2013 CTC Birthday Rides were held at Yarnfiled Park, North Staffordshire. The rides are held in a different region each year and are run by CTC Holidays with help from the local member group volunteers.   This year around 460 members attended to celebrate the 135th birthday of the National CTC.   The event was based at Yarnfield Park the British Telecom Training and Conference Centre. Members could stay in the en-suite accommodation with breakfast and evening meals provided, or could caravan or camp in the grounds either self catering or purchasing meals.   Burnley and Pendle CTC member…
Friday, 24 May 2013 00:00

Peak District Weekend 2013.

Our Club Weekend from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April 2013 was based in Miller's Dale, Peak District, Derbyshire. Members stayed either at Eyam Youth Hostel or in caravans at Beech Croft Farm, Blackwell, just a few miles away. Although the area is called the Peak District and there are not many flat roads and some seriously steep roads, cycling in the area is made a whole lot easier by using some of the many off road cycling trails, many of which follow the route of old railway lines with nice steady gradients. Having made our own way down to…
Friday, 19 October 2012 00:00

Hawes Weekend 2012

Our club weekend from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September stayed at Hawes Youth Hostel and coincided with our vice-president Peter Gott's 50th birthday on the Saturday. The ride over on the Friday headed off from Burnley via Higherford, Barnoldswick, Cracoe, and Grassington with a lunch stop at Buckden. We then continued on through Aysgarth and onto Hawes for a cafe stop while we waited for the hostel to open. The ride was a very pleasant 60 miles with 4600 ft of ascent, although the last section was quite tough into a strong headwind. In the evening we ate at…
The 2012 annual CTC Birthday Rides, were held from 13 to 19 August at Ellesmere College, Ellesmere, Shropshire. The rides are held in a different region each year and are run by CTC Holidays with help from the local member group volunteers. This year around 520 members attended to celebrate the 134th birthday of the national CTC. The event was based at Ellesmere College, where members could stay in the student boarding accommodation with breakfast and evening meals provided, or could caravan or camp in the grounds either self catering or purchasing meals from the college. Burnley and Pendle CTC…
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 00:00

Osmotherley Weekend 2012

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th July saw 8 members head to Osmotherly for the weekend. A variety of accommodation was used including the youth hostel, bed & breakfast and the caravan site. Unfortunatley a further two members had to cancel at the last minute due to a medical problem. Richard Armstrong was the only one to ride from home, making it a long weekend, while Ian was the only one to go out for a cycle ride after arriving at Osmotherly on the Friday. Saturday morning we set off over the moors, dodging the odd shower, to Hawnby where we…
Thursday, 14 June 2012 00:00

Beverley Weekend 2012

Our Club weekend from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd April 2012, had originally been intended to be based in Beverley, East Yorkshire. Unfortunatley the Youth Hostel at Beverley was closed for refurbishment. We re-located the weekend a few miles to the northeast with 5 members staying in bed & breakfast accommodation in Leven, and 7 members caravaning nearby. A further 2 members stayed in Hull and joined us for the ride on Saturday. Members made their own ways over to Leven on the Friday. My father and I arrived by car just after 2:00pm which gave us time for a…
The 2011 annual CTC Birthday Rides, were held from 14 to 20 August at Framlingham College, Suffolk. The rides are held in a different region each year and are organised by CTC Holidays with the help of the local member volunteers. This year 640 members attended to celebrate the 133rd birthday of the national CTC. The event was based at Framlingham College, wonderfully situated in its own grounds with views over the mere to Framlingham Castle. Members could stay in the student boarding accommodation with breakfast and evening meals provided, or opt for a self catering option with caravans and camping…
Tuesday, 28 June 2011 00:00

York Rally 2011

This years CTC York Rally Cycle Show was held over the weekend of Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June 2011. The cycle show is an annual event organised by the National CTC, and takes place at York Racecourse. There are a number of exhibitors and displays as well as trade tents, arena activities, bike auction, saddle bag sale, Sportive and guided rides. A number of our members camped for the whole weekend, in tents or caravans, either on the site or close by. Other members drove over for one of the days. On the Sunday our long ride met at…
Monday, 16 August 2010 00:00

Newby Bridge Weekend 2010

Friday 13 August to Sunday 15 August 2010. The club organised a trip to the Lake District, based at Fiddler Hall, just outside Newby Bridge, with 8 members attending, staying either in their own caravans or in the bed & breakfast accommodation. We were extremely lucky to have glorious weather for the whole weekend. The early arrivals on the Friday, checked in and then set off on a ride via Seatle on nice quiet lanes round to Newby bridge and then onto the White Hart Pub at Bouth for a lunch stop. We continued on via Spark Bridge and up…
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