Burnley and Pendle

Cyclists Touring Club

Hesket Newmarket Weekend - April 2015

An early start on Friday, April 17th saw us arriving at Hesket Newmarket in the northern Lake District for a long weekends riding.


The old railway line path to Keswick





Baggra Yeat


Hesket Newmarket is famed for it's pub "The Old Crown", the first registered co-operatively owned Pub in Britain. And our B&B was next door!.

We had three days of riding planned, starting on the Friday, with a trip out to the coast at Allonby where we could see right across the Solway Firth to Dumfries. Of course heading to the coast means it's largely downhill all the way. Which means it's uphill all the way back. I don't think we'll ever forget that long drag we finished with, before dropping back to Caldbeck, and Hesket Newmarket. Of course we then had to finish the day with a meal in The Old Crown.

Saturday saw us taking a circular route around Blencathra and Skiddaw, passing through Mosedale, Mungrisdale and Threlkeld before we joined the old railway line into Keswick, which is now resurfaced as a track for walkers and cyclists.

Keswick was heaving with tourists, as expected, and it was nice to hit the open lanes again as we headed back up towards Hesket Newmarket. Passing past Bassenthwaite, back through Caldbeck to our base, before returning to The Oddfellows Arms for dinner.

Sunday was a shorter ride. Heading east to Greystoke and the Cyclists Cafe for lunch, just outside the grounds of Greystoke Castle, home of the legendary Tarzan.

The Cycle Cafe at Greystoke


Club Clothing - Order Now

We are pleased to announce that we currently have an "Bulk Order Window" open with our Club Clothing supplier -…

Quiz Night - 19th February 2018

Our Annual Inter Club Quiz will be held at Boyce's Barrel in Colne on Monday 19th February 2018 - 7:30pm…

Overland to Australia

On 18th January, Blackburn & District CTC are hosting a slideshow, by our own Raymond Bracewell, entitled "Overland to Australia".…

Annual General Meeting - 1st November

Our Annual General meeting will be held at the Birtwistle Trust Community Centre, Colne on Wednesday 1st November, 7:30pm We…

10 pin Bowling - Wednesday 8th November - CANCELLED

Unfortunately, due to low numbers, we have taken the decision to cancel our Bowling night on 8th November.    …