Burnley and Pendle

Cyclists Touring Club


Welcome to Burnley and Pendle Cycling Touring Club website. New riders will be made very welcome on all of our rides. Whether you are taking up cycling for the first time or returning to it we adjust the pace of our rides to suit the slowest rider and no one is left behind on our rides. We are a friendly cycling club, offering you a chance to explore the quiet lanes around the Pendle area, the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland with like minded people. Every weekend we offer a choice of rides seeking out quiet country lanes with stops to socialise in cafes and village tearooms. We also offer short tours throughout the year in the UK and occasionally overseas. We have a 'Beginners' ride on the first Saturday of every month.  There is also a midweek daytime ride once a month on Thursdays. Details of all our rides and other activities can be found on the 'Rides List' which we produce quarterly and can be downloaded from this website - but also see below for details of rides coming up in the next few weeks.

The Club is part of Cycling UK, the national cyclists organisation. See www.cyclinguk.org Whilst we would always encourage children to be accompanied by a parent or guardian, we can take unaccompanied children on our rides from the age of 13 with a completed parental consent form.

New rider enquiries should be directed to Harry Taylor on 01282 695728 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Forthcoming Rides –  May 2019 

Sunday 12th May  50km Challenge Ride,  Lunch at Gardenmakers.   Meet at Springwood Car Park  10:00am.  Leader: Harry Taylor.  £3.00 entry fee if you want the certificate.  We will ride as a group but if you want the route sheet in advance contact me by email (address above) and I'll send you a copy.

Sunday 12th May  Medium ride to Glasson Dock.  Lunch at Daisy Clough Nurseries.  Meet at Springwood Car Park  9:00am.  Leader: Mark Clegg

Sunday 19th May  Short ride to Langcliffe Kiln,  Lunch at Little Stainforth,  Meet at Gisburn  9:30am.  No Leader Allocated

Sunday 19th May  Medium ride to Bowland Knotts,  Lunch at Settle,  Meet at Springwood Car Park  9:00am.  No Leader

Sunday 26th May  Short ride to Rylstone,  Lunch at Cracoe,  Meet at Langroyd  9:30am. Leader: Ian Lowcock

Sunday 26th May  50 Mile Challenge Ride,  Lunch at Airton,  Meet at Springwood Car Park  9:30am.  Leader: John Ramsden

Our Rides Explained – the information below is for general guidance


Extra Short Beginners Rides : approx 20 miles on quiet lanes suitable for new riders - cafe stop half way!


Short/Social Rides : 35 - 50 Miles :   Average speed 9 to 10 mph.  At least one cafe stop.


Medium Rides : 50 – 60 miles : Average   speed 10 to 12 mph. At least one cafe stop.


Long Rides : 60+ miles : Average speed   11 to 13 mph. At least one cafe stop.


(NB. Our full Rides List is available to download. Visit our Rides List page. ) If you have any problems downloading or want a postal copy email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel : 695728


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