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. There is also a midweek ride/social on Tuesday evening. 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.
Forthcoming Rides – July/early August 2018
Thursday 26th July Midweek ride to Ribblehead. Lunch at Ingleton. Meet at Gisburn at 9.30am. Leader : Harry Taylor. Approx 45 miles. All abilities welcome.
Sunday 29th July Short ride to Langden Castle (inc. track). Lunch at Cobble Hey. Meet at Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley at 9.30am. Leader : Ian Lowcock.
Sunday 29th July Long Ride to Jenny Brown's Point. Lunch at Bolton le Sands. Meet at Springwood Car Park nr Whalley at 9.30am. No Leader allocated.
Saturday 4th August. Extra Short Beginners Ride to Waddington. Meet at 10.00am at Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley. Leader : Mark Clegg. 2 to 3 hours riding at a gentle pace on quiet lanes with coffee stop stop half way. Any kind of bike is OK as long as it's roadworthy. Bring a spare innertube and a waterproof jacket. A gentle introduction to club cycling.
Sunday 5th August Short ride to Silverdale Rd. Lunch at Little Stainforth. Meet at Gisburn at 9.30am. Leader : Jim Duerden
Sunday 5th August Medium ride to Silverdale Rd. Lunch at Little Stainforth. Meet at Langroyd at 9.30am. Leader : Harry Taylor
|Our Rides Explained – the information below is for general guidance|
|XS||Extra Short Beginners Rides : approx 20 miles on quiet lanes suitable for new riders - cafe stop half way!|
|S||Short/Social Rides : 35 - 50 Miles : Average speed 9 to 10 mph. At least one cafe stop.|
|M||Medium Rides : 50 – 60 miles : Average speed 10 to 12 mph. At least one cafe stop.|
|L||Long Rides : 60+ miles : Average speed 11 to 13 mph. At least one cafe stop.|