Burnley and Pendle


Touring Club

Burnley And Pendle CTC, Cycle Touring Club, East Lancashire

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. 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 CTC, the UK's national cyclists organisation. See www.ctc.org.uk. 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.  


We were saddened to hear that John Herbert, a regular rider with us for a number of years until his diagnosis of Motor Neuron's Desease, passed away this morning Wednesday 01st July 2015. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to John's family and friends. He will be sadly missed.


Forthcoming Rides – early August 2015  


Sunday 2nd Aug. Short Ride.  Destination  Bleasdale . Lunch Cobble Hey.  Meet Springwood Carpark 9:30am

Sunday 2nd Aug. Long Ride.  'Circuit of the Dales' Lunch  Hawes. Meet Ingleton Carpark (old station)  9:30am. Leader Ray Bracewell

Wednesday 5th  Aug. Bridleway ride to Tan Hill. Lunch  Reeth. Meet Langroyd 9.00am (to drive to Hawes) Leader David Tinker  Tel 774828

Saturday 8th Aug. Extra Short Beginners Ride to Waddington. Meet Springwood Carpark, nr Whalley (£1 car park charge) 10:00am. Leader Harry Taylor. Tel 695728.

Sunday 9th Aug. Short ride to  High Mark - Lunch Malham. Meet Langroyd 9:30am Leader  Phil Taylor.

Sunday 9th Aug. Medium ride to Darnbrook. Lunch Malham. Meet Langroyd 8:30am.

Sunday 16th Aug. Short ride to Whitendale. Lunch Dunsop Bridge. Meet  Springwood Carpark 9:30am. Leader  Mark Clegg

Sunday 16th Aug. Medium + ride to Little Bowland. Lunch Dunsop Bridge.  Mett at  Read.  9:00am. Leader  Harry Taylor (Tel 695728)


Our Rides Explained – the information below is for general guidance


Extra Short Beginners Rides : 15 -20 miles on quiet lanes suitable for new riders - cafe stop half way!


Short/Social Rides : 35 - 45 Miles :   Average speed 9 to 10 mph.  At least one cafe stop.


Medium Rides : 50 – 55 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 for July to September 2015 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

Events for your Diary

17th or  18th to 20th September - Club weekend to Dumfries area.  Based at Barnsoul Caravan Park, Shawhead, Dumfries. (www.barnsoulcaravanpark.co.uk Tel : 01557 814351.) Accommodation - Touring Caravan field, Camping, Little Lodges and Pods all on one lovely site.  Early booking needed for Little Lodges and Pods - these having raised sleeping areas, fridge, kettle, toaster and microwave.  There is also a camp kitchen on site.  Ring Harry Taylor 01282 695728 for more info but book asap.

22nd October - Bowling Night - details to follow

4th November - AGM - details to follow

16th November - Slide Night - details to follow


Burnley and Pendle CTC Club Clothing.

1179-1024aWelcome to Your Club Shop! To access the exclusive Burnley and Pendle CTC Online Club Shop, please go to www.yourclubshop.co.uk and enter the following unique password in the club password box: BPCTC1179

Please visit the website to view the range of items that are available.

All club kit is custom made, by ImpSport who also make the National CTC kit, and will be manufactured within their current lead time of 4 weels. If you have any special requests such as size amendments or certain date requirements please state in special instructions box or follow up email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01522 778805. 

1179-1024abc-backBurnley and Pendle CTC offer a £10 discount to our members, from our club funds, on club clothing orders. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. We are able to get further discounts from ImpSport when placing bulk orders.



Lancashire Police Warning.

Lancashire Police have contacted us to ask that we make our members aware that there has been a dramatic rise in the number of thefts of quality bicycles in our region, with 63 cycles priced over £1000 each stolen in a ten week period! Many of these incidents appeared to be targeted thefts, going to some lengths to achieve their aim because they know the bikes are there, which sugguests intelligence gathering. It may be that the victim has been seen regularly coming and going from home by bike, but what other tell-tale signs are we unwittingly showing thieves? Garage doors left open with bikes on view, cycle racks left on a vehicle in the drive. the use of GPS applications that map a ride or route repeatedly showing where the ride started and finished at home, then loaded onto social media for others to view, can advertise the fact that expensive cycles are located within. the statistics show that the security often does not match the technology of the machine. Many, but not all, have been stolen from sheds and garages with poor standards of locks and alarms.

The Police are asking us to review our cycle security arrangements.

- Always make sure your bike is locked even if you are only going to be away from it for a short time.

- Use a good quality lock. The police recommend a solid steel D-shaped shackle lock which can be bought from any good bike shop.

- When out, lock your bike to something solid like a lamp-post or railings, preferably in a public area.

- If you have quick release wheels, take off the front wheel and lock it to the frame and back wheel.

- Remove all detachable accessories, such as lights, pumps, panniers and quick release saddles.

- Mark your postcode on the frame with a UV pen.

- Think about taking out insurance cover for your bike.

- Register your bike FREE at www.bikeregister.com the onlypolice approved cycle database. (Further tamper proof security markings can be purchased during registration for under £25)

- Alternatively ther is datatag which is a bit more expensive but state-of-the-art system of marking cycles wothout damagingexpensive frames, forks and wheels. The system involves UV etching that is not visible and gives your bike a unique fingerprint. Component parts can also be marked. For more information go to www.datatag.co.uk/bicycles.php.

If you would like to be kept abreast on policing issues in our area you can sign up to www.lancashire.police.uk/intheknow. to get info about bike related issues just tick that you work in a bike shop.

On 18th December 2014 Burnley and Padiham Police added that a number of people had reported finding chalk marks on their properties, front & rear gates, walls etc. It has been established that each of the chalk marked properties owned expensive bikes. The Police are concerned that the marks are put there to identify properties to be targeted later, although this has not been confirmed. Please be aware of this type of crime and review your security if necessary.



Contact us

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