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.
Forthcoming Rides – January/early February 2016
NB. Please bring lights on full day rides just in case they're needed - although we generally plan to get back before dark.
Saturday 6th February. Extra Short Beginners Ride to Bolton by Bowland. 15 to 20 miles on quiet lanes. Coffee stop half way round. All welcome. Any kind of bike is OK as long as it's roadworthy. Bring a spare innertube and a waterproof jacket. Meet Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley. 10.00am. Leader : Harry Taylor Tel 01282 695728
Sunday 7th February. Short ride to St Helens Well. Lunch Airton. Meet at Langroyd 10.00am . Leader : Margaret Brown. Unless the weather improves dramatically, (Heavy rain / strong winds forecast), this ride is cancelled.
Sunday 7th February. Medium ride to Calton. Lunch Airton. Meet at Langroyd 9.30am . Leader : David Tinker
Sunday 14th February. Short ride to Victoria Cave. Lunch Settle. Meet at Higherford 9.30am.
Sunday 14th February. Medium+ ride to Airton. Lunch Settle. Meet at Higherford 9.30am.
Sunday 21st February. Short ride to Hebden Bridge via Widdop. Lunch Hebden Bridge. Meet at Haggate Cross rds. 10.00am. Leader : Jackie Duerden.
Sunday 21st February. Medium ride to Hebden Bridge via Bacup. Lunch Hebden Bridge. Meet at Holme Chapel. 9.30am.
|Our Rides Explained – the information below is for general guidance|
|XS||Extra Short Beginners Rides : 15 -20 miles on quiet lanes suitable for new riders - cafe stop half way!|
|S||Short/Social Rides : 35 - 45 Miles : Average speed 9 to 10 mph. At least one cafe stop.|
|M||Medium Rides : 50 – 55 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.|