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 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 – February/early March 2017
Sunday 26th February. Short ride to Hunter Bark. Lunch Settle. Meet Gisburn 10.00am. Leader : David Tinker
Sunday 26th February. Medium ride to Lawkland. Lunch Settle Meet Gisburn. 9.30am. Leader : Harry Taylor
Saturday 4th March. Extra Short Beginners Ride to Waddington meeting at 10.00am at Springwood Picnic area, Whalley. Leader Mark Clegg. 15 to 20 miles on quiet lanes with a coffee stop half way. Any bike is OK as long as it's roadworthy. Bring spare innertube and waterproof jacket. A gentle introduction to club cycling. (NOTE: This is a change from the ride on our runs list which listed Gisburn as the start).
Sunday 5th March. Short ride to Strid Wood. Lunch Storiths. Meet Laneshaw Bridge 9.30am. No Leader allocated
Sunday 5th March. Medium ride to Burnsall. Lunch Storiths Meet Laneshaw Bridge. 9.30am. Leader : John Ramsden
Sunday 12th March. Short ride to Stocks Reservoir. Lunch Slaidburn. Meet Higherford 9.30am. Leader : Ian Lowcock.
|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.|