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. 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. 


Forthcoming Rides – November/December 2015 (NB. Please bring lights on full day rides just in case they're needed - although we generally plan to get back before dark.)

NB. Note change of Xmas meal from 13th to 20th December - see below

Sunday 29th November. Short ride to Blake Dean. Lunch Hebden Bridge. Meet at Haggate X roads 10.00am . Leader : Jackie Duerden

Sunday 29th November. Medium + ride to Blue Ball lanes. Lunch Hebden Bridge. Meet at Cliviger 10.00am . Leader : Harry Taylor

Saturday 5th December.  Extra Short Beginners Ride to West Bradford and Waddington.  15 to 20 easy paced miles on quiet lanes with coffee stop half way.  Any kind of bike is OK but bring waterproof and spare innertube.  Meet 10.00am at Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley.  Leader : Jim Duerden.(453061)

Sunday 6th December. Short ride to Winterburn. Lunch Airton. Meet at Langroyd 10.00am . Leader : Phil Taylor

Sunday 6th December. Long ride to Garsdale. Lunch Sedburgh. Meet at Ingleton Car Park 9.00am . Leader : Ray Bracewell

Sunday 13th December. Short ride to West Bradford. Lunch Waddington. Meet at Spring Wood Car Park 10.00am . Leader : Jim Duerden

Sunday 13th December. Medium ride to Chipping. Lunch Waddington. Meet at Spring Wood Car Park 9.00am . Leader : Harry Taylor

Sunday 20th December.  Christmas Meal at Copy Nook, Bolton by Bowland.  Riders meet 9.00am at Langroyd.  Leader Ian Lowcock. If not riding meet at Copy Nook at 12.30 for 1.00pm meal.  Tickets £16.00 contact Ian (812842) or John  (712185.) 

Sunday 27th December. Short ride to Hetton. Lunch Cracoe. Meet at Langroyd 10.00am . Leader : Phil Taylor

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.


(NB. Our full Rides List for October to December 2015 is now 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


Christmas Meal - 20th December 2015

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Saturday Morning Rides

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Slide Night

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Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on 4th November at the Peter Birtwistle Community Centre function room, Keighley Road, Colne.…

East Lancashire Strategic Cycleway Network

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Short Ride to Chipping - 22nd November 2015

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Short ride to Malham Cove - 1st November 2015

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10-Pin Bowling - 22 October 2015

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Short ride to Cobble Hey - 18th October 2015

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Long ride to Ribblehead - Sunday 11th October 2015

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