Burnley and Pendle

Cyclists Touring Club

Welcome...

 

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.

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 –  October 2017

Sunday 15th October.  Short ride to Rome and Wham. Lunch : Settle.  Meet Gisburn 10.00am Leader : David Tinker.

Sunday 15th October. Medium ride to Padiham Heights. Lunch Waddington.  Meet Higherford bus turning circle 9.30am Leader : Harry Taylor (NB. Not going out via Gisburn.)

Saturday 21st October.  Car Assisted Extra Short Ride to Hubberholme and Buckden starting at Grassington Car Park. 10.00am.  Leader : Ray Bracewell.

Sunday 22nd October. Short ride to Hothersall Lodge. Lunch : Little Town Dairy, Longridge.  Meet Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley 10.00am Leader : Jackie Duerden.

Sunday 22nd October. Medium ride to Strid Woods. Lunch Bolton Bridge.  Meet Langroyd roundabout.  9.30am No Leader allocated

Sunday 29th October. Short ride to Malham Tarn. Lunch : Malham.  Meet Langroyd 9.30am Leader : Margaret Brown

Sunday 29th October. Medium ride to Ilkley. Lunch Ilkley.  Meet Laneshaw Bridge.  9.30am Leader : Mark Clegg. (Joint ride with Blackburn CTC.)

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 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

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