A very warm welcome to your local Cycling Touring Club website.
The Club is part of CTC, the UK's national cyclists organisation. See www.ctc.org.uk. We are a very active and friendly cycling club, offering you a chance to explore the scenic byways of Pendleside, the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland "under your own steam" with like minded people.
Every Sunday we offer a choice of rides seeking out quiet country lanes with stops to socialise in cafes and village tearooms.
There is a midweek ride/social on Tuesday evening.
A Saturday morning, half day ride is also available.
Approximately once a month we put on a guided Mountain Bike Ride, on a Saturday.
New riders will be made very welcome on all of our rides.
We do put on a series of rides, particularly through the spring and summer which are specifically aimed at new riders and families with children.
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.
Details of all our rides can be found on the 'Rides List' which we produce quarterly. A copy can be downloaded from this website.
If you are interested in a short introductory ride please give John a ring on 01282 712185 and we will see what we can arrange? If you have any queries at all please do not hesitate to get in touch, via our contact details?
Monday 29th May 2013, Committee Meeting.
7:30pm @ The Rising Sun Inn, Gisburn Road, Blacko.
Sunday 30th June 2013, 'Bikes for Pendle' Charity Ride.
Burnley and Pendle CTC are leading a fund raising guided cycle ride, with ALL funds going towards the purchase of disability adapted cycles to be used by the Pendle Borough Council 'Wheels for All' scheme. This nationally recognized programme embraces all children & adults with disabilities or different needs, to engage in quality cycling activity, using specially adapted cycles, run by fully trained leaders.
Starting from Seedhill running track, the current base for the scheme, at 10:00am, the 28 mile route is intended to be suitable for relatively new riders whist offering a challenge. The route heads out on the canal towpath to Burnley and onto the Padiham Greenway, before returning on lanes via Newchurch, Barley and back onto the canal towpath at Salterforth to pass the proposed site of 'The Steven Burke Sports Hub' on route to Seedhill. A shorter 18 mile alternative is available heading straight back to Seedhill from Barley. There will be opportunities to get refreshments in Barley.
Burnley and Pendle CTC run a series of introductory rides through the Spring and Summer aimed at encouraging new riders. These guided rides are free of charge and would be ideal for new riders to prepare for this Charity Ride.
Club Weekend, 11th to 13th October 2013, Belgium.
We are currently discussing a possible cycling weekend to Belgium, using the overnight ferry service from Hull. We are looking into deals for the ferry crossing & an overnight stay in Belgium. Could anyone interested please contact either Jim Duerden Tel: 01282 453061 or John Ramsden Tel: 01282 712185?
BURNLEY & PENDLE CTC CLUB CLOTHING.
Impsport have made some changes to their website. On entering their site, click on Club Shop until you get a box waiting for a password, then type in BPCTC1179 to go to our clothing.
Impsport do run discount Promotions, from time to time. Just visit www.impsport.com or contact John for the latest information.
Burnley and Pendle CTC are offering a £10 discount, from our club funds, to any member ordering our club clothing.
YHA Discounts for CTC Members.
25% off YHA membership (new members only), for CTC members. Call 01629 592700 quoting your CTC membership number.
See www.ctc.org.uk for other member discounts.