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. 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 – April /early May 2016

Sunday 1st May, Short ride to Beamsley Beacon, Lunch at Ilkley, Meet at Laneshawbridge. 9.30am Leader: Jackie Duerden.

Sunday 1st May, Medium ride to Silsden Bank, Lunch at Ilkley, Meet at Laneshawbridge 9.00am Leader: Harry Taylor

Tuesday 3rd May, Car assisted Bridleway ride to Gunnerfleet Farm. Lunch Ribblehead.  Meet at Langroyd (to drive to Ingleton) 9.30am. Leader David Tinker

Saturday 7th May, Extra Short ride for beginners.  15 to 20 miles on quiet lanes.  Coffee stop half way.  Meet at Langroyd 10.00am Leader: Harry Taylor.  Any bike is OK as long as it's roadworthy.  Bring a spare innertube and waterproof jacket.  A gentle, friendly introduction to club cycling!

Sunday 8th May, Short ride to Yorkshire Lanes (car assisted) Meet at Ripon Cathedral car park at 10.00am Leader: Jim Duerden.

Sunday 8th May, Medium ride to Kirkby Overblow, Lunch at Otley, Meet at Laneshawbridge 9.00am Leader: David Tinker

Sunday 15th May, Short ride to Ribblehead.  Lunch Ingleton. Meet at Gisburn (next to Cattle Market) 9.00am Leader: Jim Cooper.

Sunday 15th May, Medium ride to Great Stone of Fourstone. Lunch at Ingleton. Meet at Gisburn (next to Cattle Market) 8.30am Leader: David Tinker

 

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 April to June 2016 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

News

Ride Leader Workshop

On 19th september 2015, the CTC launched a series of Ride Leader Workshops, to be held around the country over…

Rebranding of CTC to Cycling UK

At last nights committe meeting, Burnley and Pendle CTC discussed news of a possible rebranding of the CTC to Cycling UK,…

Walney to Wear - Coast to Coast - May 2016

Details have now been finalised for the Walney to Wear coast to coast trip in May. A summary of the…

The Loves of my Life

The date for our next Slide Show has now been confirmed, and will take place at The Inn on the…

Isle of Man Trip

If anybody is still interested in the long weekend trip to the Isle of Man from 7th - 11th April…

Featured

Isle of Man Weekend - April 2016

in Tour Reports

The Minibus arrived at 9:30am on Thursday morning to pick up the first of 6 riders, taking them to Heysham…

Short Ride to Cobble Hey - 27th March 2016

in Ride Reports

Well, the end of March didn't go out with a whimper. We were treated to a varied mix of weather…

Settle - 14th February 2016

in Ride Reports

Waking up to a cold clear February morning, three riders started out from Higherford, picking up an additional seven at…

Quiz Night

in Social Event Reports

Monday 15th February was Quiz Night ! With last years winners from Blackburn section setting the questions, we were expecting…

Short Ride to Bolton Bridge - 24 January 2016

in Ride Reports

It was a surprisingly warm day for January, averaging around 10 degrees. Seven riders started out from Lanshawbridge, and we…