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.
Forthcoming Rides – August/early September 2016
Sunday 28th August, Short ride to Keighley Gate. Lunch Ilkley. Meet at Laneshaw Bridge. 9.30am. Leader : Ian Lowcock.
Sunday 28th August, Long Ride - 100 mile challenge ride starting at 7.00am from Whalley Bus Station (organised by Harry Taylor.) There is no time limit for the ride and you can, if you wish, get a certificate to show you've completed the ride. See route sheet and further information on this website.
Saturday 3rd September. Extra Short Beginners Ride. Meet Langroyd r'bout 10.00am for 20 mile ride to Gargrave with coffee stop half way. Any kind of bike is OK as long as it's roadworthy. Bring a spare innertube and waterproof jacket. A gentle introduction to club cycling. Leader : Harry Taylor (Tel 01282 695728.)
Sunday 4th September, Short ride to Linton Falls. Lunch Burnsall. Meet at Langroyd. 9.30am. Leader : Jackie Duerden
Sunday 4th September, Medium ride to Malham Tarn. Lunch Arncliffe (pub or picnic). Meet at Langroyd. 9.00am. No leader allocated.
|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.|