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/September 2015
Sunday 30th Aug. Short ride to Rome and Wham. Lunch Settle. Meet Higherford 9.00am Leader Jackie Duerden.
Sunday 30th Aug. Long ride to Ribblehead. Lunch Ingleton. Meet Higherford 9.00am Leader John Ramsden.
Wednesday 2nd Sept. Bridleway ride to Calton Moor. Lunch Cracoe. Meet Langroyd 9.00am (drive to Airton) Leader David Tinker (774828.)
Saturday 5th Sept. Intro ride part of Pendle Cycling Festival 17.5 miles: Tour of Pendle - Part 1. Meet Colne Railway Station 10.00am
Sunday 6th Sept. Short ride to Skull Rd. Lunch Burnsall. Meet Langroyd 9.30am Leader Sue Stansfield.
Sunday 6th Sept. Intro ride part of Pendle Cycling Festival 35 miles: Tour of Pendle - whole. Meet Colne Railway Station 10.00am
Saturday 12th Sept. TWO extra short beginners rides. First leaves Pendle Heritage Centre, Barrowford at 9.00am covering 30 miles and links with the second ride meeting at Greenberfield Locks car park near Barnoldswick at 10.00am which covers 15 miles. Leader : John Ramsden (Tel : 712185)
Saturday 12th Sept. Intro ride part of Pendle Cycling Festival 24 miles: Tour of Pendle - Part 2. Meet Colne Railway Station 10.00am
Sunday 13th Sept. Short ride to Cracoe. Lunch Cracoe. Meet Langroyd 9.00am Leader Sue Stansfield.
Sunday 13th Sept. Medium ride to Bolton Abbey. Lunch Bolton Abbey. Meet Langroyd 9.00am Leader Harry Taylor (695728)
|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.|