Burnley and Pendle

Cyclists Touring Club


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 – early October 2015  

Saturday 3rd October - Extra Short Ride for Beginners/New Riders.  Meet 10.00am Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley (£1 car park charge) Easy paced ride of 15 to 20 miles on quiet lanes - coffee stop half way round. Contact Harry on 01282 695728 for more info.

Sunday 4th October. Short ride to Janet's Foss. Lunch Malham.  Meet Langroyd 9.30am Leader Ian Lowcock.

Wednesday 6th October.  Off road ride around Gisburn Forest. Lunch at Tosside.  Meet at Langroyd at 9.00am (to drive to Tosside.) Leader David Tinker 01282 774828.

Sunday 11th October. Short ride to Langcliffe Kiln. Lunch Settle.  Meet Higherford 9.30am or 10.00am from Gisburn. Leader from Gisburn Margaret Brown.

Sunday 11th October. Long ride to Ribblehead. Lunch Horton in Ribblesdale or Ingleton. Meet Higherford 9.00am. Leader Harry Taylor (695728)

Sunday 18th October. Short ride to Beacon Fell. Lunch Cobble Hey. Meet Spring wood Car Park nr Whalley 10.00am . Leader Mark Clegg.

Sunday 18th October. Long ride to Harris End Fell. Lunch Cobble Hey. Meet Read 9.00am. Leader John Ramsden (712185)


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 2015 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


Slide Night

We will be holding another of our popular "Members Slides" nigts on 16th November - details to follow

Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on 4th November - more details to follow.

10-Pin Bowling

22nd October - 10 pin Bowling Night. Contact Jim Duerden for more details

John Herbert (RIP)

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Lancashire Police Warning

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Short ride to Janet's Foss - 4th October 2015

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Birthday Rides 2015

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Medium Ride to Bolton Abbey - Sunday 13th September 2015

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Medium ride to Dunsop Bridge / Little Bowland - 16th August 2015

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