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 – July/early August 2016

Sunday 24th July, Short ride to Walloper Well.  Lunch Slaidburn. Meet at Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley. 9.30am Leader: Ian Lowcock.

Sunday 24th July, Medium ride - 100 kilometres (61 miles) challenge ride.  Lunch Knott End.  Meet at Whalley Bus Station. 9.00am.  Leader : Jim Duerden.  (See route sheet and details on website.)

Sunday 31st July, Short ride to Valley of Desolation.  Lunch Storiths. Meet at Langroyd. 9.00am Leader: Mark Clegg.

Sunday 31st July, Medium ride to Grimwith Reservoir. Lunch Storith. Meet at Laneshaw Bridge. 9.00am Leader: David Tinker

Tuesday 2nd August,  Car Assisted Bridleway ride (mainly off road) to Crackpot Hall.  Lunch at Tan Hill Pub.  Meet at Langroyd at 9.00am (to drive to Muker.) Leader : David Tinker (Tel 774828.)

Saturday 6th August.  Extra Short Beginners Ride to Waddington.  Meet at Spring Wood Car park nr Whalley at 10.00am.  Leader : Mark Clegg.  15 to 20 miles on quiet lanes with coffee stop half way.  Any kind of bike is OK as long as it's roadworthy.  Bring spare innertube and waterproof jacket.  A gentle introduction to club cycling.

Sunday 7th August, Short ride to Bordley.  Lunch Malham. Meet at Langroyd. 9.30am Leader: Bob Jackson.

Sunday 7th August, Medium ride to Harris End Fell. Lunch Garstang. Meet at Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley. 9.00am Leader: Harry Taylor

NB. A new cycling exhibition, is currently taking place at the art gallery at The Studio at Bashall Barn, near Clitheroe.  Titled 'Le Tour', it is an exhibition of new cycling paintings, celebrating the Tour de France.  The exhibition runs until 24th July, to coincide with the actual tour. Painter : John Rotherham. Studio at Bashall Barn Art Gallery. Gallery Website.facebook page - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel :07736 540895


Advance Notice - late Summer Challenge Rides.  A number of riders have expressed interest in doing some longer challenge rides at the back end of summer.  We'll be running a 100 kilometre ride (61 miles) on Sunday 24th July starting at 9.00am from Whalley (organised by Jim Duerden) and a 100 mile ride on Sunday 28th August starting at 7.00am also from Whalley (organised by Harry Taylor.)  There is no time limit for either ride and you can, if you wish, get a certificate to show you've completed the ride.  We'll be publishing the routes and other info for the rides on this website soon.  We have rides throughout the summer to build up fitness for these rides, as well as our normal shorter rides for those who prefer these. 

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


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