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. We also offer short tours throughout the year in the UK and occasionally overseas. 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 Cycling UK, the national cyclists organisation. See www.cyclinguk.org. 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 – July 2017
Saturday 1st July. Extra Short Beginners ride to Waddington. Meet 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 bike is OK as long as it's roadworthy. Bring a waterproof jacket and spare innertube. A gentle introduction to club cycling
Sunday 2nd July. Short/Medium 50 mile Challenge Ride. Meet Whalley Bus Station at 9.00am Leader : Harry Taylor. (Dependent on numbers we will possibly ride in 2 groups - a faster and slower group. Further info below - Route sheet will be posted on this website shortly.)
Sunday 9th July. Short car assisted ride to Swaledale. Lunch : Muker. Meet Hawes at 10.00am. Leader : Jackie Duerden.
Sunday 9th July. Medium ride to Langstrothdale (includes a track). Lunch Buckden. Meet Langroyd roundabout at 9.00am. Leader : Bob Jackson
Sunday 16th July. Short ride to Dunmow Hall. Lunch : Slaidburn. Meet Higherford 9.30am or Gisburn 10.10am. No Leader allocated.
Sunday 16th July. Medium ride to Bowland Knotts. Lunch Clapham. Meet Higherford 9.00am or Gisburn 10.00am. No Leader allocated.
SUMMER CHALENGE RIDES 2017
You may not want to win the Tour de France but if you enjoy cycling purely for fun and exercise and want to take on a challenge think about entering some or all of our Summer Challenge Rides. Note the following dates for your diary :
Sunday 21st May - 50 km (31 miles) ; Sunday 2nd July - 50 miles ; Sunday 30th July - 100 km (62 mi); Sunday 27th August - 100 miles
- No time limit – participants will ride as a group
- Coffee/meal stops on route or bring your own food and drink
- Certificates for completion
- Route sheets will be available on our website prior to ride and print copies available on day
- £3.00 Entry Fee
- CHARITY RIDERS – If you wish to raise money for a chosen charity you should organise this for yourself – we will provide authentication that you have completed the ride.
|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.|