A very warm welcome to your local Cycling Touring Club website.
The Club is part of CTC, the UK's national cyclists organisation. See www.ctc.org.uk. We are a very active and friendly cycling club, offering you a chance to explore the scenic byways of Pendleside, the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland "under your own steam" with like minded people.
Every Sunday we offer a choice of rides seeking out quiet country lanes with stops to socialise in cafes and village tearooms.
There is a midweek ride/social on Tuesday evening.
A Saturday morning, half day ride is also available.
Approximately once a month we put on a guided Mountain Bike Ride, on a Saturday.
New riders will be made very welcome on all of our rides.
We do put on a series of rides, particularly through the spring and summer which are specifically aimed at new riders and families with children.
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.
Details of all our rides can be found on the 'Rides List' which we produce quarterly. A copy can be downloaded from this website.
If you are interested in a short introductory ride please give John a ring on 01282 712185 and we will see what we can arrange? If you have any queries at all please do not hesitate to get in touch, via our contact details?
Our Current Rides List is available to download. Visit our Rides List page.
Monday 28th April 2014, 7:30pm Committee Meeting @ The Rising Sun Inn, Gisburn Road, Blacko.
Saturday 24th May 2014, Extra Short Ride. Especially suited to New Riders and Families.
Meet 10:00am @ Langroyd for ride to Gargrave. Cafe available for refreshments or bring your own. Then ride back to start. For more information please contact the ride leader Jim Duerden Tel: 453061.
Saturday 21st June 2014, Extra Short Ride. Especially suited to New Riders and Families.
Meet 10:00am @ Greenberfield Locks. For more information please contact the ride leader Ian Lowcock Tel: 812842.
Saturday 5th July 2014, Tour de France.
Meet 8:00am @ Langroyd to drive up to Sedbergh and then cycle to Buttertubs to watch the race. Contact David Tinker Tel: 774828.
Sunday 6th July 2014, Tour de France.
Meet 9:00am @ Holme Chapel to cycle to Cragg Vale to watch the race. Contact David Tinker Tel: 774828.
Sunday 13th July 2014, Charity Treasure Hunt Ride.
Following the sucess of last years charity ride on the 30th June 2013, in which 58 riders took part and raised £1000 for the purchase of a disability adapted cycle for use by Pendle Council's 'Wheels for All' scheme, this years charity event will cover a shorter distance with various items to look out for or questions to answer along the way. The event is intended to be suitable for new riders and families. Maps and detailed route sheets will be provided and Burnley and Pendle CTC members will be available to escort new riders and families. All monies will again be going to the 'Wheels for All' scheme. Final details are still to be confirmed and will appear on this site in due course.
Friday 10th to Monday 13th October 2014, Cycle Weekend to Belgium.
Last year Jim Duerden organised a very successful and remarkably inexpensive weekend to Bruges, which included two overnight ferry crossings including cabin, evening meal & breakfast along with hotel & breakfast in Bruges for just £125 per person. All six members thoroughly enjoyed last years trip even though the weather was absolutely atrocious. We hope to get a similar deal this year, with the expectation that the weather could not possibly be as bad and so we can look forward to two pleasant days cycling. Could anyone interested please contact Jim Tel: 453061.