Burnley and Pendle

Cyclists Touring Club

Welcome...

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 – February 2016

NB. Please bring lights on full day rides just in case they're needed - although we generally plan to get back before dark.

 

Sunday 14th February. Short ride to Victoria Cave. Lunch Settle. Meet at Higherford 9.30am.

Sunday 14th February. Medium+ ride to Airton.  Lunch Settle. Meet at Higherford 9.30am.

Sunday 21st February. Short ride to Hebden Bridge via Widdop. Lunch Hebden Bridge. Meet at Haggate Cross rds. 10.00am. Leader : Jackie Duerden.

Sunday 21st February. Medium ride to Hebden Bridge via Bacup. Lunch Hebden Bridge. Meet at Holme Chapel. 9.30am.

Sunday 28th February. Short ride to Newton. Lunch Dunsop Bridge. Meet at Springwood car park nr Whalley. 9.30am. Leader : Sue Stansfield.

Sunday 28th February. Medium ride to Little Bowland. Lunch Dunsop Bridge. Meet at Springwood car park nr Whalley. 9.00am. Leader : John Ramsden.


 

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 January to March 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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