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.
Forthcoming Rides – May/early June 2016
Sunday 29th May, Short ride to Littendale (inc. track) Lunch Arncliffe. Meet at Langroyd. 9.30am Leader: Ian Lowcock.
Sunday 29th May, Medium ride to Halton Gill. Lunch at Arncliffe. Meet at Langroyd. 9.00am Leader: John Ramsden.
Saturday 4th June, Extra Short Beginners Ride to Longridge. Meet at 10.00am Spring Wood car park nr Whalley. 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 intoduction to club riding.
Sunday 5th June, Short ride to Blackstone Edge Lunch Hollingworth Lake. Meet at Holme Chapel. 9.30am Leader: Judith Carter
Sunday 5th June, Medium ride to Cragg Vale. Lunch at Hollingworth Lake. Meet at Holme Chapel. 9.30am Leader: Harry Taylor
Sunday 12th June, Short ride to Valley of Desolation Lunch Storiths. Meet at Laneshaw Bridge. 9.30am Leader: Mark Clegg
Sunday 12th June, Medium ride to Grimwith Reservoir. Lunch at Storiths. Meet at Laneshaw Bridge. 9.30am
Tuesday 14th June, Bridelway Ride. Note this ride has been cancelled. An alternative Car assisted Bridleway ride has now been arranged for Tuesday 21st June. Meet Langroyd 8:00am, drive to Feetham in Swaledale. Leader David Tinker.
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.|