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 ā€“ August/September 2015  

Sunday 30th Aug. Short ride to Rome and Wham. Lunch Settle.  Meet Higherford 9.00am Leader Jackie Duerden. 

Sunday 30th Aug. Long ride to Ribblehead. Lunch Ingleton.  Meet Higherford 9.00am Leader John Ramsden.

Wednesday 2nd Sept. Bridleway ride to Calton Moor. Lunch Cracoe.  Meet Langroyd 9.00am (drive to Airton) Leader David Tinker (774828.)

Saturday 5th Sept. Intro ride part of Pendle Cycling Festival 17.5 miles: Tour of Pendle - Part 1.  Meet Colne Railway Station 10.00am

Sunday 6th Sept. Short ride to Skull Rd. Lunch Burnsall.  Meet Langroyd 9.30am Leader Sue Stansfield.

Sunday 6th Sept. Intro ride part of Pendle Cycling Festival 35 miles: Tour of Pendle - whole.  Meet Colne Railway Station 10.00am

Saturday 12th Sept. TWO extra short beginners rides.  First leaves Pendle Heritage Centre, Barrowford at 9.00am covering 30 miles and links with the second ride meeting at Greenberfield Locks car park near Barnoldswick at 10.00am which covers 15 miles.  Leader : John Ramsden (Tel : 712185)

Saturday 12th Sept. Intro ride part of Pendle Cycling Festival 24 miles: Tour of Pendle - Part 2.  Meet Colne Railway Station 10.00am

Sunday 13th Sept. Short ride to Cracoe. Lunch Cracoe.  Meet Langroyd 9.00am Leader Sue Stansfield.

Sunday 13th Sept. Medium ride to Bolton Abbey. Lunch Bolton Abbey.  Meet Langroyd 9.00am Leader Harry Taylor (695728)





Our Rides Explained ā€“ 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 ā€“ 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 July to September 2015 is 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


Slide Night

We will be holding another of our popular "Members Slides" nigts on 16th November - details to follow

Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on 4th November - more details to follow.

10-Pin Bowling

22nd October - 10 pin Bowling Night. Contact Jim Duerden for more details

Dumfries Weekend

17th or  18th to 20th September - Club weekend to Dumfries area.  Based at Barnsoul Caravan Park, Shawhead, Dumfries. Tel…

John Herbert (RIP)

We were saddened to hear that John Herbert, a regular rider with us for a number of years until his…


Medium ride to Dunsop Bridge / Little Bowland - 16th August 2015

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Five riders took part in this medium ride with some fairly easy miles to start via Ribchester (pausing at the…

Extra Short Beginners Ride - Saturday 8th August 2015

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A record number of riders turned out for our August Beginners ride - 19 in all! On a lovely sunny…

Hawes Weekend - July 2015

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We spent the weekend of 24th to 26th July cycling around the Yorkshire Dales from our base in Hawes. On…

Hesket Newmarket Weekend - April 2015

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An early start on Friday, April 17th saw us arriving at Hesket Newmarket in the northern Lake District for a…