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.
Sunday 17th August 2014, Extra Short Ride, Especially suited to New Riders and Familes.
Meet 10:00am @ The Steven Burke Sports Hub, Barrowford/Nelson for a ride to Greenberfield locks, led by David Higginson.
Tuesday 26th August 2014, Blackpool Ride The Lights.
Meet South Shore car park at end of M55 @ 6:30pm. Join thousands of other cyclists of all ages to ride through the illuminations on roads open just to cycles. Contact John (Tel: 01282 712185) for information & possible transport arrangements.
Saturday 6th September 2014, Extra Short Ride, Especially suited to New Riders and Families.
Meet 10:00am @ Langroyd for ride to Wycoller Country Park, led by Harry Taylor, tel: 695728.
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.